3-on-3 full court – 4th of july special
- The more teams of 3 that you have for this fun full court basketball drill the better
- Try to make the teams evenly matched
- The offense should work on spacing, cutting, moving the basketball, moving without the basketball, getting open, and screening to force the defense to adjust
- Offensive players shouldn’t try to overuse the dribble and utilize their teammates
- The defense will need to work on talking, finishing their defense, closing out, boxing out, and rebounding
- Emphasize the importance of the defense staying in front of the basketball
- Make the 3-on-3 full court basketball drill fun and competitive
- The drill can go for a time limit or a certain amount of points
- This full court drill will be fast paced and players should push to fight through fatigue (continue to focus on fundamentals)
- Divide players in to teams of 3 (ex. 5 teams of 3 – you have team 1, team 2, team 3, team 4, and team 5)
- Have team 1 set up on offense waiting to attack the other end of the court
- Have team 2 match up with team 1 on defense
- The coach throws the ball in from the baseline and team 1 attacks team 2 by trying to score at the basket on the other end of the court
- The other groups of 3 (team 3, 4, and 5) will wait on the baseline
- (Scenario 1) If team 1 scores on the other end, they get their rebound and will go back down the court to try and score on the next group of 3 (team 3) that’s waiting to play defense. Team 2 awaits on the other end, prepping to play defense.
- (Scenario 2) If team 2 stops team 1 and gets the rebound, team 2 takes their rebound and attacks the other end of the court looking to score on team 3. Team 1 awaits on the other end, prepping to play defense.
In either scenario, if team 1 or 2 is attacking team 3, the same thing happens. If team 1 or 2 scores on team 3 they get their rebound and will attack the other end of the court.
In any attack, if the offensive team shoots, misses, and gets their own rebound, they will continue to try and score. If there is a defensive rebound, that team attacks the other end.
- Whatever team that doesn’t score or get a defensive rebound, they have to stay and wait until the next offensive team attacks them