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7. Fast break, Offence, Press break

See YouTube skills playlists - Fast break & Offence.

Fast break

  • Basic
    • Rebound, outlet, fill the lanes (rim run, outside), run hard
    • Numbered break on a make or miss
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
    • Unstructured break on a miss

Offence

  • Basic
    • Spacing and floor balance
    • Triple threat
    • Pass and basket cut
    • Exit cut (space out then up), fill cut
    • Pick and roll - come off to score, pass to screener
  • Intermediate
    • Getting open - blast cut, v-cut
    • Ball reversal
    • Backcut on overplay
    • Pass and corner cut, screen away, ballscreen
    • Ballscreens
      • pick and pop
      • reject the screen, split
      • hard show - go around the screen defender (beat the coverage)
      • screen defender zones up - pull-up jumper, behind the back to the rim (split), inside-out and around
    • Off-ball screens  - downscreen, backscreen, cross-screen
    • Downscreens
      • cutter - reject, curl (tight, soft), pop, fade
      • screener - slip, or second cut opposite the cutter (one player to the rim, one to the ball)
    • Dribble-at - hand-off, backcut, run around, turn the corner
    • Dribble-push entry
    • Post entry - a) passer - relocate, Laker cut or post split (screen away), b) high-post dive
    • Create double and triple gaps for dribble penetration
    • Dribble penetration - fill behind, baseline drive - baseline drift, middle drive - widen the drive or rotate behind (euro cut)
    • Penetrate-pass-pass (make the extra pass)
  • Advanced
    • Catch and go - attack on a catch (shoot, drive or pass)
    • Attack mismatches
    • Shot selection
    • Pass and follow for a handback (outside, inside, rub cut)
    • Flarescreen - passer, weakside
    • Staggered, double, elevator screen
    • Dribble loop - shallow cut, zipper cut
    • Ballscreens
      • slip, re-screen (on-ball defender goes under, or over)
      • hard show - drag the screen defender, pass back
      • early split, shoot or attack from behind the screenup

Press break

  • Basic
    • Point guard - sideline outlet position (not coffin corner)
    • Meet a pass, face upcourt, strong pivot, sweep and rip (ball tough), attack on the dribble
    • Inbounder - clear the backboard, trail ballside (reversal option) or clear out against man pressure
  • Intermediate
    • Point guard - fake outside & attack middle, overplay - banana cut, back cut, spin and back cut
    • Secondary receivers if point guard taken away
    • Player in the middle of the press
    • Full ball reversal
    • Avoid trapping areas, pass before a trap can be set
    • Pass fake
    • Pass-pass after a trap
  • Advanced
    • Inbounder - run the baseline (made basket), look deepup


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