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‘Inside Out’ Pushes 5 Players Toward Goal

Set a time goal for the 5 players to get up the court and back while completing the proper passes and scoring layups at both ends in stride. Why use this drill This drill shows players how quickly they can get up the court and transition into offense, even if it’s off a made shot. […]

Underneath Inbound Across

Coming off a screen, the player closest to the ball then screens away and slips to the basket for a high-percentage scoring opportunity. WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL SCREEN PLAY It’s not easy to defend multiple well-executed lane screens. Gain an advantage on the defense and set up a couple of scoring chances close to the […]

Backdoor Alley-Oop

The scorer starts in the corner, comes high, receives a pass, dribbles left, passes, receives a backdoor screen and has an open opportunity at the basket WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL ALLEY-OOP PLAY Defenses tend to lean into passing lanes more now and look for deflections while disrupting perimeter offenses. Using a well-timed backdoor screen and […]

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 […]

Post Entry & Create

Devise ways to get your best post player the ball near the block even when he starts the play by dribbling at the top of the set. THE SITUATION While Kentucky had no trouble with Robert Morris last month, and led by 31 points in the second half when this play occurred, it still shows […]

Kick Out Dribble Drive

Create space for your forward who has the ability to put the ball on the ground and create a shot, just like Kentucky’s Julius Randle. THE SITUATION No. 1 Kentucky trailed No. 2 Michigan State, 59-50, in a big-time, early-season matchup. With 9:49 remaining, the Wildcats ran this play for Julius Randle to net a […]

Double Screen & Pop

Your best player executes a double screen on the block before popping toward the wing, catching a pass and dribbling into the lane. THE SITUATION Looking to head into halftime with a comfortable lead against South Florida, Oklahoma State turns to its superstar yet again and pushes its advantage from 12 to 14 points on […]