Joe Dooley: Drills to Teach Transition Drive and Screen Offense
10 drills to build a fast tempo offense built on effective dribbling and passing!
- Learn passing drills that raise your team's skill level and "feel" to play at a fast tempo.
- Teach your players how to pick & roll and move the ball in transition to put extra pressure on the defense
- Get a 1-on-1 series that trains players to make plays with the ball, especially when a play breaks down and it's late in the shot clock
with Joe Dooley, Florida Gulf Coast University Head Coach; 2017 Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year; 2017 Atlant2014 Atlantic Sun Regular Season Championsic Sun Tournament Champions (Back-to-Back titles 2016-17);
So many teams are continuing to develop up-tempo fast paced offenses to exploit opposing defenses. At the same time, many coaches look to implement these quick offense entries without developing the skills required for them to become effective elements in your offensive identity. Joe Dooley takes you through breakdown drills and skills that will help develop your team within this up-tempo style of play.
Coach Dooley's drills are uniquely designed to develop players. The individual and breakdown drills shown focus on how to cut, pass and shoot. You'll learn options for guards and post players using ball screen offense and drift passing that can be used at multiple skill levels.
Coach Dooley presents passing drills to eliminate turnovers that you can use regularly in practice. Drills include:
- Nash Drill - a simple warm-up drill that utilizes both hands and works on making good one-handed air and bounce passes.
- Gap Passing Drill - a three-man drill that focuses on quick movement to exploit bad closeouts and get into the gaps of the defense.
- Pocket Passing - works on early offense entries, focusing on drag screen in transition and hitting the roll man off the ball screen.
Drive and Kick
Coach Dooley takes you through a drive and kick series that will help your team not only penetrate to the basket, but also find open players when they do drive and kick. The series is designed to work on a variety of situations including using the L cut, drift passes to the corner and passes back to players filling behind drivers. The drills develop post play and work on posting-up, executing the `Okafor move,' kicking the ball back out to the perimeter, and chasing passes to the perimeter with ball screens.
Part of developing a team to play up-tempo basketball is the ability to play good defense. The closeout is one of the most important aspects of defensive basketball, as it helps a defensive player transition from help or denial to pressuring the basketball.
Coach Dooley demonstrates a 3-on-3 closeout drill designed to work on closing out and going live on the catch. In what turns into a game of 3-on-3, all of the breakdown drills utilized presented earlier get put to use.
Offensive Build-Up Drills
Every day in practice, Coach Dooley's teams play 1-on-1 or 3-on-3. The 1-on-1 drills are presented with the action starting off of a maneuver or a situation in practice. Each offensive player is given a three-dribble limit and must find a way to create a scoring opportunity for themselves against on-ball pressure.
A unique part of the 1-on-1 drills is the use of ball screen defense. Coach Dooley takes players through the ways in which his players guard ball screens before going into a live 1-on-1 situation. All of these 1-on-1 drills then lead up to 3-on-3
The skill development drills presented by Coach Dooley are designed to create an up-tempo style of basketball that can generate offense and produce points all night.