What Do We Do Now

Every coach responds differently to the end of the season. My objective is to take time away from the game for at least a week to decompress and be with my family. Others may continue going to the #StateTournaments out of tradition, or for motivation. Some may have exit meetings immediately after the season while … Continue reading What Do We Do Now

Winning Defense: Defending Off-Ball Screens

"While the determination to play defense combined with the willingness to give up one's body physically are more important than technique, to be truly outstanding on defense an individual and team must combine intelligent technique with great desire." Key Takeaways Backscreens Cross-screens Downscreens Defending the off-ball screens starts with on-the-ball pressure. Our terminology is to … Continue reading Winning Defense: Defending Off-Ball Screens

Winning Defense: Defending the Pick & Roll

"Basketball teams at every level commonly use a number of two-and three man play actions such as back-picking, down-picking, screen and roll, flex, pick-the-picker, and others." Key Takeaways: Evolution of 2-Man Action Defensive Approach Evolution of Pick & Roll The ballscreen has been historically relevant for decades. Yet, it didn't become popularized until Chuck Daly's … Continue reading Winning Defense: Defending the Pick & Roll

Winning Defense: Defending Set Offenses

Key Takeaways: Preventative Post Defense 45 Degree Bump & Release "5 Strong" on Weakside Help Post touches are scoring threats beyond making a move to score; it tends to force perimeter players to sag or ball watch which leaves the threat of basket-cutters or inside-out shooting. So, the best post defense is preventative in nature … Continue reading Winning Defense: Defending Set Offenses