Purpose: This is a simple enough basketball drill but it covers an important, often overlooked aspect of transition basketball -- securing the loose ball! Points are often given away because what should be an easy grab and finish for a layup winds up in players booting the ball, travelling, or turning it over in some fashion. This basketball … [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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This basketball play run out of the box set is designed to give one of your best penetrating players open space for something going to the basket. The players start in the box set formation as shown below. The player who will receive the basketball from the point guard should be in the left low block position. The point guard, O1, dribbles … [Read more...]
The Flex to Staggered Screen basketball play is designed as a quick hitter from your flex set to create an opportunity for your shooting guard. As you run the flex a few times, O3's defender will start concentrating on defending the backscreen and flex cut across the lane. This play sets him up to be picked off by the staggered screen going the … [Read more...]
This quick hitting basketball play begins in a box set formation and is designed to get the ball into the low post against a zone defense (could potentially be run against a man-to-man defense as well). This is a nice play you can run to specifically get your post player the ball in a position to score. It's also effective at getting the … [Read more...]
I always seem to be changing offenses or defenses based on personnel. However, I have never changed my press break; its simple, effective, and can flow into any game plan. Alignment and duties: Always goes to the left of the basket, looking for the ball. He is our primary ball handler and our first option. Streaks down the floor setting up on … [Read more...]
This basketball play from out of the 1-4 high formation creates multiple scoring opportunities. The action in this play creates potential opportunities in the low post, off a backdoor cut, off a dribble handoff and off of a screen. The varied methods of attacking and ball reversals put a lot of pressure on the defense. Though they may shut one … [Read more...]
This basketball quick hitter from the 1-4 high set starts with a backdoor cut for a quick layup. If that is not available, the additional cuts and passing opportunities give the high post player multiple options to create a scoring opportunity. O1 initiates the play by passing to O5 at the elbow. O2 immediately cuts backdoor looking for a pass … [Read more...]
This quick hitter from the box set formation includes a ball reversal and a staggered double screen to get an open shot from the free throw line area. Players set up in a box formation as shown. O1, the point guard, is at the top. As this play can be run to either side, O2 and O3 should be adept at shooting a mid-range shot coming off a … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach defenders to get back quickly on defense and to help teammates who are slow in recovering. Offensively, players will work on their transition and fast break offense. Drill: This drill begins in a 4-on-4 halfcourt setup. The players play 4-on-4 until either a shot is made or the defense secures the rebound on a missed shot. When … [Read more...]
Purpose: For the offensive players to work on 3-on-2 fast break skills as well as 3-on-3 principles. For defensive players to work on playing solid defense and preventing the quick basket. Drill: The drill starts as shown in the diagram with three members of team 1 in a 3-on-2 situation against two defenders from team 2. As soon as the dribbler … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop fast break skills by having the offensive players work on scoring in transition from an advantage situation and to teach defensive players to hustle back on defense to stop the fast break. Drill: 5 players will line up across the baseline, as shown. A coach is in the painted area with the basketball. The inside 3 players are … [Read more...]
This box set play overloads one side of the court to give scoring options from the perimeter and from the low block. O1 dribbles the basketball to the right side wing area. O2 cuts around O5 and past O4 to the ballside corner. O4 sets a downscreen for O5 who cuts to the top. O4 then uses the screen from O3 to cut to ballside block. O1 can … [Read more...]