May 25, 2021

Integrating Small-On-Big Screens into your Offensive Schemes

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="671"] Photo: Wesley Sykes / Great American Media Services[/caption] This article discusses various types of off-the ball-screens that are set in various locations of the floor with a smaller offensive player...

December 9, 2020

Integrating Ball Screen-&-Rolls into Man Offenses

Ball screen-and-rolls have been a staple of offensive basketball for many years.  When motion offenses became the craze in the 1970s, this fundamentally sound form of attack faded away for years. But it has come back and has become very popular agai...

Basketball offense
May 3, 2019

9 reasons your plays don’t produce points

Many coaches subconsciously — or even consciously — judge a play as successful based on whether it produced a score. Made baskets shouldn’t be the only measuring stick for grading a play. You should analyze the play call and determine whether i...

August 17, 2017

Submit your plays, drills and schemes for money

Winning Hoops has always prided itself on being a publication for basketball coaches, by basketball coaches. What that means is you, the coach, are involved as a reader and contributor. Taking part is easy, and Winning Hoops pays cash for the dr...

June 7, 2017

Football: Bob Stoops shares 2 plays in his high-powered offense

Oklahoma consistently ranked in the Top 10 in all of college football based on scoring and offensive-yardage. In 2008, the team scored more than 60 points in five straight games, which hadn’t been done in 89 years. In 2011, Bob Stoops opened up...

April 12, 2017

Successful inbound plays from the ‘dead corner’

As coaches, we sit around and try to figure out ways to execute inbound plays for many different game situations. When I talk about out-of-bounds plays, I refer to them as special teams situations, much like football. One area of the floor that is o...

December 30, 2013

Basketball: Two plays from Villanova’s Jay Wright

[caption id="attachment_25175" align="alignright" width="180"] Jay Wright[/caption] Jay Wright, the head men's basketball coach at Villanova, utilizes a four-out, one-in motion offense that consistently makes the Wildcats one of the top teams in t...

February 18, 2011

Basketball: Two plays to create mismatches

'Toronto' DIAGRAM 1: 'Toronto' (A). 1 dribbles into the set and receives a screen from 4. 5 pops out. 1 passes to 5. 1 moves to the opposite wing. 2 and 3 pop to the corners.       DIAGRAM 2: 'Toronto' (B). 4 sets a ba...