By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Andrew Grantz, Indiana University Southeast Assistant Coach, provides you with a look at the first phase of building your dribble attack offense. This offensive breakdown involves the guard driving hard to the paint while the post player cuts to the opposite block for a lob and finish. Running this properly will create space for the post player to finish.
Breakdown Drills – Phase 1
Athlete Movements: The guard starts at the lane line extended, and the post player is on the ball side block. The guard then drives to the rim and the post player moves to the opposite block. Finally, the guard passes to the post player for a finish at the rim.
Guards need to drive hard to the paint in a straight line
Post player does a “c-cut” to the opposite block on the guard’s dribble penetration
Guard should throw a lob pass to the opposite corner of the backboard, and the post player should catch the ball high and finish high
Be sure to teach the post player to seal the weak side defender and create space to finish
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Attacking the rim creates gaps within a defense, and ultimately creates high percentage perimeter shots for your offense. Take Andrew Grantz’s attacking drills and skills and build your offensive mentality to attack the rim. Apply these attack and react concepts and provide your players with the open looks they desire. Teach your kids how to play the game, by teaching all fundamental movements that have made so many players and teams great throughout the years.
Attack and React Offense: Pass & Cut Phase
Athlete Movements: One player starts on the right or left slot and the other offensive player must start on the same side wing as the guard in the slot. A pass is made to the wing and the offensive player will make a face cut, back cut, or pull up for a jump shot. Once they have done multiple cuts of each, you add a coach as a defender. At this point you have your players learn how to read the defensive player’s movements. This process is continued and then mastered from the opposite side. This drill can be used from any location on the court that is no more than two passes away.
If the defender jumps to the ball, an automatic back cut is made
If the defender does not make an aggressive jump to the ball the player will face cut
Lastly, if the defender jumps back into help, the offensive player would pull up for a jump shot.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
From the creator of the Attack and React Offense, Andrew Grantz, delivers a shooting and conditioning drill in which the players are constantly moving and taking as many shots as possible within a two minute stretch. You will also see an element of pressure in that the pace of an individual player affects the pace of the collective group.
Player Movements: The drill starts with a pass from player 1 to player 2; during this action player 3 will shoot a ball. Player 2 shoots the ball after receiving the pass from player 1. After the pass, player 1 will move out to the perimeter and spot up, player 3 will rebound their shot and kick it out to player 1 before moving out to the perimeter to receive a pass from player 2 who has rebounded their shot.
Teaching points: Emphasize getting into a shooting rhythm and keeping good form as you fatigue.