Develop Your Team's Fast Break Skills With the
Four-Pass Drill (a.k.a. "Greenback Drill")
The Four-Pass Drill calls for four quick bullet passes leading to a layup without dribbling. It teaches players to run and pass the ball at top speed. Too many times, we allow players to play at 80% effort in practice, yet we expect them to perform at top speed on game night. After you run the Greenback Drill for a right-hand layup/dunk, run it in opposite fashion to practice left-hand layups.
Emphasizes: passing, catching and finishing, all while running at full speed.
Performing(see diagrams at end of article):
The next group leaves as the first group passes the ball for the layup. There will be constant movement in this drill. If the ball is mishandled, dropped, or any sort of turnover happens, the group is immediately finished. The next group must be alert and start immediately. The turnover group must get their basketball back to the middle line. This is extremely important since only two basketballs are allowed in the drill.
Four-Pass Drill Coaching Keys
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