Offense drills

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2-3 zone defense

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A great counter when facing a 2-3 zone, have your wings cross and screen the top defenders creating an opening for the ball handler to drive. Why use this zone play Robert Morris University ran this play against Youngstown earlier this season. Rather than the typical zone play in which the ball moves around the... MORE

Open the corner for an uncontested shot

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Draw the opposite-corner defender into the lane with a dribble drive, then have a curling wing player screen that defender to allow for an uncontested shot. Why use this play Duke makes 3-point shooting look easy because of the movements used to create open shots. Here, the opposite corner becomes wide open after an inside... MORE

4v4 trap drill to ramp up intensity

in Basketball drills and skills, Offense drills

Defenders trap on every pass as the offense attempts to find the open player before the drill spreads into a 4-on-4 full-court game with required trapping. Why use this drill? Ramp up the intensity with this passing and trapping drill, which turns into a full-court workout. Setting up this drill is easy Spread four offensive... MORE

Transition Post Pop & Screener Action

in Basketball plays, Offense drills

Use your trailing big man to set a high ball screen, which eventually leads to a pass back and your center flashing high or the point curling off a low screen. WHY USE IT As defenses scramble back in transition, a high ball screen opens multiple scoring options, which includes the point guard coming off... MORE

Different 2-Man Game Nets Jumper

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Your big man sets a pair of screens for the same player to set up an open mid-range jumper coming off an underneath inbound play. WHY USE IT This is a play run by many college teams this year. The term “two-man game” usually means pick-and-roll, but here it describes how one player sets two... MORE

Deep Ball Screen Opens The Middle

in Basketball drills and skills, Offense drills

The 4-Out Motion only works when the players are constantly moving, screening and clearing space — all of which happens in this set of actions. WHY USE IT The 4-Out Motion is about much more than play on the perimeter. It’s about spacing and creating attacking opportunities at the rim. SET UP The ball is... MORE

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