4 offense start at the opposite free throw line
4 defense at opposite hoop, right inside the 3 pt arc, with their backs to the offense
4 defense cannot look at the offense until the whistle
The 4 offense take off in a dead sprint towards the defense, who cannot see them.
Just as the offense crosses half court or later, the coach blows the whistle.
The offense comes flying into the defender as hard as they can, literally throwing elbows and force at the defender.
The defender must find his man and fight back, to get a box off whoever recovers the ball has the most 'hustle with the muscle'
8 (4 offensive, 4 defensive)
Really push kids to their physical peaks if a little guard gets mowed down by your 220 lb. center, big deal, comes with the drill.
Push your kids, we have lead the conference in rebounding the past 4 yrs, and the only drill we use, you ask?? THE HUSTLE WITH THE MUSCLE
For a variation, we will add 6 on offense or give them the padded blocking dummies.
Also make the defense run when failing to out hustle or out muscle the defense...
Boxing off, crashing the boards, physical play, elbows in the defender's face
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.