If you are going to coach, at some point, you will be in the situation where you have the ball out of bounds with little time left on the clock and need a 3. What do you do?
Running in transition creates a great advantage for the offense and also creates a problem when you don't get a quick shot. In this "Full Court Transition Drill," the objective is to flow right from your advantage break into your half court offense.
I can’t say all, but I will say most, players and coaches want to run some type of fast break game. It’s fun, exciting, and can be devastating to your opponent. But, like any other offense, you have to plan and practice it for it to be productive.
I see a lot of questions regarding full court offenses and press breakers to combat full court pressure. I don't believe that breaking pressure is a function of pattern play but rather a function of spacing and philosophy. Knowing that, here are a few things to think about that may help in executing against all types of pressure.
The Dribble Drive is a POWERFUL offense and you can probably learn something from it. But you need to understand what it's really all about. Every few years a new variation on an old theme hits the college basketball world. The "Dribble Drive Motion" has become a force in offensive basketball.
The "Dribble Drive Offense" is a great offense if you have players who can break down a defender and get to the hole. But what happens if your primary options break down under pressure? Here are a few pressure releases you can use to soften up the defense.
This is a neat little zone action I picked up from one of the top teams in Germany. It's simple, quick and will get a wide open shot on the weak side or allow you to get the ball into the post. Notice how the defense is forced to match up on the strong side creating an overload on ball reversal with limited defensive options. In the video, you will notice that the clip includes the offensive team coming down on the break and how easily it also serves as a transition offense
Ball screens have been an intricate part of basketball for a long time. Even kids with no coaching eventually find their way to ball screens. But just like any other skill, understanding how and why will make your ball screens more effective.