Friday, February 28, 2014

Elite Hoops Basketball Playset: Post

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, February 28, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments

Many teams that have a talented back to the basket big man underestimate their passing ability and court vision while others know how skilled the post is but don't have any playsets to take advantage of these skills. "Post" is a set that can slow the game down if things begin to get out of hand and also gives the post a touch with the option to make a play with a pass. There are counters to however the defense chooses to defend which lowers the risk of mistakes.


"Post" begins in a 4 out 1 in set with P1 entering the ball to the wing and cutting to the ball side corner. P2 then makes a post entry to P5. At that time, P1 sets a screen for P2 looking for a shot in the corner and at the same time a downscreen is being set for P3 by P4 on the weak side block. P5 then has the option to make a post move for a score or pass to any of the other teammates for an open shot. 

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball Trainer


Friday, February 21, 2014

Elite Hoops Basketball Playset: UCLA

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, February 21, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments

"UCLA" is a play ran by many teams throughout the NCAA. This set is structured but gives players the opportunity to play out of it if they see an opening. Also, if the defense breaks down or is not ready, it is possible to get a quick layup. The key to this play is to hit a body on every screen. This will allow players the space they need and set up the next action. At the end of the play the players are in a 3 out 2 in set where they can go into their motion. 



"UCLA" begins in a 1-4 set with the pg entering the ball to the wing on cutting off of a backscreen by the P4. The ball is then reversed to the top of the key and a staggered screen on the weak side is set by P3 and P5. P1 then curls to the wing looking for a shot. If not there, P3 sets a cross screen for P5 and P4 immediately sets a downscreen for P3. P1 then has the option to pass to the post or hit P3 for a shot coming of the downscreen.

Coach A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball Trainer

Friday, February 14, 2014

Elite Hoops Basketball Playset: Blue Jay

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, February 14, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments

In order to get a player an open look or create shots for teammates, a play needs to be designed with several options if the first does not go according to plan. "Blue Jay" is a set that contains a number of staggered screens and ball screens to free up people for open looks. If all fails, the ball can be entered to the post and players can play off of that.



Blue Jay begins with P1 dribbling P2 to the corner and P3 setting a cross screen. P2 curls off of screens set by P3 and P4 to the top of the key for a shot. If shot is not there P4 sets ballscreen for P2 and pops looking for a shot while P5 cuts to the strong side block for a post touch. Lastly, a staggered screen is set for P3 looking for a shot or curl for a layup.

Coach A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball