Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball Author: Kevin Germany http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ [This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Read part 2, Miami Heat Secondary Break Options] The Miami Heat’s fast break can be virtually unstoppable at times. The speed and athleticism of key players such as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade is … [Read more...]
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Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball Author: Kevin Germany http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ [This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Read part 1, Miami Heat Fast Break Offense] When the primary break options are not available, the Heat shift to a 5 out set. The 5 out secondary break flows directly from their primary break. The trail … [Read more...]
This is a simple set play you can run when you want to isolate a player on the wing and let him attack off the dribble-drive. This play can be called and run to either side. For the purpose of our diagram, it is being run to the right side. O1 passes to the wing, O3, and then cuts through and clears opposite. As O3 is receiving the pass, … [Read more...]
This baseline out of bounds play from a box set formation can be run against man-to-man or zone defenses. It is a 2-phase play that, against a man-to-man defense, will force the defenders to fight through screens. Against a zone, it will cause the defense to overshift, creating an open shot. When the official hands the basketball to O1, O5 … [Read more...]
The Post Player Step-Out Shooting Series is a series of 8 shooting drills for the low post player. The step-out aspect is for when the post is on the low block but is forced away from it to receive the pass. Instead of making a low post move with the back to the basket, he or she will catch-and-face and take the shot or make a move from that … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on controlling the basketball via dribble, pass, and getting open against 2 defenders. Also builds focus, conditioning and develops offensive and defensive skills. Drill: 1 offensive player and 2 defenders. Coach or manager is also involved and on the court. Drill only takes place in the halfcourt. The coach or manager starts … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on shooting in an individual setting. Develop the ability to focus while shooting the basketball in a competitive, timed situation. Also helps player learn to get own rebound and score quickly. Drill: This drill is especially designed for players who are working on their shooting in an individual situation -- meaning, they … [Read more...]
This basketball workout contains 11 scoring drills -- moves that combine ballhandling and shooting to better develop the ability to score. With these drills you will work on change-of-direction, floaters, jump shots, and attacking defenders (cones). … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice closeouts on the ball and closing out defensively when off the ball. Drill: 4 offensive players start on the perimeter. 4 defensive players start on the baseline. A coach with a ball also stands on the baseline. To begin the drill, the coach will pass the basketball to any one of the 4 offensive players. As the ball … [Read more...]
The Box Pick and Roll Play is a simple to set up and execute out of bounds play. Starting from a box formation, a pick and roll is performed in order to create an open shot opportunity. The players set up in a box formation around the lane with O3 taking the ball out of bounds. When the official hands the basketball to O3, O5 sets a diagonal … [Read more...]
This 15-page pdf contains several shooting drills that can be performed individually or with a coach/trainer. The basketball player will work on everything from shots and floaters to jump shots and moving without the ball drills using the Gun. These basketball shooting drills will help any player become a better shooter! archive image … [Read more...]
This series of 'Spartan Scoring Drills' contains 6 drills that go beyond simply shooting a basketball. These game-like drills help players develop the ability to score in games. From a 1-on-1 drill to several 2-man drills that require players to read and react in a game-like situation, these drills will help players become better at … [Read more...]