3 on 3 Get Back Drill

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This conversion defense drill was contributed by Coach Brett Campbell of St. Charles Boys Basketball to the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library.

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These were Coach Campbell’s comments about the drill:

“This drill comes from Coach Jim Boone, the Head Coach at Delta State and is called the 3 on 3 Get Back Drill.

We have some teams in our conference that do a fantastic job of pushing the ball up the floor, even after made baskets.

This drill teaches our guys to do this- we call it “fast break makes”.

It also teaches the importance of transition defense and stopping the basketball.

We keep score and go live for a set amount of time with a consequence for the team that doesn’t win.”




1, 2 and 3 line up on the baseline with green shirts.

X1, X2, and X3 line up across the FT line with white shirts.

2 green lines up at each heat up line (4 and 5 in the diagram).

2 whites line up at the opposite heat up line (X4 and X5).

Coach starts with ball and passes to any player on the baseline.

Player who receives pass from Coach outlets the ball to 4 or 5 and then is out of the drill.




Defense sprints back to paint.

Stop the ball at the heat up line.

(Apply your own defensive conversion rules).

Then, play live half court 3 on 3.






When defense gets possession, they outlet the ball to strong side teammate at heat up line.

Offense must get back on defense.

Must touch the paint, then stop the ball.

(Again, apply your conversion defense rules).

If you don’t sprint back on conversion defense in practice, you don’t play in games.

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