These defensive basketball drills expand on the first twelve drills you’ll find on our first page of drills for defense.
Clogging the Passing Lane
Break up the team into groups of two on two. The defensive player on the offensive player without the ball should get into a proper defensive position while focusing his attention on the passer. Maintain about a two to three step space between the man being guarded.
As soon as the pass is made, make a break on the basketball, make the steal and take it down the court on the fast break. As soon as the ball is intercepted, the formerly offensive players should get back on defense and try to thwart the easy lay-up.