Basketball Playbook

Welcome to the Hoops U. Basketball Playbook! Our basketball playbook is loaded with basketball plays and basketball drills, as well as basketball coaching tactics and strategies to help you succeed as a basketball coach! Whether you are a youth basketball coach, a professional basketball coach, or anywhere in between, you will find a great collection of X's and O's ... as well as tactical strategies to help you win!
 
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Dribble Tag

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Purpose: To practice ball-handling, controlling, and protecting the basketball on the dribble. Also helps to develop vision and reaction. This is a fun youth basketball drill but can be used at any age (older kids will have fun because they probably played this when young). It's a fun way to end practice and also a great drill for camp … [Read more...]

Basic Pick-and-Roll Play from 2-1-2 Set

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This is a basic pick-and-roll play from out of a 2-1-2 formation. The main purpose in running a pick-and-roll is to create size and speed mismatches. This play is simple to run as it can be executed at all levels of play to create a mismatch which will lead to an excellent scoring opportunity. For more pick-and-roll basketball plays from a … [Read more...]

Flex to Staggered Screen Play

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The Flex to Staggered Screen basketball play is designed as a quick hitter from your flex set to create an opportunity for your shooting guard. As you run the flex a few times, O3's defender will start concentrating on defending the backscreen and flex cut across the lane. This play sets him up to be picked off by the staggered screen going the … [Read more...]

1-4 Low Post Dive Play

1-4 Low Post Dive Play

The purpose of this basketball play from the 1-4 high set is to get the ball into the low post for a scoring opportunity. This play can be run to either side and can be used to target your best low post scorer. To begin, the players are in a 1-4 high set. O3 starts by setting a screen at the elbow area for O4 who pops out to the wing. O1 … [Read more...]