Basketball Systems, Skills & Drills

Fast break
5 on 0 two trips

Jeff Haefner
Breakthrough Basketball

5 on 0, players run two trips, up and back.

Five players jog in a circle, coach tosses a ball off backboard or takes a shot (intentional miss). The next group of players is against the wall ready to rotate in.

Coaches can script sequences so players can learn different transition options. When first running the drill, have players pass ahead to either wing who passes to the rim runner for a layup.

Haefner does not assign youth players to positions (he wants them learning and playing all positions), when they get possession of the ball, whoever is closest to each position fills that role.

Players are assigned positions for the high-school varsity team - point guard 1, wings 2 and 3, inbounder/trailer 4, rim runner 5.

Tim Schuring - Cycles

- start with two trips of primary fast break, then go up to 3-4-5-6 trips
- coach shoots (outlet on a miss, inbound on a make), always finish (inbound at the far end)
- on the first cycle 1 hits one of the wings for a jump shot, on the second cycle hits one of the wings who dumps it inside to 5.

3 rebounds and decides to advance the ball as the point guard, 1 sprints wide right, 4 sprints to the left wing, 5 becomes rim runner, 2 is trailer.

3 passes ahead to 1, who dribbles to the wing and passes to 5 for a lay up.

Sprint (first 3 steps are critical), turn your head and look for the ball. Wings should get wide for immediate spacing.

Players rebound and immediately transition back, pass ahead to either wing and hit the rim runner for a lay up.

Here 5 gets the rebound and passes ahead to left wing 3, who passes to rim runner 2 for the lay up.

The next group goes.


- trailer ballscreen to initiate offence
- make 3 to 5 passes before shooting.

(Other variations)

- coach shoots and scores
- a player shoots
- one trip, repeat at the other end or stay there or jog back outside.

See Fast break - 5 on 0 trips, Tar Heels 5 on 0, Tennessee 4 on 0 5 on 0, Izzo 5 on 0, also Circle break.up

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