DEEP OPTION TRANSITIONS

Transition the ball quickly down the court by looking beyond the closest option and using partnerships and timing to open things up!

Level
Basic-intermediate

Players
8+

Equipment
1 ball
Bibs (optional)

Coaching points
– Use both sides of the court for this drill if you have a larger group, or just one side for smaller groups.
– Ensure the players offering the ‘short’ option, who aren’t used, still drive hard as if they would be receiving the ball.
– Look for those timing cues – if players are slowing down towards the sideline or the goalpost, they’re likely too early and need to hold their leads or complete another preliminary move.
– To progress the drill further, add one defender onto each pair of attackers down the court. Then add a second defender.