By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Former Division I college basketball coach, Fran Fraschilla, describes the importance of recognizing what kind of zone defense you are facing before attacking it. He demonstrates how all zone defenses end up looking like 2-3 zones when the ball gets to the corner. Therefore, it is best to teach your players to attack the zone from the sideline down because they will all look the same from that area, thus keeping all concepts and principles the same regardless of what zone you are facing.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Fran Fraschilla is an International Basketball Analyst for ESPN and a former Division I college basketball coach. Coach Fraschilla shows you a sideline out of bounds play for late game situations where only a catch-and-shoot would be possible. This play creates movement and multiple screens.
Sideline Out of Bounds Play: Carolina
Teaching Points: He stresses that in these type of situations it is important to just give your team a chance to win or tie by getting them an open shot.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
International Basketball Analyst for ESPN and former Division I college basketball coach,Fran Fraschilla, believes in building great habits on both the offensive and defensive end of the floor. Watch how he teaches how to defend a down screen in a 4 on 4 setting, and how he tailors the drill to fit the personnel and philosophy of his team.
4 On 4 Shell – Screen Down
Athlete Movements: 4 offensive players are positioned on the elbows and blocks with a defender on each. The offensive player will pass to the player at the opposite elbow and down screen for his teammate on the same side.
It is important to provide a lane for your defensive teammate to get through the screen
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Fran Fraschilla is a big believer in early preparation to get your team ready for things they will see later in the season. With the 3 Man Series, Coach Fraschilla shows a great example of how your team can help “choreograph your defense” and begin to guard specific actions that could cause your defense problems.
3 Man Series – Staggered Double
Athlete Movements: Coach Fraschilla sets this simple drill up as a 3-on-3 drill that also includes an unguarded passer. This drill is set up specifically for guarding a staggered double screen in half-court offense. Coach Fraschilla does a great job of showing exactly how to guard this action effectively.
Teaching Points: This pattern will teach players how to guard this action and develop good defensive habits.