In diagram 24 we are working on the front part of our press. We are working on influencing the ball to the corner and then on forming the trap. Since we do not have X1 in this particular drill, we will not allow a long entry pass down the floor or any entry pass beyond the free throw line. Later we will add X1 and two more offensive players.
Once the ball is inbounded on the left side, as shown in diagram 25, X2 and X4 form the trap, using the endline and the sideline as two more defenders. X3 moves ball side to take away any pass back to the middle. In this drill and in all drills we emphasize our press rules, so X3 must not get beat by the same pass twice in a row.