This Drill of the Week features 'Triangle'. A principle in our offense we strive to achieve is to isolate our post players in are triangles. Creating triangles on the court helps perimeter to create passing lanes players to enter the ball in to the post.
In this segment we highlight different ways we enter the ball to the post out of our triangle action.
One way to hit the post, is top and in. Our point guard has option to enter the post from the top of key directly over top to the 5 player. We are able to do this by reading the 5 player's defender and using a shooter on the wing to space the floor by keeping their defender occupied.
Secondly, we use a wing entry pass to enter the ball in to the post out of triangle. Wing entry passes can be made by taking a hard dribble to the baseline, a pump fake hi or low, or a direct pass to a sealing post player for a paint touch. The wing also has the option to reverse back up to enter top and in, if they cannot make the pass.
Triangle action can be worked on in practice in a 3 on 3 setting using 2 guards and a post. This drill work will help develop better passing, help guards create better catches, and forwards to learn how to seal and use angles to receive a post entry feed. We try to create triangles to feed our posts in many practice drills, and incorporate those triangles in to our offensive sets.
This is part of practice planning weekly, and we hope you can use it too!
Video Coordinator @UCLAWBB
Purpose: Offensive Rebounding on Free Throw Situations
This segment of Drill of The Week features, X. X is a play call that we utilize in special free throw situations. Depending on the free throw shooter, time and possession, we try to capitalize on missed free throws by getting extra possessions or points.
In practice, put your team at the free throw line and designate which rebounders you want on the lane. Two players opposite of each other at the free throw will communicate who will X first. In X, one player will cross the lane toward the opposite block, while the other player will fill behind looking to rebound on the opposite side. By having the player dive across the key, it drags the opposing forward in to difficult box out situation, virtually creating a 2 on 1 that leaves your player free to pursue the ball on the other side.
As you become more comfortable with X, you can find which type of rebounders are able to execute this for you. You may want a wedge rebounder, with a quick forward or you may want two explosive players to get off the lane quick. Whichever you choose, it is important that you communicate who goes off the lane first!
We rather have you make free throws. However if you miss, pursue the ball and rebound!
@UCLAWBB Video Coordinator