Offensive Development

5-on-3 Open

5-on-3 Open is an example of how we run repetitions of our offensive sets vs. live or guided defenders to create decision-making possibilities. Instead of running offensive sets 5-on-0, we add at least one, but usually two to three defenders. This gives the advantage to the offense so we can focus on running the play correctly, while guaranteeing at least

3-on-2 Pacer

3-on-2 Pacer Top

This video demonstrates how we use a 3-on-2 advantage-disadvantage drill to break down our offensive sets.  Pacer Top (See full play diagram below) is a set play that uses a down screen on the weak side to distort the defensive coverage, and to create a possible secondary action if the high ball screen does not create a shot. Instead of

3-on-2 Ball Screen

3-on-2 Ball Screen

This 3-on-2 Ball Screen develops the ability of the player using the ball screen to apply skills and make decisions. Constraints can be added to shape the learning you want to happen. The basic concept is that the player with the ball must make a decision based on their defender, and one extra defender covering the screen or the weak

Offensive Rebound

Self Toss Offensive Rebound to Competitive

The Self-Toss 1-on-1 Offensive Rebounding can be quickly progressed into a small-sided game. The goal is to work on your offensive rebounding system. Our offensive rebounding system is explained here: Windsor Offensive Rebounding System The basic concept is to score at the rim or kick out for an open three-point shot. This offensive rebounding system blends effectively with the Second Cut Concept.

2nd Cut

Building the Second Cut Concept

This video provides an example of how to add the second cut concept to a 3-on-1 Reaction Drill. This builds on the 3-on-1 Reaction Drill outlined in this blog on Improve your On Air Basketball Drills. A second cut happens when a dribbler penetrates and an off the ball player basket cuts. The basket cut can happen during the live dribble or

2-on-1 Advantage Shooting

2-on-1 Shooting

Most effective offense vs. effective defense comes down to a 2-on-1 advantage in the half-court. To develop our players concept of attacking and defending a 2-on-1 in the half-court we use 2-on-1 Shooting. Similar to 3-on-2 and 4-on-3 Shooting you can use constraints to shape the learning required for your players to improve. I believe this the best shooting drill

2-on-1 out of 21 Position

21 Position 2-on-1

This drill develops interior scoring, passing and decision-making. It builds on many of the concepts relating to scoring and passing out of 21 Position.   Check out other drills involving the 21 Position: 21 Position Game Footage 21 Position Practice Drills

Penetration Reaction

2-on-0 Penetration Reaction

Two players work together using a “push” or “pull” concept, and applying our zero seconds skill concepts. Two players work together around the three-point line to penetrate and space. This drill works on penetration reaction spacing, first step attacks, passing and catching, and team concepts. To introduce penetration concepts combine with Full-Court Penetration Reaction. If a player is a dribbled at

Full Court Penetration

Full-Court Penetration Reaction

This full-court penetration drill works on penetration reaction spacing, first step attacks, passing and catching, and team concepts. To introduce penetration concepts combine with 2-on-0 Penetration Reaction. It is an early progression for new players to the concept of push-pull penetration reaction. Two players work together using a “push” or “pull” concept. If a player is a dribbled at they are

Back Drop 1-on-1

Back Drop 1-on-1

Back Drop 1-on-1 is used to develop the stab dribble concept. On a stab dribble I emphasize “getting the ball to the floor” as fast as possible on a first step. Once the ball is on the floor a player must figure out their best opportunity to score based on the defender’s coverage on the closeout. This drill applies all