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offense in basketball
Designing a basketball offense to be run against a man-to-man defense is relatively simple – set up screens, pick ‘n roll situations, one-on-one situations, etc. Easy to design but, of course, not always easy to execute. To carry off these plays requires good fundamental skills and lots of practice.
But playing against a zone is different – strategies like screens and clear-outs are much less effective, since the defense is more fluid – defensive players are not set specifically against any one offensive player, so they can switch off easily and quickly. But since the defensive players are not fixed on any one offensive player, and because the ball can move faster than the players can, zone defenses can be beaten if your players know what they are doing. Here are three ways for your basketball offense to beat zone defenses:
1. Shoot your way out (especially vs packed keys). Zones are usually used to block off the key, to force the outside shot. The idea is that the outside shot is less likely to go in than a drive or an inside move, closer to the basket. However, if you have one or two good shooters, and you can work the ball to them, the zone will not be able to contain them, and defensive players will be forced to move out to pick up the shooters – which will open up holes inside that your inside men can utilize.
2. Move the defense out of position. Zone defenses put defensive players in specific positions, so that the entire floor – particularly the key – is well-covered. As the offensive play moves the ball around, defensive players adjust their focus depending on where the offensive players move to, where the ball is, etc. Swing the ball around the outside fast enough, and have your players cutting through the key constantly, and the defense will not be able to adjust quickly enough, or will over-adjust, or will get so jittery that they will start to jump at faked passes and faked shots. All of which will open up the floor for the offense.
3. Fast break. A quick transition from defense to offense will take away the time your opponent needs to get back and set up their defense. A good fast break – run off a rebound, turnover, or even a made shot – will cause plenty of confusion for any defense and open up holes through which you can drive the ball.
I like the opportunities that a fast game offers, so my teams usually have a fast break as our first option. But of course, you can’t fast break the entire game – situations will arise where a fast break can’t be used, and your players won’t be able to sprint for forty straight minutes. So I’ll also have a couple of plays under our belt – one to use against a man-to-man defense, and one to use against a zone defense. And maybe another just to mix things up every now and again, but no more than that – I don’t want to confuse my players any more than I absolutely have to.
This is one aspect of basketball offense that you really want your players to do well, because lots of teams will play a zone to slow down the game and shut you out, and the better you can handle that, the more likely you are to win.
Choose a set basketball offensive play to use against the zone and practice it. And when you practice it, be sure to drive home to your players the need to move the ball quickly, to cut fast, shoot when the opportunity arises, and to keep an eye out for the open man. Because if your team follows these steps, opportunities will happen.
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Play Better Offense For Basketball
Wanting to play better offense for basketball takes hard work and dedication. The purpose of this article is to help those that want to play better offense by pointing out a few of the key important factors you can work on to start improving your game immediately.
The game of basketball it self is mostly a mental one. Once the physical conditioning is out of the way every thing else is mental. Concentration and confidence are key. Especially when it comes to your jump shot.
Repetitions of shooting with the proper form is one of the best ways to improve your shot. Some of the best basketball players took anywhere from 1500 to 2500 shots in practice at times to develop their shot. Because there are so many repetitions involved in improving your shooting however it’s best to try and do this in the off season.
During the season if you want to improve your shot you have to get to the gym early, warm up and start shooting before the game. That will help you in the mean time until you have time to practice in the off season.
Although shooting is important you want to also improve your coordination, dribbling skills and practice to move without the ball. This is important (moving without the ball) because every now and then if you face an opponent who is bigger, faster, and taller than you are one of the only ways that you can level the playing ground is by moving without the ball and rushing to the rim when he or she is not paying attention. Attention to detail is key and can be hard work. However, once you’ve put in enough time on the court, it’s worth seeing the results.
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Principles Of Basketball Offense
When coaching basketball offense it is key to first understand the principles of offense. Listed are 11 principles about coaching basketball offense that can be passed on your your players.
1. Always move to receive a pass. The offensive player should keep the defense busy watching the ball and the players by cutting and faking.
2. Quick, fast passes will keep the defense off-balance. Dribbling gives the defense time to get in a good defensive position. It is important for offensive players to be in a good, balanced position on receiving the pass so that a number of moves can be made.
3. Individual moves are important for each player to develop. These moves are then incorporated with other teammates’ moves for an effective team offense.
4. If an offensive player drives to the basket for a lay-up, all other offensive players should clear out of the area.
5. Floor balance is a basic key to winning basketball. All players must know when to enter a play situation or keep out.
6. Give and Go is the simplest offensive pattern. It is used in all offensive patterns, simple or complex.
7. The player with the ball should always be followed by a trailer for a safety pass backward if forward progression is blocked. Also, if the ball is intercepted, the trailer is ready for defense.
8. Never force a pass or shot if several defensive players converge on the ball. Turn and pass the ball back.
9. Move the ball out and around the top when moving the ball from one side of the court to the other.
10. On the shot, all offensive players should move into offensive rebounding positions ready to put the rebound up for another shot.
11. Screens or blocks create a situation with two offensive players against one defensive player. These are essential to learn.
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