Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Elite Hoops Playset: Close

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments

Need a play to get a hot player a shot? Most of the time coaches will put the best defender on a player to completely shut them down to the point where they can’t even touch the ball. Well “close” might be exactly the play that you need. This play is great to use for any player on the team but is perfect for players who can stroke it but cannot create a shot for themselves.

In "close", P1 starts by passing the ball to P2 and cutting to the strong side corner. The ball is then reversed around the perimeter to P3. P5 then sets a backscreen for P2. Once P2 gets to the block, P1 sprints back to the top of the key and P4 gets in position to screen with the 5. When the ball is being passed to P1, P2 turns and sprints between P4 and P5 while they close the gap before the defender is able to squeeze between. The ball is then passed to P2 for the wide open 3pt shot.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Elite Hoops Playset: Rebels

Posted by Aj Holland | Thursday, November 6, 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. "Rebels" 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.



Rebels 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