The Transition Catch-Up Drill

Don't let a breakaway turn into easy points. Here's a drill that works on effort and angles so that a defender can catch up with a ball-handler streaking toward the basket.

The Drill

  • Both players start at halfcourt, one with a ball.
  • The ball-handler and defender take off at the same time.
  • The defender's job is to try to get in front of the ball-handler before the free-throw line.

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