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Try to make all drills as much like a game as possible. Using the scoreboard and calling fouls creates a game-like situation and may help your players to react better in actual games. All players love drills with something on the line, such as a sprint or push-ups. This competition generates enthusiasm and intensity.
End all drills with a rebound, turnover, basket, foul, offensive charge, or transition. All fouls should be called during practice and offenders penalized like in a game. We like to assign a few push-ups to a player who commits a foul. This reinforces the importance of playing tough defense without fouling. Develop transition into your half-court drills so that your players will react to turnovers and push the ball up the court. It also motivates the defense to force errors and capitalize. Also, players seem to enjoy transition basketball.