Basketball coaching

Lots of movement sets up backdoor

A lot of screening and motion goes into this set in which the opposite post comes high, sets a ball screen, rolls and eventually gets a pass from a dribbling wing. Why use this play Arizona’s offense has five players constantly moving, which keeps the defense on its heels and creates open passing lanes. Set […]

Disguise The Typical Clear-Out Set

Central Florida wanted the ball in its ball handler’s hands going to the rim but utilized other action to add in an element of surprise. WHY USE IT So many teams go to a predictable clear-out play for the best ball handler/ scorer when desperately needing a bucket near the end of the game. This […]

Regroup After A Tough Loss

The locker room is silent, heads are hung low and the players are waiting for you to address them — follow these 4 strategies Pre-game motivational speeches are legendary in our culture. Everyone remembers giving or hearing an epic pre-game speech, which helped fire up the team. These speeches, however, are far and few between […]

Now is the time for a nationwide shot clock

You ask your players to bust their tails on defense. You talk incessantly about your defensive philosophy. You preach defense wins championships. But, if you are not in favor of a shot clock, then most of what you say is idle chatter. The great equalizer in basketball games where there is a significant talent gap, […]

Initial Movement Clears Space, Opens Middle

Use a downscreen then a low screen to create space for a talented ball handler to secure a pass, use a pick and score at the basket WHY USE IT The screening and ball movement action is a lot for defenders to follow – watch the middle open up during these actions. SET UP Start from a standard Horns set with […]

Start Shooter In Corner, Create Top 3-Pointer

The initial movement starts right then utilizes ball reversal and a well-timed down screen to free the shooter coming high at the top WHY USE IT Horns plays are great for any offense as they work well again man or zone defences, plus the player positions keep the defenders guessing. SET UP Start from a standard Horns set with a post […]