Tim Springer from Spartan Basketball

Close-outs and Help Line

Closeouts and Help Line

Closeouts and Help Line

Defender X1 closes out player 1 and plays dummy defense. Player 1 attacks X4 in live play.

Progression: Player X1 and X4 both defend player 1.

Drill: Screen the ball handler and pop for 15 catch and shoot makes. Do to both sides of the floor.

Close-outs to Contest and Box-out

Close-outs to Contest and Box-Out

Close-outs to Contest and Box-Out

Players closes out on first coach and takes away first step. Then slides to second coach for contest of shot and box out.

Close-outs to Take Away First Step

Close-outs to Take Away First Step

Close-outs to Take Away First Step

Player closes out on coach. Coach attacks off the dribble. Player stops coach on dribble and continues to slide to the corner. Next player comes right behind first player in repitition.

Defend the Paint

Defend the Paint

Defend the Paint

On the pass, defender X1 one drops to help opposite block and walls up against player 1’s drive.

Transition Chase Down

Transition Chase Down

Transition Chase Down

Both players start at half court. Defender X1 trys to get in front and stop player 1 from scoring.

Emphasis: Stopping the ball before the free throw line.

You can download the above Drills as a PDF file here!

Tim Springer has worked with D1, international and WNBA players. In 2011, Tim was a coaching intern with the San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) and was responsible for player development. Please make sure to drop-by his Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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