Here is a transition defense drill that I got from Drew Hanlen of Pure Sweat Basketball. I like and use this drill for the following reasons:
- Really emphasizes how there is no good transition defense for a turnover
- Creates a fast “next play speed” as players must sprint back as to not allow another basket
- The drill is small sided (2v2), allowing for more repetitions and decision-making opportunities for the players involved.
- Great pace and allows for a high level of on-task time for all players.
- It is random and each situation is new. Too many transition drills are scripted and neat, but this drill embraces the ambiguity of the game.
- Allows me to begin teaching the 2 man actions in motion offense at the same time as working on transition defense, again, maximizing my practice time.