Play Type:“ “  Transition Offense

Purpose

This drill will help players understand how to get quality 3 point shots in transition

Set Up

  • Coming down in transition your shooting guard(2) and small forward(3) should be on the right and left wings
  • Your center(5) should be trying to post directly underneath the rim.
  • Your point guard(1) is bringing the ball up on the right, with your power forward(4) trailing him to the left.

Quick-2

Execution

  1. Once your power forward reaches the three point line, have your point guard swing it to him and leave to set your shooting guard a screen.
  2. Your 4-man should then swing it to the small forward, and set a screen a couple feet behind your point guard along the same plane – this is called a staggered screen.
  3. As the pass is made to your small forward, your center should flash to him and try to seal down low.
  4. If there isn’t a layup available there, he will hit your shooting guard as he comes off the power forward’s screen at the top of the key.

Coaching Tips

– Emphasize the importance of a tight curl off the screens – they should be bumping shoulders

– Your power forward should roll to the basket after his screen looking for either the pass or a putback on the shot

– Don’t just look off the center – if you make that pass a couple times the defense will start to collapse, giving you an even easier look at the three

– With youth, make sure to plan screening drills into your practice before you show them the play – fundamentals first

 

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