Offensive Development

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

Back Drop

Back Drop Blind 1-on-1 to 3-on-3

As I demonstrated in Back Drop Blind 1-on-1 we use this drill to work on our players ability to attack and counter off of a stab dribble start. The goal of any 1-on-1 is to score. This is the same goal for the player starting with the ball on offense as they are playing 1-on-1 until they get a shot,

5 Out Ball Screen

5-Out Ball Screen Continuity

May 01, 2017
Chris Oliver

This 5-Out Continuity creates great spacing for multiple scoring possibilities.  Video outline: 00:13 Advantages 00:24 How to Run It 00:32 Entry Options 00:46 Options on Reversal 00:50 Options in Ball Screen 1:01 Ball Movement 1:38 Snap Back 1:59 Reject 2:31 Pass to Roller 2:55 Factors in Determining Who the Screener Is 3:20 Penetration Reaction 3:51 Post Reaction 4:21 Flow in

3-on-3 Closeouts from Half

3-on-3 Closeouts from Half-Court

Any drill you traditionally use close to the basket can easily be extended to make it a half-court or full-court drill. In this example we extend 3-on-3 Closeouts to start it at half-court. We do so to work on a specific wing attack, and wing ball screen, situation. Any situation you want developed can be incorporated into this half-court version.


C-Cut Secondary Offense

The C-Cut Secondary Offense is designed to create a method for one ball reversal prior to the primary action. If the defensive coverage allows for it the initial wing pass or dribble push, and c-cut action, can lead to primary scoring options with all zero seconds reads. For example we often got the shot for the weak side player on