Monday, January 16, 2017

Elite Hoops Playset: Boston/UCLA

Posted by Aj Holland | Monday, January 16, 2017 | Category: | 0 comments

In the second half against the Houston Rockets, the Celtics made the decision that they wanted to make the opposing 3 man have to defend a ball screen which is not done very often. Because this is an action that is not used often, players are not comfortable defending it and sometimes do not even know exactly how to defend this action. One challenge of this play is having a strong enough PG to be able to handle the pressure of a possible trap are strong defensive wing.


Play begins with P2 running off of a UCLA cut while P1 dribbles to the wing. P3 then immediately sets a ball screen on P1 looking for the roll pass from P5. If not open, P4 sets a down screen for P2 curling for a jumper.

A.J. "Young Popovich" Holland
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Elite Hoops Basketball Drill: Holland Special

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This is a ankle-breaking spin!  It's a move that takes lots of practice, but once you get it you will score at ease in the paint. I would recommend the athlete to practice each move separate. First the behind the back, then the spin. Be sure to click the video below to see the Holland Special in action.



 




The player is attacking the rim going behind the back, then right into a low and quick spin move toward the rim.









Coach Jazz a.k.a "Ms. Get Buckets"
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Elite Hoops Skills and Drills: Pro-Hop

Posted by Jasmine Stovall | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | Category: | 0 comments



The Pro-Hop is one of my favorite moves to use when finishing  at the rim. This move works great when the defender is lounging for the ball attempting to get a steal. Check out the video below.



 

The player starts by attacking the rim, jumping off of two feet changing their course of direction while in the air. It is important to land on both feet when finishing the lay-up, so it is clear that the player isn't taking extra steps.






Coach Jazz aka "Ms. Get Buckets"
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Elite Hoops Skills and Drills: Floaters

Posted by Jasmine Stovall | Thursday, January 5, 2017 | Category: | 0 comments

The floater is one of the most under taught skills in the game. It is great for finishing over taller players in the paint. Derrick Rose is a great player to watch when learning the floater. He does a great job of having great body control. Be sure to click the video below to watch the floater in action.






The player in attacking the rim full speed then goes up into a 1- handed shot, leaving their hand in a high-five motion. The player can jump off one or both feet.



Coach Jazz aka "Ms. Get Buckets"
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Elite Hoops Playset: 2-3 Zone Overload

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In youth basketball one of the main defenses played is the 2-3 zone. There are many ways to attack this defense but this set below contains an overload action to force the bottom defender to make a decision on who to guard. This play is very effective when inside players are able to stretch the floor and shoot the 3.



Play begins with P1 dribbling away from the overloaded block. P3 pops straight up the lane line to receive a pass while P4 pops out to the wing. P5 then sets a screen for P2 cutting to the corner. The ball is reversed around the perimeter to P2 in the overloaded corner for an open 3 pointer.

A.J. "Young Popovich" Holland
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Elite Hoops Playset: Hawks

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | Category: | 0 comments

The Atlanta Hawks have a team full of good role players so putting in an equal opportunity offense benefits them greatly and helps them spread out the points keeping everybody happy. This complex play contains many different types of screens making them difficult to defend and forcing the defense to play honest throughout the entire possession.


Play begins with P1 dribbling to the wing and passing to P3 running off of a zipper cut. P1 then comes off of a baseline staggered screen and P4 recieves pass on the wing. P2 then sets a backscreen for P2. P2 immediately runs off of a flare screen set by P5 looking for a shot.

A.J. Holland
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Elite Hoops Playset: Hornets

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Category: | 0 comments

NBA Eastern Conference team, Charlotte Hornets, have struggled to get over the hump but they still have some of the most explosive guards in the league. With Kemba Walker at your point you are able to set on ball screens and allow him to make plays. This can work for many teams that have a dynamic guard.


Play begins with a pick and roll with P4 and P1. If the roll or drive is not open, P5 immediately sets another on ball screen while P3 floats to the wing for an open jumpshot.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Elite Hoops Playset: GSW Pinch Post Flex

Posted by Aj Holland | Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | Category: | 0 comments

As the Warriors continue to try to get a feel of playing with top notch players in the NBA, they have implemented some sets to allow all of them to play in their comfort zones. This pinch post flex action puts Steph, KD, and Klay in positions that have helped them become the big name players that they are and it is a quick action with many options.


