Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Izzo SLOB

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Tom Izzo has been at Michigan St running a successful program for many years. One of the reasons for this is that every possession is looked at as critical and even when the ball is taken out of bounds they are looking for quick hitters and easy buckets. This SLOB gives Mich St layup, 3pt, and slip options that most plays do not. Any mistake made by the defense can turn into an easy two points.





This SLOB begins with P2 passing to P1 flashing towards half court. P2 then sprints off of a backscreen set by P3 while P1 dribbles to the opposite wing looking to make the post feed. P3 immediately cuts between the gate screen set by the post players looking for an open 3. If defended well, P4 or P5 can slip and look for a layup.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Box STS

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Superstars like Westbrook and Durant may not need many plays drawn up to help their team scoring wise but it always helps to have a play or two to get them going. This play drawn up by Billy Donovan contains some screening the screener action and usually ends up with an open 3 pointer for Kevin Durant. If a switch occurs there will be a mismatch which Durant will win 95% of the time.



  

"Box STS" begins in a box set. P1 feeds the high post and runs off of a flare screen by P4. While P2 clears to the opposite corner the ball is reversed through P4 to P1. P3 then sets a backscreen for P5 and P4 follows with a downscreen for P3 looking for the open shot.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Wheel Motion

Posted by Aj Holland | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

"Wheel Motion" is a play used by the Cleveland Cavs at times when they are searching for an open 3 point shot. It frees up players such as JR Smith, Mo Williams and Kyrie Irving to get to a spot where they can set their feet and knock down an open 3. It is a more complex play that requires great timing and solid screens so be aware of who is on the court when running this set.















"Wheel Motion" begins with P1 passing to P2 and cutting to the weak side block. P5 then pops out for a catch and performs a dribble handoff with P3 on the right wing. P1 then clears to the strong side corner and P5 spins back around to set a flare screen for P3 looking for a catch and shoot 3 pointers.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Delay

Posted by Aj Holland | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Golden State has started off the season on a tear! Majority of it is because of MVP Stephen Curry and having a great defensive team with players that can guard multiple positions but plays like the one below are great for such a versatile team. Skilled players are able to create for teammates and find open shots when penetrating into the paint.














"Delay" begins with P1 dribbling to the wing and passing to P5 at the top of the key. P1 and P4 then set down screens in the corners. P3 then comes off of a dribble handoff trying to get to the paint and create shots for players spotted up on the wings.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Friday, October 23, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Backscreens

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, October 23, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Now that players have become more versatile, specifically in the post spots, teams have been able to add more screens and backcuts to their offenses. This playset is great for a team that is able to pass the ball at a high level under pressure.


                                     

This play begins with P1 passing to P4 and cutting to the basket. P4 then has a dribble handoff with P2. Next, P2 dribbles off of a ball screen and P1 immediately sets a backscreen for P5 rolling to the basket. If the layup is not open P3 is sliding to the corner spotted up for a 3.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Friday, October 16, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Butler

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, October 16, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Butler is known for taking teams without the most talent very far in the post season and plays like this explains why they have been so successful. Lots of movement away from the ball containing awkward angled screens make any team difficult to defend because teams are not used to having to guard these actions. See below one of the plays used by Butler to help them score throughout games.

Play starts with P1 dribbling to the wing and passing to P4 flashing to the weak side elbow to receive a pass. P2 and P3 sprint to the opposite corners then P3 sets a flare screen for P1 looking for an open 3 point shot. If not open, P1 will look to drive baseline or possibly pass to P5 posting in the paint.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Monday, October 5, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Hawks

Posted by Aj Holland | Monday, October 5, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

This play ran by the Hawks to free up shooters like John Jenkins and Kyle Korver has become popular throughout the NBA. It contains plenty of player movement which keeps the defense on their toes and forces bigs to show and help in different directions off of screens. Check out the play below to see how to free up your shooters.

This play begins with a zipper cut being ran on the right side of the floor. P1 then cuts off of the staggered screen set along the free throw line to free him up for a catch while P3 replaces. P1 then rejects the ball screen while P4 turns around a sets a screen for P2 looking for an open 3 point shot.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Ohio St

Posted by Aj Holland | Monday, September 21, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

With preseason scrimmages and leagues going on. Coaches are looking all over for simple quick hitters. This play ran by Ohio St is an effective set that can be shown in the middle of the game and executed very easily by players of all ages.


This play begins with P2 setting a downscreen for P3 while P1 performs a misdirection dribble. The two post players then set a double screen for P2 running through the gate looking for a shot.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Friday, September 4, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Cowboys

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, September 4, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Wyoming may not be in a top conference with Elite level players but they have plays that make them hard to defend for even the best players.  This secondary break has plenty of layup options and the way teams are undisciplined today gives you a high chance of one of them being open. Check out the break below for easy points.


"Cowboys" begins with P1 passing to P2 on the wings and cutting around the baseline to the opposite corner. P4 then sets a ball screen for P2 and rolls to the short corner. P2 passes to P5 and P3 curls off of the dribble handoff looking for a layup.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Friday, August 28, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: BYU

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, August 28, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Preseason training is underway and coaches are in their back office coming up with a number of different sets that best suit their teams. One school in particular, BYU, will probably choose to continue one set that has been successful for many years now. This play has a lot of movement on the perimeter and forces players post defenders to step out to areas they may not feel comfortable playing.

