Thursday, July 30, 2015
This Half Court Scramble drill can work with 3-on-3, 4-on-4, or 5-on-5. The diagram above shows the drill set up as 5-on-5. The coach can designate what play the offense should run. The offense will attempt to score while the defense is trying to prevent a score. At some point when the offense is attempting to score, the coach will yell out a defender's name. That defender (X3 in the diagram) will sprint to touch the baseline and get back into the play as soon as possible. Meanwhile the other four defenders will scramble in attempt to keep the offense from scoring until X3 gets back in the play.
Scoring the Drill
Give each team the same number of possessions on defense. One point is awarded to the defense for every "clean stop" they get. A clean stop is when the defense prevents the offense from scoring while not giving up an offensive rebound.
Another scoring option is to give an additional point for a possession when the defense forces a turnover prior to the offense has a shot attempt. You can also award 3 points for taking a charge.
Before starting the drill establish the consequence for the losing team.