Because of the shortage of coaches using the full court in training in Australian junior basketball, players forget to look up the court after taking a rebound. The ball is delivered to the nearest guard, and the offence only begins after the half way line. By teaching players triple threat and this long court drill we have become a formidable team, and often beat teams due to the help of a few fast breaks.
Start with 3 guards on 3 point line, standard position [point, and 2 wings]. Place an obstacle next to one of the wings. Then the point should pass the ball to the wing with the chair next to him. The now weakside guard should run around the chair, and look for the ball at half way line. The point will run in, take the rebound and pass it to the running player. All players should run up the court -remembering to follow a running player just in case he misses. Hand targets should be displayed by runner/s and ball should be to the hand or in front.
Make sure players call for the ball and display a hand target when they want the ball. Make sure the remaining shooter and rebounder follow the ball to get a rebound if any, or to be able to full court press.
There are heaps, this is a very open drill!
Long Court LEADING Passes
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.