"BYU" begins with a dribble handoff on the left wing and P1 curling to the opposite corner. P2 the passes to P4 and receives a flare screen from P5. If nothing is open, P4 has a dribble handoff with P3 while P2 curls back off of a down screen from P5. P4 then continues to set a downscreen for P1 in the corner.

A.J. "Swaggy A" Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Friday, August 21, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Miami Heat

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, August 21, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Summer league has come to an end! Not only have high level players been able to show what they have to offer, they also have shown the ability to play within an offense and learn on the fly. "Miami" is a play designed to spread out the floor and force defenses to have to guard multiple different screens without any breakdowns.


This play starts in a horn set with P1 passing to P4 popping out from the elbow. P1 and P5 then set a double screen for P2 curling to the rim. P1 then follows off the down screen from P5 and receives a pass at the top of the key. P5 then rescreens the ball looking to score, hit the roll man, or find the open shooter spotted up on the perimeter.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Friday, August 7, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Utah St

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, August 7, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Summer basketball has been going on and a lot of different sets have been experimented with to see what works best for who. One set that was seen during the summer league is basic but has been run by Utah St to give players many different options to score. Check out the play below to see one way to score easy buckets.


"Utah St" begins in a 1-4 set with P2 and P3 replacing each other over the top and bottom of a staggered screen set by bigs. P1 then passes to P3 and cuts to the opposite wing. P4 then slips a ball screen looking for a layup. If not open P5 follows with a pick and roll while P1 and P2 spot up on the wings. 

A.J. "Young Popovich" Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Championship Friday at Smyrna Community Center

Posted by Taylor Krause | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments




We had a great time this week at our last NIKE camp of the summer at Smyrna Community Center! Every day, the campers showed up with enthusiasm, eager to improve their game with their coaches, and tune up their basketball skills. Our campers were able to get 1% better each day because of their hard work! We are sad this season of camp is coming to an end but we are already looking forward to returning to Smyrna Community Center next summer!

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. See you next summer, Smyrna Community Center!



Living By Numbers Division Champions



Switch Cone Slides
HS- Chandler Tyler 
COL- William Overly 
NBA- Nathan Elkins

Figure 8
HS: Byron McNeil
COL: Ibn Miller
NBA: Nathan Elkins

Cone Layups
HS: David Clark 
COL: William Overly
NBA: Jakeem Acres

Hot Shot
HS: Miles Barnett
NBA: Aiden Febres
Individual Awards
High School:

Coaches Award: Miles Barnett

College Awards


Coaches Award:  Cristian Willis



MOU Award: Aiden Febres


MOU Award: Jesse Graves




NBA:


Hustle Award: Jakeem Acres


MOU Award: Noah Henderson 



Defense Award: Jadon Jenkins


MVP Award: Ryan Billig

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
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Monday, July 27, 2015

NIKE Girls Basketball Camp Championship Friday at Kings Ridge

Posted by Taylor Krause | Monday, July 27, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments


This past week, we hosted our second NIKE Girls camp in Atlanta at Kings Ridge Christian School. The girls filled the gym with heart, hustle, and positive energy all week, and the coaches loved having the opportunity to develop the talents of each player. Thanks to the hard work put in day in and day out by our dedicated coaching staff as well as determination from our campers they were able to get one percent better each day!

Every exciting moment this week at the NIKE Girls Basketball Camp led up to Championship Friday, which was nothing short of exhilarating. This day is treasured by both staffers and campers, and everyone filed into the gym with an extra hop in his step that morning. Anticipation shone in the eyes of the players, and the energy in the room was palpable. We started off the day with Living By Numbers. Next we quickly jumped into our individual skills stations for a quick review. Each day the campers rotated between 3 different skill stations. Individual skills, 3on3, and classroom session helps teach all parts of the game to the campers. 

Now its championship time! The first championship round was the 5on5 games.  The WNBA, 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. We are sad the camp ended today, but we are more excited about the improvement of all the campers. Thanks for a great week Kings Ridge!




Living By Numbers Division Champions



Switch Cone Slides

HS: Maeve Simonds
COL: Abby Scott
NBA: Jamila Hughes

Figure 8
HS: Eva Garabadian
COL: Renee Van Vureen
NBA: Tia Whiteside

Cone Layups
HS: Eva Garabadian
COL: Abby Scott
NBA: Tatum Dondaville

Hot Shot
HS: Eva Garabadian
COL: Abby Scott
NBA: Tatum Dondaville

Individual Awards

High School:



Coaches Award: Maeve Simonds




MVP: Eva Garabadian


College:



Coaches Award: Brooke Holt



Hustle Award: Abby Scott



MOU Award: Nia Anderson



WNBA:




Most Improved: Abby West



MVP : Tatum Dondaville


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
- See more at: http://blog.elitehoopsbasketball.com/2015/07/nike-boys-basketball-camp-championship_24.html#sthash.G6nq7J63.dpuf