Most players love to run and have the freedom to attack opponents in the open court. The fast break should be performed with speed; players need to pass the ball quickly up the floor before the defense can recover. Forcing the tempo of a game is a great asset. Defenses are in scramble mode as players try to get back, identify their player, and help out teammates. This causes confusion and mismatches, and it can tire a team out.
Four-on-Zero Fast-Break Layup Drill
To practice filling in positions on the fast break.
1. Four players participate in this drill, with no defenders. Players set up in front of the basket along the baseline; players 1 and 4 start at the blocks, and players 2 and 3 start in the corners.
2. Player 4 tosses the ball off the backboard and rebounds. Player 1 cuts to the middle for an outlet pass, while players 2 and 3 run down the outside lanes for a pass at the opposite end.
3. Whoever receives the ball from player 1 takes the ball to the basket for a layup; player 4 sprints down the court for a rebound.
4. Whether the shot is made or missed, player 4 grabs the ball and makes an outlet pass once again to player 1, and the fast break is executed on the other end.
Lady Magic Tips
- The group should try to make 20 shots in 2 minutes.
- Instead of passing to the same player every time or shooting from the same spot, players should mix things up!