Last week, we covered the basics of the continuity ball screen offense. This week, we’re sharing 6 shooting drills coach Don Showalter uses for this offense to simulate game situations. Continue reading “6 Ball screen continuity offense (“20 offense”) drills by Team USA Don Showalter with animations!” »
The 20 offense as we call it is a ball screen continuity offense that allows players to make plays using ball screens at the wing and get shots in the KILL ZONE. Anytime the guard gets into the kill zone, we want them to take a shot in this high percentage area.
The 20 offense allows for easy ball reversal, good post play going to the basket and gets the ball to the free throw line area which puts the defense at a great disadvantage. The defense must make some adjustments to stop the effectiveness of the ball screens and allows the players to make some plays reading the screens.
We used this for our USA Basketball Developmental National Team and found the teams we played had some difficulty with how to guard the ball screens and allowed us to take advantage of mistakes for easy baskets. Continue reading “Don Showalter’s ball screen continuity offense “20 offense”” »
It’s every coach’s dream to see their players working on their game outside of practice. All the great players arrive early and stay late. Coach Vara of Vision Hoops shares how his drills are so fun, he sees his players gather and do them outside of practice! Coach Vara is a skills development expert and in this interview he will share:
- How he designs FUN drills inspired by streetball mixtapes and NBA players
- What he wants to teach and how he designs drills to teach those skills
- How to organize during the pre-season for a school team
- When and how to step in to give players feedback
- What his past coaches taught him about mental toughness
Every NBA team now runs the horns offense also known as the A set (the starting positions resembles the letter A). The horns offense is a very versatile offense with great spacing that can work against a man or a zone and give multiple options based on your personnel.These plays are not special, it's the players that make the plays work - Lason PerkinsClick To Tweet
- Get layups/ open 3 point shots
- Play off a numbers advantage 2 v 1, 3 v 2, 4 v 3
So in our defense, we want to take these away by:
- Sprinting back into the paint area to prevent layups. Force mid range jump shots.
- When there’s a numbers advantage, go into a zone temporarily until help gets back.
Sounds simple? Well it’s easier said than done- I’ll break down these principles in depth for you and explain what drills you can use to teach the vital concept of transition defense.
Do you ever watch players like Ricky Rubio and wonder where they get their creativity and flair from? Check out this video of him training at Barcelona and you’ll realise that those amazing passes he throws today aren’t accidents- he practiced those behind the back no look passes from a young age.
Coach Joe Riley spent many years in Spain learning about how the Spanish train their youth and in this interview he’ll share:
- Why he’s never seen a single shell drill in Spain
- How to create players with “flair” or their own identity as opposed to every player playing exactly the same way
- Why should you teach step away 3 point runners and behind the back passes to 13 years old?
- How the coaches in Spain don’t have a set drill book. They create new drills every practice.
- Where to draw inspiration for new drill ideas