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Practice last-second ladder, deep, and screen plays found in Coaching Basketball Successfully, Third Edition. Player 4 screens for 1, and 5 screens for 3. Players 1 and 3 use the screens and sprint wide, looking for the deep pass over the top of the defense. Player 1 sets a screen on the player defending the inbounds pass and looks to take the charge.
The step should be made with the right foot by right-handed players, and the left foot by left-handed players. If the defender does not react quickly enough to the jab step, the offensive player should then take a longer step with the same foot, trying to get his head and shoulders by the defender (figure 8.3b). If the offensive player executes a jab step, and the defender responds by sliding over in the direction of that step, the offensive player can then go in the opposite direction with ...
Learn more about running a basketball program in Coaching Basketball Successfully, Third Edition. For example, a coach who is married to a zone defense that best suits a taller, slower team may find himself coaching a team that lacks size but is extremely quick. Instead of playing his favorite zone with such a team, that coach should switch to a pressing defense that would take advantage of players’ quickness and create turnovers.