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Lots of movement sets up backdoor

A lot of screening and motion goes into this set in which the opposite post comes high, sets a ball screen, rolls and eventually gets a pass from a dribbling wing. Why use this play Arizona’s offense has five players constantly moving, which keeps the defense on its heels and… Read More


Out-of-bounds play sets up second screen for open jumper

This drills starts your shooter on the weak-side block, then have the shooter screen high setting up a potential lob before coming off a second screen for an open jumper. Why use this out-of-bounds play? Running action toward the rim forces defenders to collapse, which leaves open spots for the… Read More


2-in-1 transition drill for conditioning and skill development

This drills runs from 2-on-3 to 3-on-2 to 2-on-1, which pushes defenders to sprint and pick up the ball in transition, and encourages the offense to attack. Why use this drill? Transition drills work conditioning and skill development into the same package. This drill does just that and rewards players… Read More


Play to set up an open shot

Why use this play? Defenses tend to forget about the initial screener. So, run this play off another screen and set up an open shot. The rolling second screener also may be open heading to the hoop. Setting up this play is easy Organize your player so that… 1 dribbling… Read More


Disguise The Typical Clear-Out Set

Central Florida wanted the ball in its ball handler’s hands going to the rim but utilized other action to add in an element of surprise. WHY USE IT So many teams go to a predictable clear-out play for the best ball handler/ scorer when desperately needing a bucket near the… Read More


Short-Corner Give & Go

Attack the short corner when facing a zone and instruct the passer to cut hard at the hoop after releasing the ball for a quick-score opportunity. WHY USE IT Zone defenses struggle guarding the passer as they focus on new positions in relation to the ball. Exploit this by flashing… Read More


Reward Accuracy, Hustle

"403 Shooting" pushes players to make 40 shots in just 3 minutes while alternating sides of the floor to test their accuracy and determination. WHY USE IT This is a competitive drill where players are racing against the clock, and potentially a teammate to see who has the best shot…. Read More


Screen Sets Up Backside Shooter

Give your shooter an opportunity to win the game by running that player off a hard off-ball screen before circling to the backside for a 3-pointer. WHY USE IT When fewer than 3 seconds remain on the clock, your options are limited. Defenses tend to overplay the initial receiver and… Read More


Spread Out & Create 1-On-1

When you have a player capable of catching a long pass, turning and beating the defender 1-on-1, this is the perfect play to run. WHY USE IT Many great full-court, lategame sets involve lots of screening, quick passes and player movement to create an open shot. This play uses those… Read More


Develop Smarter Passers

The 4-on-3 ‘Tight Corners Drill’ encourages smarter, faster passing as the offense attempts to use its numbers advantage to beat the defense. WHY USE IT Improve passing with high energy drills utilizing defenders. SET UP Each team has at least four players although only three at a time play on… Read More