The Quick Break Middle Attack is a sort of inbounds set / fast break play hybrid that you can use when the defense is pressuring you fullcourt man-to-man. You may find it especially useful when you are being pressured in a late-game situation and there are mere seconds left on the clock but enough time to dribble down and get a decent shot … [Read more...]
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Out of the 1-4 high set, 'Loyola' has a lot of good action that can create shots off of a basket cut or there are options to create open 3-pointers. The players set up in a 1-4 high set as shown above. The point guard, O1 initiates the action by passing to O3 on the wing and then cutting off of O5 to the low block. O3 can pass to O1 if open on … [Read more...]
Introduction This summer, my goal is to become a better set play coach. Sets are one of my weaknesses offensively, so I am trying to make it a strength. One of the great things about sets is that you can control who has the ball as well as who's taking the shots and where they are taking them from. I was recently watching “Sets to Get Your Best … [Read more...]
This is an effective play from the box set formation that creates multiple shot opportunities by having 2 players criss-cross (scissor-action) a double screen. O1 dribbles to the left as O4 and O5 step into the lane to set a double screen. O2 cuts high to the top and O3 cuts low to the ballside short corner. O4 steps back to the ball after the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on making the outlet pass and filling the lane in a fast break situation. To work on receiving the outlet pass and quickly dribbling downcourt. Also develops a variety of skills necessary for an effective fast break such as passing, jump stops, and finishing. Drill: Two players on the court with one basketball. O1 starts under … [Read more...]
This play from a 1-4 high set creates possible multiple scoring options. The high ball screen allows your point guard to attack the middle and look to score or create for a teammate. The players set up in a high 1-4, as shown. This play can be run to either side. The play is initiated with a pass from O1 to O4 at the elbow. As O4 receives the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice and develop decision-making abilities. To practice finishing in a fast break or transition situation. The focus is normally on offense with this drill, but it also helps defenders learn to work from a numerical disadvantage. Drill 1: 3-on-2 Drill: 2 defenders start in the lane as shown. 3 offensive players start at the half … [Read more...]
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 simply want to isolate a guard on the wing with the option to drive or use the pick and roll. The players set up in a box formation with the point guard … [Read more...]
Purpose: This combination drill works on a variety of basketball skills and fundamentals. The offensive players work on dribbling, passing, jump stops, and layups or jump shots. The defender works on stopping the dribbler and then recovering to help defend the wing shot or drive. Drill: Two offensive players near midcourt, one in the middle with … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach players how to get open to receive the pass against a press. A simple drill, but necessary to help players learn to get open when closely guarded in the full court. Drill: Divide team into two lines; line 1 are the inbounders and line 2 are the receivers. The first player in line is the defender. (If you have large numbers or … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice and develop decision-making abilities in a full speed game situation. Offensive players will also work on scoring when a basket is needed. Defensive players will work on stopping the offense from scoring when that is needed. Also a great drill to improve conditioning. Drill: Divide your squad into 2 teams, with 5 players from … [Read more...]
From the 1-4 high set, this play incorporates a couple of on-ball screens along with some other options to get a score. The players begin in a 1-4 high set as shown in the diagram above. O4 and O5 both step out from their respective high post/elbow position to set an on-ball screen for O1. The point guard, O1 has the option of going either way. … [Read more...]