To practice a strategic play aimed at getting your best shooter open for a quick three-point shot. This play incorporates motion concepts and involves multiple players to create open shot opportunities.
Players position themselves as follows: Player 1 at the point, Player 2 on one wing, Player 3 on the opposite wing, Player 4 at the elbow, and Player 5 near the free-throw line.
Player 5 steps up to set a backscreen for Player 3, who cuts backdoor towards the basket.
Player 5 then pops out to the wing to receive a pass from Player 1.
Concurrently, Player 2 sets a screen for Player 4, who curls around to join Player 1 and set a double screen at the free-throw line.
Player 3, after going backdoor, sets a cross screen on the left block for Player 2, who cuts backdoor and then moves to the right block.
Following the cross screen, Player 3 utilizes the double screen from Player 4 and Player 1, curling up to the top of the arc.
Player 5 assesses the court and decides to pass to either Player 2 on the block or Player 3 at the top of the arc for an open three-point shot.
Focus on precise timing and coordination of screens and cuts.
Ensure clear communication among players to execute the screens and passes effectively.
Emphasize quick decision-making, especially for Player 5, in choosing between the two passing options.
Tips for Younger Athletes:
Teach the fundamentals of setting effective screens and the importance of movement without the ball.
Encourage players to focus on the basics of passing and catching in motion.
Simplify the play if necessary, focusing on one or two key components at a time.
Tips for Older Athletes:
Work on refining the speed and timing of the play.
Practice advanced passing techniques, like no-look or behind-the-back passes, to add unpredictability.
Encourage players to read the defense and make real-time decisions based on the defenders’ positions and reactions.