“When you take the ball out in the back court, especially at the end of a game, what happens if you don’t play the guy out of bounds? What if the ball is taken out and no one is guarding the man?” ~ Hubie Brown
One of the most important parts of a youth basketball game is the Inbounds Plays. It is important to think of the inbounds play as an opportunity to score a quick basket. Scoring points off inbounds plays can add up throughout the course of the game.
Another important part of youth basketball inbounds plays is how to â€œdefendâ€ against them. Coaches need to make sure their players understand both the offensive and defensive parts of inbounds plays.
Here are some important points to remember about Sideline & Inbounds Plays:
– Boxing out is crucial to the success of the play!
– Pass fakes â€œfreezeâ€ defenders and opens up areas to the offensive players.
– Fake left, go right â€“ deceive the defense and donâ€™t show defenders which direction you are going to go to.
– Players should read the defense. If the defense is standing on a spot that they usually go to, the player must either â€œfight for positionâ€ or move to an open area.
– Always expect the ball!
Inbound Plays & Playing the Back Court Sideline Against Pressure â€“ Options 1 & 2
In today’s video blog post, Hubie Brown takes us through 2 options for Playing the Back Court Sideline Against Pressure and shows you some awesome inbound plays/techniques to be an offensive threat on the court when coming in from out of bounds.
Inbound Plays/Sideline Rule To Remember:
Do not run away from the ball for a long lob because a defender can come down and intercept that ball!
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