Basketball coaching

High Screen Frees 2 Players At Basket

Your best screener executes three screens during the course of the play creating multiple high-percentage scoring opportunities WHY USE IT When you are trailing and desperate for a basket, get players moving toward the rim for a better chance at scoring. SET UP Position your best screener near the right-side elbow. The other four players are spaced outside the 3-point line with two bunched […]

Post Feed Vs. Zone

Wisconsin had a marked size advantage last season and used it to create easy scoring opportunities – just like this successful zone post feed vs. Baylor WHY USE IT Attack a perimeter-orientated zone by pounding the post. Keep the ball moving on the perimeter to shift the defense and create an in-close advantage prior to the post entry. SET UP Move action […]

Press, Steal & Score

Rick Pitino’s Louisville squad runs many varieties of the full-court press – try this one to force the offense into a turnover and an easy score for your team. WHY USE THIS DEFENSIVE BASKETBALL PLAY Add this to your defensive playbook to force the offense into poor decisions. Louisville used this press early in its […]

Post Roll Bounce

Don’t give up on a big man on the block simply because the defense stymies the initial entry pass – swing the ball and reestablish position for an in-close bucket. WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL PLAY A defense thinks it’s won when it thwarts an initial offensive attempt to pass the ball to the block. Take […]

Box Backdoor Cut

Utilize your best player’s natural instincts and athleticism to exploit special situations for an extra basket or two during a game. THE SITUATION No. 5 Kansas trailed No. 4 Duke, 10-7, with 14:19 remaining in the first half of the teams’ early-season battle. The Jayhawks ran a simple box set to score an easy basket […]

Backdoor Pass Over Zone

Zone defenders tend to focus too much on the area to cover and not enough on the offensive players – have your superstar pick an opening and score a layup. THE SITUATION Surprisingly trailing by two points at home against Vermont with 3:20 remaining in the game, Duke’s Jabari Parker shreds the Catamounts’ zone defense […]

Parker Post-Up

When your best player is a forward, look to pound the post, especially on an inbound play where the big man starts at the top of the key. THE SITUATION Duke just had tipped off at home against Vermont last month. After being awarded the ball under the basket, the Blue Devils looked to their […]