Thursday, February 16, 2017

Elite Hoops Playset: Texas

Posted by Aj Holland | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Category: | 0 comments

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.


Play begins with P1 feeding the high post and cutting to set a screen at the weak side block. P4 then passes to P2 while P3 cuts off of the screen set by P1. The post players immediately turn and set a staggered screen for P1 to curl back to the top. Next, the two post set another staggered trying to free up P3 for a shot on the wing.

A.J. "Young Popovich" Holland
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Elite Hoops Skills and Drills: Smitty

Posted by Jasmine Stovall | Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Category: | 0 comments


     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"
@coachjazz_elite
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Elite Hoops Playset: Boston Tandem

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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. 



Play begins with a rub screen for P1 from the free throw line to the wing. P5 then sets a ball screen for P2 to attack the rim or look for the open roll man. Depending on where the defense helps from, P3  or P4 may be open for a spot up 3 point shot.

A.J. "Young Popovich" Holland
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Elite Hoops Playset: Box 1

Posted by Aj Holland | Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Category: | 0 comments

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.



Play begins in a box set with P3 cutting to the opposite corner off of a screen by P5. At this same time, P1 is curling off of a screen set by P4 to the strong side corner to receive a pass for a spot up three pointer. P5 is also an option with the slip to the basket.

A.J. Holland
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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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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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