Half Court Attack (Video)

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Half Court Attack is a simple but extrememly fast paced and competitive drill. It combines fast break, ball handling, defense, finishing and conditioning aspects, all in the same drill.

The drill starts with 2 markers (preferably obsticles such as chairs or cones) set at around 28 feet from the basket.

Players are in 2 lines on the baseline, in line with the markers. The player in the outside line has a ball and is the offense. Inside player is the defense.

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On "go," players take off toward the markers.

Offensive player, on the dribble, goes to the outside of the marker, dribbles around the marker, toward the inside and heads back toward the basket.

Defensive player runs between the markers, turns outside the marker and heads toward the basket.

Offense should take as few dribbles as possible and should finish on the same side of the court the drill is run on.

  half court Attack 2
As soon as both players turn toward the basket, the game is on. Offense tries to get to basket while the defense tries to defend the ball handler.   half court Attack 3
Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.