Author Information


John Pirie


The Governors


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Fast Break

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game, Skill

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:




Simulate turnovers in areas of the field that result in short lived offensive opportunities.

Description of Drill-Execution

Players are released by the coach who throws or rolls a ball to a specific line #1-4. Players can stay in for a pre-determined # of plays. Defense rotates in at the same intervals as offensive players. Players A#1, A#4, and M#3 are on offense. Coach would roll the ball to M#2 in line #2 to start the next set.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  • Ground Balls
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Fast Break offense/defense

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

Coaches can control the length of these situations with a predetermined count; for example a 10 second count to score or get to a good shot. Drill can be run at both ends of the field if to maximize “touches” for all players.