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June 2, 2010

‘Gold’ continuity offense hits the jackpot

The "Gold" continuity offense has been extremely effective for our teams because of the offensive options it combines within our normal structured continuity (a backscreen followed by a staggered screen for a jump-shot opportunity).Aside from basic o...

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June 2, 2010

Critical Elements For Teaching

Many coaches stymie their players by giving them too much structure within an offense. Our program experienced a lot of success after we made the switch from a 3-out motion offense to a 4-out motion.A 4-out motion offense allows the players more room...

June 2, 2010

Successful strategy for crashing the offensive glass on free throws

Several years ago, our state association adopted a new rule stating that the offense can only have two players on the lane line, whereas the defending team can have four. After this change, we felt that we could adjust how we rebound free throws to g...

June 2, 2010

Shooting for success during the offseason

I've seen many summer program workouts that specify an amount of shots each player should shoot. Shoot 100 threes, 20 jump shots, 20 jump shots off the dribble, 20 jump shots off a move, 20 bank shots, and then 10 free throws. These are very good,...

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June 2, 2010

Effective 1-2-2 Offense Spreads The Floor With Constant Motion

IN RUNNING THIS high-powered 1-2-2 man-to-man offense every player gets a chance to play every position on the floor. This is especially effective for our team because we have more players who are better suited to facing the basket than with their ba...

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June 2, 2010

Tough 32 1-2-2 Zone Defense Hard To Handle

THIS STIFLING 1-2-2 zone defense which we call the "32 can give even good zone offensive teams a hard time. The zone takes advantage of offensive teams that are stronger in the paint than on the perimeter and really helps an undersized defensive team...

April 27, 2010

Power post-up man offense leads to high-percentage shots

The following man-to-man offensive series is designed to provide good post-up opportunities for players 3, 4 and 5. It's an extremely effective series because it isolates a post player and takes away any potential help-side defense by using a downsc...

April 23, 2010

Building the perfect arc in your shot

Next time all of your players are in the gym, watch them as they shoot around. Don't look at their mechanics, but rather look at the arc of their shot. Is the shot flat? Or does it seem to touch the clouds in an effort to bring rain down from the sky...

March 2, 2010

‘The Hawk’ press keeps offenses at bay

"The Hawk" is a great press to use when you want to surprise your opponent. It's different from most full court presses since "The Hawk" puts all five players where most offenses want to break the press: lane one or the middle of the court.

January 6, 2010

‘Shamrock’ zone offense unlucky for defenses

The "Shamrock" zone offense is an effective series for when you want to move the ball around quickly, find holes in the zone, get the ball into the low post use the high post to drive open up passing lanes, or swing the ball to the weak-side cutter. ...