Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Clippers

Posted by Aj Holland | Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

Even though the Clippers run ball screens with Chris Paul 90% and continue to let us down in crunch time, every now and then they draw up a set that is not all that bad. Many of the plays that are designed for this team cannot be run by many others because they do not have Blake Griffin, who can dunk off of one step from the free throw line, and Deandre Jordan, who can catch a lob at the top of the square off vert. Athleticism like this gives the Clippers the ability to be creative with how they attack the rim.


This play starts with the zipper cut by P1. P3 then sprints to the corner while P4 and P5 run to set a ball screen. P1 dribbles off of P5 for a pick and roll. If lob is not there, ball is reversed to P2 for another pick and roll action from the wing while P1 and P3 spot up on the weak side.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Trainer

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Dribble Drag

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

With AAU season underway coaches from all age groups are looking for quick hitters that take little practice and is simple for the players to learn. This set is often used in transition by many college teams looking for a quick bucket but can also be used as a half court set.




"Dribble Drag" starts in a 4 out 1 in set with P1 giving a dribbling to the corner for a dribble handoff with P3. P5 then sprints into a ballscreen with P3 while P4 sets a down screen for P2. P3 then has the option to pass to P5 rolling, P1 replacing, or P2 cutting off of the downscreen.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Friday, April 17, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Spurs

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, April 17, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

The San Antonio Spurs are arguably the best team in the NBA every year. This is not because of talent, youth, or athleticism but more because of the unselfish, heart, and determination. They are hands down the best passing team in the game and they do not let egos keep them from reaching success. Below is a unique play designed by the Spurs that has been used during the past couple of weeks.


This play starts in a high 1-4 set with P1 dribbling to the wing and P3 running the zipper cut action while P4 and P2 drop to the baseline. P1 then passes the ball to P2. At this moment P3 drives hard right while P1 and P2 both come off of backscreens. If nothing has opened up a staggered screen is set for P1 running the baseline.

Elite Hoops Basketball
Coach A.J. Holland


Friday, April 10, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: UCONN

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, April 10, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

It's pretty safe to say that UConn's Women's basketball program is the most dominant and consistent team in the nation year in and year out. They have a very strong level of talent at all positions of the floor allowing them to run a wide variety of plays to get players the ball in many different places. "Chin" is one of the plays that was used in the national championship game to help UConn defeat Notre Dame.



"Chin" starts with P1 passing the ball to P2 and sprinting off of a UCLA cut. P2 then passes to P5 popping to the top then sets a downscreen for P1 on the block. P5 passes the ball back to P1 on the wing then follows with a ball screen. When P1 dribbles off of the ball screen P5 runs off of a backscreen set by P2 and rolls to the basket.

Elite Hoops Basketball
Coach A.J. Krzyzewski-Holland