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Penetration Principles

Penetration Principles

Circle Under

Low post players often get confused when a penetrator comes through the middle 1/3 of the floor and is driving right at them. 



Penetrate and Kick Drill

Youth players (oh, heck all players) have a tendency to stand and watch when a teammate drives.



Baseline Drive-Baseline Drift

Dribble penetration is possibly the most difficult thing to defend in basketball. However, what makes it most effective is the movement of the four players away from the ball. 



Penetration Drills

The following drills are designed to create game-like situations and encourage the players to drive to score, create penetration with two feet in the lane, and move off penetration. 



Baseline Drive and Follow to Closeout

This drill combines movement off penetration, defensive closeouts and 1 on 1 play. O1 begins at the top and passes to O2 on the wing. 



Greece-Movement Off Baseline Penetration

Watch the video clip of the Greek Men's Olympic Team.