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...

November 20, 2020

Integrating the ‘Screen & Re-screen’ Action

Previous articles have discussed the various types of screens and their degrees of difficulty that opposing defenses have in defending them.  When offenses include in their overall offensive package different types of screens, their offensive arsena...

May 8, 2020

Integrating various types of stagger-screens into man offenses

Off-the-ball stagger-screens are an invaluable tool for man-to-man offenses to integrate into their overall offensive package. They obviously can be used as an integral part of half-court plays/entries but also as part of the next phase of a team’s...

September 24, 2018

‘Ram screens’ can confuse opposing defenses

The evolution of man offenses has not only come with different types of ball screens, but it also modified the traditional locations that ball screens are set along with the action that follows. When some of these offenses combine pre- and post-scre...

November 30, 2017

Considering alternatives to switching on screens

A varsity coach once was explaining why he demanded that all teams in his program switch on all screens. “You know,” he says at one point, “John Wooden and Denny Crum switched on all screens.” Unspoken is the fact that Wooden, a coach of 10...

October 5, 2017

How big-on-small screens give offenses a greater edge

Ball screens and countless types of off-the-ball screens are difficult enough for the opposition to defend. When offensive packages use those screens with different players at different locations, it’s even harder. One method that defenses use agai...

July 14, 2017

Using ‘Elevator Screens’ to close the door on defenders

The “elevator screen” is appropriately named because it has two stationary screeners that are stacked together but leaves just enough room for a teammate to cut through to the opposite side for a perimeter shot. Once the cutter has passed through...

May 25, 2017

Effectively using brush screens in your offense

The brush screen is more popular in the college game and has been modified from its original form: the downscreen. With a brush screen, the cutter breaks from a screen that is in motion and stays in motion. There is no jump-stopping by the screener b...