PGC Fast Break: Baseline Drives

In this week’s drill, players will gain meaningful repetitions in attacking the defense from the baseline.

PGC Fast Break: Baseline Drives

In this week’s drill, players will gain meaningful repetitions in attacking the defense from the baseline.

A baseline drive is one of the highest risk/reward attacks in basketball. Players can either get to the rim for an easy bucket or find themselves in an unwanted position with few options for success. In this week’s drill from PGC Basketball, players will gain meaningful repetitions in attacking the defense from the baseline, and build habits of smart decision making.

Baseline Drives

The key to success on a baseline line drive is making a strong, confident attack, combined with an aggressive read. Players will have the opportunity to make three different reads as they go through the drill progression:

  • Reading late defense help and attacking with a power finish off of two feet.
  • Reading good help defense and attacking with a quick pull up jumper.
  • Reading the presence of a shot blocker and attacking on the opposite side of the rim.

Don’t miss the other drills in this series, including Rodman ReboundingCommunication Offense1-on-1 Restrictions3-on-3 Box the HelpOne Extra Pass and Assignment Closeout.

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