Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Cutting, Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Game, Skill

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




This drill is excellent for teaching players to time cuts, get open, and pivot away from pressure while working together.

Description of Drill-Execution

The drill starts with 5 attackers and 5 defenders.  The ball is constantly being swung between the top 3 attackers around the outside of the perimeter.  The 2 attackers in the center are working together using pick interference. The attackers are using each other to try and “pop” open for a quick pass and shot.  These 2 attackers on the inside should focus on setting picks away from the ball and freeing their opposite player. Emphasize to change speeds and directions. A side-to-side movement is easy to defend, make a set-up move by taking a defender one way and then a quick change of speed and direction to break free.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Quick ball movement
  2. Working together on attack to get teammates open
  3. Making smart cuts

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

Add 2 more attackers and defenders behind the cage.  These players are primarily stationary.  This drill is more for the 2 attackers in the middle.