Transition drills are great for more developed athletes. By mimicking the game situation of hustling back on defense or offense, not only do you develop a specific skill but you will improve physical conditioning as well.
Tennessee Transition Shooting is a perfect example. By adding a transition element, players must look past their fatigue and focus on proper execution to make their jumpers.
Tennessee Transition Shooting
|DESCRIPTION||Start with 3 players spread along centre court, and 3 players spread along each baseline – all players on the baseline start with a basketball. The players at centre run straight towards a basket, receive a pass from the baseline, take a jump shot, and collect their rebound. The baseline passers then sprint the floor to the opposite basket, receive a pass from the baseline, take a jump shot, and collect their rebound. The drill continues with players rotating from passing to shooting positions.|
|SKILL FOCUS||Shooting, Conditioning, Passing|
|AGE (STAGE)||Ages 8+ (Learn-to-Train)|
|Add some competition by challenging the team to make a minimum number of shots in a set amount of time. Have a coach/volunteer under each basket to count the number of makes, adding up to a total for the game. Note the team record, and challenge players to better their score with each attempt at the drill!|
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