Basketball season is finally here! Our team has been competing hard all off season and now it's time to start competing against teams on our schedule.
Here is one play that we like to use to create offensive options on either side of the floor. It is a simple action, but isn't there a famous saying about keeping it simple?! We do have a couple of counters built in for quality defensive adjustments by our opponents...but you will have to contact me to hear more about those subtle counters.
Enjoy the best season of the year...Basketball Season!!
We like to break down our offense into segments. Currently we are running Chin from the Princeton offense. Attached are the diagrams of this breakdown drill. Below is the link to see it 3 on 0 and live to get the idea of how this drill works.
In this drill we emphasize:
· Making a clean entry pass to the post
· When receiving the screen: read how defense is playing (chasing, going under, or getting through the screen), then receive the screen and CALL the cut (Fade, curl or basket)
· When setting the Screen: setting our screens hard and wide, then second cut to open space after the screen is set and call the cut (basket or fill)
· Post then makes the correct read off the screens and delivers the pass on time on target to the open person.
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Here is a video of a few breakdown offensive drills out of our system. The first is a post entry and then receive a flare screen. We encourage our team to be aware of their defender so they can make the correct read off the screen. The second screen is out of our transition and we encourage our guards to run their defender into the screen so again they can make the correct read. Finally, the last series you will see is a segment of one of our set plays. It is a post entry and then a kick out for an on-ball screen. Again, the same emphasis of running their defender into the screen to make the correct read so they can also read a hedge, a trap or a switch.
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In our previous play of the week we showed how effective our first cutter was in our “Chin” offensive set. This week we focus on what happens when the defense takes away our first cutter to the rim.
The next option in our offense is to look at the player using the step back screen. This action brings the offensive player back to the top of the key off of a screen after they fake a basket cut. When that offensive player catches the ball near the top of the key they have a few options. In this video we show Thea Lemberger passing hi-lo to the post, then penetrating for a floater, then hitting a 3pter. Thea does a great job of creating the catch, reading the defense, and finishing the play!