Post by johncarrier42 on Nov 5, 2009 17:54:39 GMT -5
I'll throw in a couple of things on the "horns set".
*Running out of a 1-4 high or low as part of a set play offense is a nice touch. I think it' fits really nicely when it's used in the element of surprise. Even if it's just that play, and not part of a 1-4 offense starting in the 1-4 high or low is a good touch. The 1-4 high is nice because you don't have to have your wings to the corners. You can bring them up over the top for dribble hand offs, second ball screens, kick behinds, and other looks.
*I believe that horns works best when the play is started with the ball at half court. This gives the PG chances it manipulate his defender take take him hard one way and cut back another setting up the PnR situation. If the screeners come to the defender it's fine, but can be easier to defend than if the screens are coming up as the dribbler is taking the defender in. For instance, in some of the 1-4 stuff I have run in the past, the signal to run the horns look is the dribbler backing up with the dribble to half court. That movement alone brought the posts up to screen.
*Wings interchanging corners is a good look if you have wings that can pull a little bit. On the drive, the wing defenders sometimes get caught trying to stay and help or else they completely sell out and clear the lane wide open. And it's easier to guard a stationary player than one moving from corner to corner. Sometimes things get confused. You can even add one screening for the other.
*Do some different things with your posts as well, keep the idea fresh. Sometimes as the year goes, you can introduce simple tweaks to the post players to give this thing a different feel. One I like is having the player on the opposite side dive and the ball side pop. I also like the post being dribbled away from backscreening the post who set the screen. Another little twist is having the guard go one way, the screening post dives hard, and the opposite post comes and finds the ball and ballscreens back the other way.
Well, there you go. Hopefully something in there helps you out.
As always, thanks for the info coaches. Coach Carrier, I like the ideas you have thrown out there... my wheels are turning regarding the possiblities of using the Horns set. Dr. D., I love Larson Perkins stuff... I am going to look for the DVD you mentioned.