Post by johncarrier42 on Sept 16, 2010 11:54:04 GMT -5
If you ask Dick Bennett he would say that the offense is only truly practiced 5 on 5 and I think that is partially true. But I ran it a little bit last year because I had a team that was not very skilled.
We practiced it a lot 5 on 5, but did some work with screening and using screens. Here is what we did, and for the record we ran it kind of wide/wide where the blockers moved outside the lane and back screened on the perimeter, down screened for movers in the post, etc.
Screen and Rescreen -Player on the block, player at the wing, passer at the point with a ball. The wing is the screener, block is the shooter. Wing screens down, block player pops up, no pass. Blocker rescreens the mover with a back screen after a second to let it space out.
-Blocker at the block, mover on the wing. Blocker backscreens the mover and pops out on the separation. Then when the mover doesn't get the ball he goes down and sets another downscreen for the mover who pops uses the screen for a jumper or layup off a curl.
Screen and Score Passer at the top of the key, mover at a block, blocker about 10-15 feet out on the wing. Blocker and mover guarded. Starts with the mover making a cut across the lane and the blocker setting a screen - either a down screen for the mover to pop to the wing or a cross screen for the mover to get to the corner, blocker separates. Then then just screen and rescreen until 45 seconds is up or they get a score. No score offense has five pushups, if htey do defense has five.
Those were the main ones I used, don't know if they helped, but they gave different looks.
Coach, I have some drills. I tried to upload the file here but it was not working, so just send me a PM and I will email them out. Here are some in the mean time.
No dribble game 1. Play 5 on 5, running blocker/mover but do not allow dribbling unless it directly leads to a lay-up.
Designated Shooter Game 1. Make the offense run screens and only a specific player can shoot. Sometimes tell the defense who the designated shooter is to increase the difficulty.
Only Blockers Can Shoot Game 1. Run the offense and restrict the offense to only letting blockers score. This is an essential drill because it makes blockers be offensive threats. Also it shows the blockers that they are still in fact “allowed” and actually encouraged to be offensive threats.
5 Good Screens Game 1. Run the offense but allow no shots until 5 good screens are set. Have coaches count out loud whenever a good screen has been set.
Number of Passes before a Shot Game 1. Set a number of required passes. Do not count out loud, which forces the offense to concentrate. If they take a shot too early if gives you a great teaching opportunity to discuss paying attention to detail and concentration,
UCLA Cut to Pop Drill 1. Setup with player with ball at point, screener on left block, and 2 players on right wing, the wing player closest to corner has a ball. 2. Point player passes to wing. Screener on block comes up the lane line to elbow to set a back screen for
2 on 0 Dixie Cut to Backcut Drill (2 players, 1 ball) a. This drill teaches the “Dixie cut”. Player at point starts with ball. Other player is on wing. Point dribbles at wing player. b. Wing player then makes a shallow cut from wing to wing, (basically dribbler and cutter cross each other) c. Dribbler turns back and pass to cutter who is now on opposite wing. d. Passer now makes a basket “give and go” cut.