With the recent passing of Coach Pat Summitt, we wanted to do what we can do here at Hoops U ... and what we can do is share the legacy of one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. Below, you will find 2 drills from Coach Summitt. Also, be sure to check out her 'Definite Dozen' from our Motivating Stories section. For members of … [Read more...]
Browse through these basketball motion offenses, continuity offenses, quick hitters, set plays, and motion offense breakdown drills to find something that will help your basketball team score more point and win more games! The basketball offenses and plays here are ideal for using against man-to-man defenses.
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From the box set, this basketball quick hitter is designed to get a player open in the low post. Obviously, the idea is getting the ball to a good low post scorer ... whether that's a post player or a player who has a scoring advantage against his defender. O1 can initiate this play to either side, depending on which post player he wants to … [Read more...]
Here is a simple screen-the-screener basketball play that is quite effective. By 'screen-the-screener', one player sets a screen and then immediately uses a screen. The passer has multiple options to create a scoring opportunity. O1 initiates the play by dribbling to his right. The dribble entry clears out O2, who cuts through and sets a cross … [Read more...]
This basketball play from the box set formation is simple to execute at all levels. With an effective double downscreen, this play can create a 3-point shot or a few other options. O1 dribbles to the wing while O3 steps opposite and cuts to ballside short corner / corner. O4 and O5 step into the lane to set the double downscreen for O2. … [Read more...]
This play was originally posted at the Hoops U. Basketball Coaching Academy. Want more plays, more drills, more everything? Join The Academy today! The Flare Iso Pick and Roll Play can be a very useful quick hitter coming out of a timeout or even at the end of a quarter or game. This play can be used when a 3-point shot is needed or when you … [Read more...]
The purpose of this quick hitting basketball play is to get the basketball in the hands of a player who can dribble-drive to attack the basket. The main looks are for his own shot, but options abound for creating a shot for a teammate. Players set up in 4-Out, 1-In set. O1 starts on the right side and initiates the play by passing over to … [Read more...]
Zipper Isolation Play is a basketball play from a box set formation that utilizes a couple of zipper cuts to get your best scorer in a one-on-one isolation situation. It is a nice quick hitting basketball play when you need a basket from one of your best players who can create their own shot. The players start in a box set. The point guard … [Read more...]
This basketball play is part of our 2015 "12 Plays of Christmas". See all 12 basketball plays here. Triple Stack Lob Play is an excellent play when a lob pass is wanted. This play can be successful against teams who overplay and/or overextend their defense. It can also be a great play to run as a last second option. Many teams shy away from … [Read more...]
This basketball play is part of our 2015 "12 Plays of Christmas". See all 12 basketball plays here. Box Pick-and-Roll Option is a fantastically simple basketball play from the box set formation. It is especially useful for a team that has a point guard who can penetrate and score effectively. It is also a good play in that it allows for other … [Read more...]
This is a basketball play for all levels that creates a layup opportunity from a backdoor pass. Simple enough for youth basketball teams to run and out of the oft-used box set formation, you'll find easy scoring chances with this play. From the box set formation, the low players (O2 and O3) cut out to the wing. O1 passes to O4 in the high post. … [Read more...]
In this basketball play from the box set formation, the objective is to create an easy scoring opportunity via a lob or, if that is unavailable, an open 3-point shot attempt. To initiate the play, O4 sets a downscreen for O1 who pops out to the wing to receive the pass from O2. As O1 is receiving the pass, O5 sets a backscreen for O3. O1 looks … [Read more...]
From the box set formation, this basketball play is designed to get the ball into the low post for a scoring opportunity. With the use of cuts and screens, other options are also available. O4 sets a downscreen for O3 as O2 cuts through to the corner. O1 passes to O3 on the wing. O4, after setting the downscreen seals his defender and posts up. … [Read more...]