• Shell Drill - Phase 1

  • Purpose

    Stresses important defensive concepts.

  • Drill Setup

    Four defenders against four offensive players.

  • How It Works

    The four offensive players set up around the 3-point line. The defenders match up man-to-man.

    Phase 1 – Adjust: Defenders adjust their positioning based on where the ball is. Defender on the ball is up tight , defender one pass away is in denial, defender two passes away is in help position, and defender three passes away (when ball is on the opposite wing) is in the middle of the lane in pistols position.

  • Coaching Tips

    Communication and positioning are keys to defensive success – be sure to stress both during all phases of this drill.