Play begins with P1 feeding P5 at the high post and cutting to the wing. Next, the flex action occurs off of the weak side for P3 (KD) to have a post iso while P2 (Klay) then comes off of a downscreen for a 3 point shot.

A.J. Holland
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Elite Hoops Playset: Moscow

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, October 21, 2016 | Category: | 0 comments

With the season coming around quickly coaches are looking for sets to use with their teams. One play that will be very useful is the set called 2 Twist. This play works great for teams that have true big men who really cannot space the floor with their jumpshots.


Play begins with P2 curling to the top of the key for the ball. P2 then dribbles off of a ball screen and passes to P3 who then looks for P5 on the roll. If not open the ball can be passed back to P1 on the opposite side for the same action.

A.J. Holland
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Elite Hoops Playset: Spain

Posted by Aj Holland | Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | Category: | 0 comments

Basketball may be played at different speeds and styles all over the world but many of the same sets are ran throughout the world. This was shown in the Rio Olympics when Spain's national team combined two common sets with an elevator screen and horns.



Set begins with P1 dribbling to the wing and P2 running through an elevator screen at the free throw line. The ball is passed to P2 and P4 and P5 then flip the screen to attack straight into horns. P2 then picks a ball screen to attack off of with every player on the court as an option.

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A.J. Holland

Monday, September 26, 2016

Elite Hoops Playset: Netherlands Horns Floppy

Posted by Aj Holland | Monday, September 26, 2016 | Category: | 0 comments

Big men often feel like they do not get enough touches throughout an offense which causes them not to play hard. A very common but effective play that can be used on many levels of basketball to help this is the horns set. This set causes bigs to be in constant movement while keeping the floor spaced out for drive opportunities. Also, the way the play is set up the bigs are the first option to score and even if they pass up a shot they get touches to keep them happy on the floor.



Play begins with P1 in a pick and roll with P5 while P3 cuts to the rim and P4 pops to the top of the key. The ball is then reversed to P3 with a dribble handoff. Lastly, P4 and P5 set pin down screens to allow P2 to have the option of which direction to pop out.

A.J. Holland
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Elite Hoops Playset: Kentucky High Pick and Roll

Posted by Aj Holland | Thursday, September 1, 2016 | Category: | 0 comments

When dealing with high level players, such as the ones that attend Kentucky, complex sets are not always necessary. Instead, coaches try to come up with plays that allow their players to make things happen and open up the floor. Spacing is always a big key in any set and ball screens are great to use for guards that have a good handle and can make plays.


This set begins with P2 curling a down screen to the wing and P3 sprinting to the strong side wing. P1 then flares off of a screen set by P4. The ball is then reversed through P4 to P1. Lastly, P4 follows the pass with an on ball screen while P1 has multiple options.

A.J. "Young Popovich" Holland
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Elite Hoops Playset: 76ers SLOB

Posted by Aj Holland | Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Category: | 0 comments

The 76ers had a huge pick in this year's NBA draft with Ben Simmons and now they are looking to run sets that will help them turn their program around. Sideline out of bounds plays are times when you can catch an opponent sleeping and find players for open shots. Most successful plays have shots that end up at the top of the key or a lob over the top for an easy lay. The play used this summer league demonstates a way to get a shot late in the game when you need a 3 pointer.



In the play above P1 takes the ball out on the side while the rest of the players are in a soft line on the weak side. P2 curls to the corner off of a staggered screen set by P3 and P5. P3 then turns and comes off of a downscreen set by P5 for an open jumper at the top of the key.

A.J. Holland
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Championship Thursday at Smyrna Community Center

Posted by Jordon Lee | Saturday, August 6, 2016 | Category: | 0 comments


This week at our sold-out camp at Smyrna Community Center, the campers reminded us of how important it is to have FUN playing the game. Each and every day, they showed up with big smiles, bright energy, and an eagerness to enjoy themselves while improving immensely in their individual skill sets.  

Throughout this week, the NIKE Boys Basketball Camp at Smyrna Community Center had exciting and great moments that all led up to Championship Friday which could only be described as lively and electrifying for all staffers and campers. That morning, the campers filed into the gym with an extra bounce in their step. Everyone's eyes reflected with excitement for the fun activities ahead. The first item on the agenda was the Living By Numbers competitions followed by a quick review in individual skills stations. Each day the campers rotated between 3 different skill stations. Individual skills, 3on3, and classroom session help teach all parts of the game to the campers, developing multi-faceted and knowledgeable players.

