By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
University of Windsor head women’s coach, Chantal Vallee, has led her teams to five straight Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) women’s basketball National Titles. In this clip, you’ll see Coach Vallee explain how to defend a ball screen when the screener is a threat from long range.
Jam & Go Under Ball Screen
Drill Summary: On a ball screen being set by a big who’s a threat from outside, the post defender shouldn’t hedge or they’ll leave the shooter open. Instead, the defender should jam the post and have the player guarding the ball go under the screen as quickly as possible. If the defender going under the screen gets beat, the weak side defender may need to help on the drive.
By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Xavier University head coach, Chris Mack, has developed a couple of keys for his guards to make coming off ball screens easier. In this clip, you’ll see the importance of coming up the floor and staying away from the sideline as well as why players need to get to the level of the screener before coming off the screen.
Setting and Coming Off Ball Screens
Drill Summary: According to Coach Mack, it’s up to the coach whether they want guards to come off of ball screens from triple threat or a live dribble. The two keys to effectively coming off a screen are:
Getting separation from the defender. You can’t get pinned on the sideline!
Getting to the level of the screener.
If you can do those two things, you’ll be able to effectively come off a ball screen.
By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Dave Paulsen, head coach at George Mason University, shows you some of the basics of his spread ball screen offense. This type of offense will create advantage situations for your team, limit your turnovers and help you get open shots against man-to-man defenses.
Ball Screen Motion
Drill Summary: There are three types of ball screens that Coach Paulsen has his teams set in the spread ball screen offense.
1. Side – Side ball screen with no guard occupying the ball-side corner.
2. Spread – Side ball screen with a guard occupying the ball-side corner.
3. Alley – Screen at the top of the key angled toward the wing (or “alley”).
Keys to the Drill:
1) The screener should always arrive unattached (sprint there every time).
2) The player receiving the screen should always set their man up.
3) The player receiving the screen should refuse it 30% of the time.
4) When you come off a screen, always think “score” until the defense stops you.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Knight, provides detailed instruction on how to set an efficient down screen. An effective screen will allow you to receive an open shot and/ or disrupt the defense which will create other open options. In this video, Knight covers the options the screener has once he attempts to execute a screen.
Coach provides detailed instruction that involves one defensive player and one offensive player. The reads and technique are shown in detail and coach Knight emphasizes the use of slipping the ball screen off of a simple down screen. Coach moves from various points of the court showing multiple variations of the down screen utilizing the slip screen.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Bob Knight had collected over 900 career wins and knows that good offensive teams have a strong ability to be able to screen their opponents effectively. This will create open shots and tilt the defense in a manner to create other open options. Coach Knight provides detailed instruction on how to set an efficient down screen.
Athlete Movement: One defensive and one offensive player will run through various scenarios and concepts involved in a ball screen.
The player receiving the screen needs to set up the screen