Flash the Lane Drill

Setup

The entire team of players takes the court in a full 5 on 5 player offensive lineup. Optionally line up 5 defensive players in a man-to-man defense. This drill will work much better when your team can see how to place the picks against real defenders.

Purpose

This is an example of a good to run against a man-to-man defense. By having your team execute this double pick play, your players will be able to see how then can execute a strategy together in order to create an open look at the basket for their teammates.

Drill Description

The play starts with the point guard making a pass to the wing on the left side of the court. Immediately after passing the ball away, the point guard then runs to the opposite side of the court where he sets a pick on the man guarding the right wing.

The right wing, then comes over the top of the pick towards the center of the court.

The post player on the left side of the key, also goes to set a pick for the wing player. This second pick will take place somewhere around the elbow, after the defender has made it past the first pick from the point guard.

The left wing, who is now holding the ball, passes the ball back into the opposite wing who is now flashing through the center of the lane. He then takes the ball for a layup, or passes it to the right post, if he is open on the block.

Note: This play works best against a man-on-defense due to the fact that the double pick maneuver is attempting to target the defender chasing after the wing player.

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