Now its championship time! The first championship round was the 5on5 games.  The NBA, College, and high school division championships were balanced throughout the week. Next was our Living By Numbers Championships. With so many returning campers, there was a lot of anticipation of who will be selected. The Living by Numbers (LBN) program online has been extremely beneficial to most of the campers. Lastly, the crowd favorite was 3on3 Cut Throat Championship. All week the campers have been earning points and learning different ways to be successful with their teams. Coaches, players, and parents enjoyed the intensity during the 3on3 games.


Championship Friday ended with our NIKE Awards Ceremony. All the campers received camp T-shirts, workbooks, player evaluations, and various fun prizes. Below is the list of LBN winners and the photos of the individual winners. While the end of camp is always bittersweet, we are so proud of the improvement and progress made by this group. Thanks for a great week, Smyrna Community Center!



Living By Numbers Division Champions


Switch Cone Slides
HS: Isaiah Moody
COL: Sufuyan Cummings 
NBA: Josh Johnson
Figure 8
HS: Bryce Jackson
COL: Cameron McCoy
NBA: Luke Malcolm
Cone Layups

HS: Bobby Xia  

COL: Cameron McCoy
NBA: Josh Johnson

Hot Shot
HS: Bobby Xia  
COL: Kai Simmons 
NBA: Josh Unger   

Individual Awards

High School:


Hustle: Joey Bloomberg 


Coaches: Keyshawn Dickey 


MVP: J'Khari Cross 

 College:

Defense: Tony Idowu



Hustle: Josh Mumma


Hustle: Amaricko McKenzie


 NBA:


Hustle: Ray Martinez 



Coaches: Stanley Franklin

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NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Notre Dame Academy Championship Friday

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This exciting summer for our NIKE Basketball Camp at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth,GA. The campers this week truly displayed champion attitudes to complement the immense talent on the hardwood, and had a blast bonding with their teammates and coaches. 

Throughout this week, the NIKE Boys Basketball Camp at Notre Dame had exciting and great moments that all led up to Championship Friday which could only be described as thrilling for all staffers and campers as well as the perfect close to an awesome week. That morning, the campers filed into the gym with an extra bounce in their step. Everyone's eyes reflected with excitement for the fun activities ahead. The first item on the agenda was the Living By Numbers competitions followed by a quick review in individual skills stations. Each day the campers rotated between 3 different skill stations. Individual skills, 3on3, and classroom session help teach all parts of the game to the campers, developing multi-faceted and knowledgeable players.

The first championship round was the 5on5 games.  The NBA, College and high school division championships were balanced throughout the week. Next was our Living By Numbers Championships. With so many returning campers, there was a lot of anticipation of who will be selected. The Living by Numbers (LBN) program online has been extremely beneficial to most of the campers. Lastly, the crowd favorite was 3on3 Cut Throat Championship. All week the campers have been earning points and learning different ways to be successful with their teams. Coaches, players, and parents enjoyed the intensity during the 3on3 games.

Championship Friday ended with our NIKE Awards Ceremony. All the campers received camp T-shirts, workbooks, player evaluations, and various fun prizes. Below is the list of LBN winners and the photos of the individual winners. this was a special group and cannot wait to return to Notre Dame Academy!

Switch Cone Slides
HS: Isaiah Moody
COL: Sufuyan Cummings 
NBA: Josh Johnson

Figure 8
HS: Bryce Jackson
COL: Cameron McCoy
NBA: Luke Malcolm

Cone Layups

HS: Bobby Xia  
COL: Cameron McCoy
NBA: Josh Johnson

Hot Shot
HS: Bobby Xia  
COL: Kai Simmons 
NBA: Josh Unger   

Individual Awards


High School:              

Coaches: Bryce Jackson 


Hustle: Kenneth Bai


MVP: Michael Sharpless 
College: 

Defense: Cameron Mccoy 

NBA:

 Coaches: Matt Free 



MVP: Josh Johnson 


For NIKE Camp pictures visit our Facebook Page. Click HERE

For more Living By Numbers Scores visit our website. Click HERE

For more 3on3 Scores visit our website. Click HERE

For Camp Tweets visit our Twitter. Click HERE

For Camp Instagrams vsit our Instagram. Click HERE

For information on other Elite Hoops NIKE Camps and Skills Clinic check out website. Click HERE