Highlight of the Day

June 26, 2013
Another example of a player looking to be aggressive and taking advantage of opportunity.

June 25, 2013
It doesn’t matter what defense you play, you still have to guard the ball. The ability to get defenses out of position by forcing 2 people to guard 1 person makes scoring so much easier.

June 20, 2013
Didn’t draw this one up either.  There’s a re-screen ball screen on one side and a staggered screen on the other.  It’s not clean, it’s not perfect, but we didn’t teach this combination of actions.  Players just make it happen as they execute basic fundamental concepts that we drill every day.

June 3, 2013
The first attack dribble doesn’t draw help defense. However, it gets the defense enough out of position to create another driving opportunity on the kick out. This is a 5 out alignment, but we have 3 rebounders in the lane when the shot goes up because they followed their rules.

May 31, 2013
The player who attacks baseline at the end of this clip is not a good one on one player.  However, the opportunity to attack is created by her teammate’s attack and the closeout situation.

May 30, 2013
Again it’s simple, but it’s how we play. If you guard the ball, we will do other things. But we’re going to make you guard us.

May 29, 2013
We don’t score on this possession, but look at the variety of options that are created. This should have been an easy post feed and a layup.

May 28, 2013
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. This isn’t some fancy play with multiple screening actions. It shows how players who have the freedom to play with controlled aggressiveness can loosen up a defense for a 1 on 1 opportunity 10 feet from the rim.

May 24, 2013
The Skip pass initiates the action. The cutter could have easily been open on her cut if she had worked a little harder to want the ball. This Draft Drive is a little unorthodox, but it works. The ball handler makes a really good 1 on 1 move to draw the help side defender. We work on skills. We teach them how to play.

May 23, 2013
Watch this clip twice. The first time watch the action of the ball. Then the second time watch the post player. A post player who is willing to work can make things really easy for an offense.


May 22, 2013
Attacking defenses off the dribble multiple times is bound to break them down.

May 21, 2013
I know it’s 6 months later, but I was working on a master’s degree and coaching a basketball team.  Now that it’s the off season and my degree is done, I’ve got more time to get highlights together.  So here’s one. We don’t score, but we possess the ball for almost a minute (with a 30 second shot clock) and get a decent look for a shooter at the end of the second possession.

November 21, 2012
After a few days hiatus, here’s a decent possession of zone offense.

November 17, 2012
Off ball action plus dribble penetration equals tough to defend.

November 16, 2012
A foul was called on the baseline drive, but it still created a wide open scoring opportunity.

November 15, 2012
This is a simple drive and kick against a zone. It’s nothing special.

November 14, 2012

Here’s a post player setting a high pin screen. It’s important that the player on the wing is patient on her fill.  She doesn’t have to fill because she’s more than 1 pass away. This helps make this pin screen successful.

November 13, 2012

Nice little Laker Cut against a zone.

November 12, 2012
Here we get a layup with multiple actions without ball reversal and without a Pass & Cut action.

November 11, 2012
This is a good example of why we have the player 1 pass away cut on the skip pass.

November 10, 2012
Putting constant pressure on the rim makes defenses break down. Putting attack in your player’s minds constantly helps them break down defenses. The reaction wasn’t the quickest, but look how the post slide brought the defense away from the basket just enough.

November 9, 2012
This is a great clip that shows a variety of different actions.  None of this was planned or orchestrated.  It’s just players making plays.

November 8, 2012
There’s nothing like a good draft drive and a missed layup.  What probably goes unnoticed is the little down screen on the baseline for the driver before she gets the ball.

November 7, 2012
Not much to say here.

November 6, 2012
This overload created an isolation for the ball handler.  Pretty tough to guard someone when they have half of the court work with.

November 5, 2012
This is why it’s so important to always be ready to attack.  A Read Line cut creates a driving lane as well.

November 4, 2012

Multiple attack dribbles in a possession is hard to guard, even for a sagging zone. Eventually, they’re going to lose track of somebody.

November 3, 2012
This clip is from our recent scrimmage.  Nice back screen by the post player.

GREAT PASS from the PG!  Talk about threading the needle. And a nice finish.  This was not a call.  This is a group of players making a play.

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