The object of offense is to score. Every possession. Out-of-bounds plays present opportunities to score. To many times, we use O-O-Bs as an opportunity to just get the ball inbounds. It is not ofter that you start a possession so close to the basket. It is a great advantage. Use it. Here are 2 simple out of bounds plays from under the basket that can be used against all kinds of defenses.
Coaches are always looking for plays. I have a playbook with over 500 plays in it. Many, I have never run, others I have run with varying degrees of success. I go to a game and see a play I like I write it down. I go to a clinic and a speaker who draws a play I find interesting, I write it down. I speak to a coach who says, “This works for me,” I write it down. Here are a few things that I have learned while going through this process. First, coaches are infatuated with patterns. That…
One of the great advantages of a motion offense is its adaptability to be able to play against any type of defense. It is a great advantage not to require your team to learn multiple offenses to be able to play against multiple defenses. The time commitment to practice several different offenses in practice is enormous. Just think of the time you take where you can't practice skill, defense or whatever your weaknesses may be.
If is often said that games are won and lost on the foul line. How many more games do you think you can win if you can force your opponent to worry more about defense then they are about making the foul shot. Here is an attack off the foul shot that just might make them do just that.
Turnovers are the bane of every team that strives for excellence. In trying to cut down on turnovers there are some simple things that you can affect by coaching to cut down on turnovers and improve your chances to win.
As coaches, we take our teams to practice every day. We have our plans, we have our drills and we have our plays. Often, the process becomes the object of the practice, not the end product, playing better in games. Here are a few things that might help keep your eye on the prize as you work on the various parts of the game that are necessary to improve.