More Basketball Video Breakdown and a Catching and Passing Drill

Coaches have commented that they're enjoying the breakdowns. Strengths and weaknesses occur at every level of play. Sharing them with players informs them AND reminds them not to make the same mistakes."Do more of what works and less of what doesn't." Several lessons - 1) I encourage guards to attack from the middle whenever possible 2) that opens both sides and forces the defense to cover more space. 3) "The ball is gold." Turning the ball over when not a threat is a wasted possession. VDE - vision, decision, execution. Not sure that the "look-ahead" pass was open but the second certainly wasn't. "Win this possession." Excellent conversion establishing legal guarding position and taking the charge! Make winning plays and impact the game without scoring. Lackadaisical play creates a 'live-ball turnover' and a transition basket. Turnovers drive coaches crazy - a zero percent possession turned into a high quality scoring chance at the other end. This play doesn't work because the offense doesn't hustle to set it up properly to establish the curl cut. Good read to get a rescreen and something out of nothing. Attention to detail...do the small things. "Little things make big things happen." This is a nothingburger but was the on-ball defender ready to defend a give-and-go cut? Basketball is a game of mismatches. Give credit to the player who takes advantage of it. She has "mouse in the house" but Black doesn't get her the ball. Eventually, she capitalizes in the mid-range. Impacting winning...three plays...1) blocked shot, 2) controls the rebound, and 3) look-ahead pass to set up free throws. "Great offense is multiple actions." But execution is key. How can we improve catching. We used to do "two ball passing" with one of the balls a medicine ball (you could also use a no-dribble weighted ball). Here's a diagram below. Start slowly and increase pace. The initial passer (1) passes sequentially to each teammate while getting a return pass. 

More Basketball Video Breakdown and a Catching and Passing Drill

Coaches have commented that they're enjoying the breakdowns. Strengths and weaknesses occur at every level of play. Sharing them with players informs them AND reminds them not to make the same mistakes.

"Do more of what works and less of what doesn't." 


Several lessons - 1) I encourage guards to attack from the middle whenever possible 2) that opens both sides and forces the defense to cover more space. 3) "The ball is gold." Turning the ball over when not a threat is a wasted possession. 


VDE - vision, decision, execution. Not sure that the "look-ahead" pass was open but the second certainly wasn't. 


"Win this possession." Excellent conversion establishing legal guarding position and taking the charge! Make winning plays and impact the game without scoring. 


Lackadaisical play creates a 'live-ball turnover' and a transition basket. Turnovers drive coaches crazy - a zero percent possession turned into a high quality scoring chance at the other end. 


This play doesn't work because the offense doesn't hustle to set it up properly to establish the curl cut. Good read to get a rescreen and something out of nothing. 


Attention to detail...do the small things. "Little things make big things happen." This is a nothingburger but was the on-ball defender ready to defend a give-and-go cut? 


Basketball is a game of mismatches. Give credit to the player who takes advantage of it. She has "mouse in the house" but Black doesn't get her the ball. Eventually, she capitalizes in the mid-range. 


Impacting winning...three plays...1) blocked shot, 2) controls the rebound, and 3) look-ahead pass to set up free throws. 


"Great offense is multiple actions." But execution is key. How can we improve catching. We used to do "two ball passing" with one of the balls a medicine ball (you could also use a no-dribble weighted ball). Here's a diagram below. Start slowly and increase pace. 


The initial passer (1) passes sequentially to each teammate while getting a return pass.