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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Although it may seem like the UCONN girls are the only team in NCAA basketball right now, other schools are running solid sets offensively. The Texas women's basketball team displayed this play below which gives all of the guards opportunities to score or get an open shot. This set is simple and contain many staggered screens which is great for shooters.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Most players think you have to be super fast to blow by defenders, well that isn't exactly the case. The key to blowing by the defense is knowing how and when to change your speeds. The move for this week is a perfect example of how it works. Click the video below to watch THE SMITTY in action. You'll be blowing by defenders and breaking ankles in no time.
The player starts on the wing then drives to the basket before giving a slight pause and look away. The key to this move is the change of speed. It will catch even the best defenders off guard. Be sure to practice this move daily before trying it during a game. Happy training!
Coach Jazz a.k.a "Ms. Gets Buckets"
Elite Hoops Basketball
The Boston Celtics are doing as good as possible in the Eastern Conference this year and have filled their roster with many valuable pieces. The addition of Al Horford has worked out perfectly in the offense and allow them to run quick and effective sets such the one below. This quick hitter is a ball screen that frees up Isaiah Thomas while still allowing the wings to come off a ball screen to make plays.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Out of bounds plays against zones are always a great time to attack with little pressure. Usually a zone does not contain much ball pressure and allows players to move freely with little to no contact to cut and set screens. The play below is a set used against a 2-3 zone that gives the inbounder multiple entry passes not only to get the ball inbounds, but to put the receiving player in position to score.
Monday, January 16, 2017
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.
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"
Elite Hoops Basketball
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Thursday, January 5, 2017
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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.
Friday, October 21, 2016
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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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.
Monday, September 26, 2016
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.