• Work the Man in the Half Court Drill

  • Purpose

    Defender practices footwork and sliding.

  • Drill Setup

    Two players face off in the halfcourt.

  • How It Works

    1. The offensive player does not shoot. His job is to dribble, drive, retreat dribble, etc., to test the defender who tries to stay between the offensive player and the basket.

The defender tries to stay in front of his man.

  • Coaching Tips

    Defenders should be focused on moving their feet and ensuring a big gap doesn’t develop between them and the offensive player.

    If the offensive player tries to go baseline, the defender must get there first and put a foot on the line to turn him back.

    Stress no reaching to the defenders as it can throw them off balance and make it more likely for them to get beat.