Small-Sided Games

SSG

4-on-4-on-4

Oct 09, 2017No Comments

Many plays you run usually only involve three or four players in the main action. To help develop the decisions and skills in these main

3-on-2 Pacer

3-on-2 Pacer Top

Sep 28, 20172 Comments

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

2-on-1 Advantage Shooting

2-on-1 Shooting

Jul 12, 2017No Comments

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

Back Drop

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

May 31, 2017No Comments

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

3-on-3 Closeouts from Half

3-on-3 Closeouts from Half-Court

Mar 15, 2017No Comments

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

Closeouts First Catch

3-on-3 Closeouts First Catch

Feb 13, 20171 Comment

This small-sided game creates a 1-on-1 live attack the closeout situation. This drill can help your players develop their 1-on-1 offensive and defensive skills out of

BOB 3-on-3 Break Down

3-on-3 Baseline Inbound Break Down

Dec 22, 2016No Comments

We use 3-on-3 to break down our inbound offensive plays. We frequently use 3-on-3 small-sided games to build our offensive and defensive concepts. You can

3-on-3 Closeouts Mix Drill

Oct 24, 2016No Comments

To make our small-sided games more random we mix what actions the offense must execute, and what coverages the defense must use to counter what

3-on-3 Closeouts Weakside Post

3-on-3 Closeouts with a Weak Side Post

Oct 24, 2016No Comments

We add a fourth player to 3-on-3 closeouts to simulate certain offensive situations and defensive coverage. In this example a fourth player steps into the

Structure Game-Like Situations so that Players Learn

How to Increase Player Learning by Creating...

Sep 24, 20162 Comments

“Principle of specificity: Practice like you play and you’re more likely to play like you practiced” – Rainer Martens Basketball games are played in an