Man to Man Defense Drill

  • 6 players line up on the floor – 3 on baseline and 3 on perimeter as in the picture to the left.
  • 1 is guarding 4, 2 is guarding 5 and 3 is guarding 6
  • The ball is passed from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4 to 5 to 6
  • The focus of the drill is closeouts with a hand up, mirroring the ball, jumping to the ball and getting to the mid-line

Change the focus as players go through the line. Make it closeouts, contesting shots, one on one defense, help defense or rebounding.  Some coaches add a fourth player and have them ball screen on the wing.

Man Defense Drill

Any Thoughts, Coach?