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2nd & 3rd Grade Practice Drills

Offense

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
4 Player Offense - Pass Cut Fill Teach basic 4 player offense, 2nd grade girls Intermediate Level one offense
4 Player Off Level 2 Back Cut Getting open versus denying defense Intermediate to Advanced Level 2 of 2nd grade offense
4 on 0 Coach Back Cut Getting open versus denying defense Intermediate to Advanced Level 2 of 2nd grade offense
4 on 4 Points for Passes Getting open versus denying defense Intermediate to Advanced One of favorites
4 Player Offense Level 3: Screening Offense, screening, ball screens Advanced Level 3 of 2nd grade offense
4 Player Offense Level 3; Screening Part 2 Inbounder as hunter Advanced Part 2 of level 3 of 2nd grade offense
2 on 1 Lane Awareness Dribbler making smart decisions when to enter lane Intermediate to Advanced Good drill to encourage decision making

Dribbling

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
Stationary Dribbling Circle Stationary dribbling skills Beginner to Intermediate Ball skill work
Dribble Shuttles Teach dribble moves Intermediate Good all team dribbling and conditioner
8 Second Contain 1 on 1 dribbling work Advanced Full court, conditioner, skill builder
Eyes Up Dribbling Dribbling vs pressure, keeping eyes up Intermediate to Advanced Good drill

Screening

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
2 on 2 Screening Drill Teaching how to set and get through screens Beginner to Intermediate Good drill, good progression

Ball Screens

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
2 on 2 Ball Screen Drill Offense, defense, ball screens Intermediate to Advanced Teaching how to defend and set better ball screens

Attack Moves

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
Drive Move/Defensive Closeout Drill Teach attack moves and closeouts Advanced

Layups

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
Full Court Layups Dribbling, layups Beginner to Intermediate Can be used at every practice
Layup Hi 5 Drill Learning how to make layups Beginner Teaching layups
Pass Cut Layups Practice give n go layups, basic offense Intermediate Basic offense repetition

Footwork

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
Jumpstop Dribble Tag Jumpstop in game type situations Intermediate Fun, player favorite
Teaching Jumpstops Teach jumpstop technique Beginner Jumpstops are important

Passing

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
Partner Passing Passing, catching, get to know you Beginner Good drill beginning of season
5 Seconds to Pass Making decisions, passing vs defense Advanced Good drill to encourage faster decision making, might need to practice the two hand overhead pass before doing this drill, few girls have the power and accuracy to throw it

Transition Offense

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
4 on 0 Offensive Transition Transitioning from defense to offense Intermediate Fast breaking off a rebound/loose ball or off a score

Transition O and D

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
4 Player Random Transition Transition drill for both offense and defense Advanced Tough drill

Defense

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
Defensive Slide Shuttles Technique, footwork, conditioning Beginner to Intermediate Good conditioner, fundamental skill

Toughness

Drill Name Objectives Difficulty Comments
NBA in the lane Rebounding, offense defense in the lane Intermediate to Advanced One of my favorites