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.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Fran Fraschilla was a Division 1 college basketball coach for many years and is currently an International Basketball Analyst for ESPN. Here Coach Fraschilla will provide you with a baseline out of bounds play called Princeton that you can add to your offense, which is designed to have the team’s best shooter get open.
Athlete Movements: He shows different counters that can be used depending on how the opposing team defends it. It is a play that can be used by teams at all levels because it is simple enough for young players, but also has enough counters and options for the older players.
Teaching Points: Using a double screen at the elbow is key to getting the best shooter open.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Coach Fran Fraschilla believes in really looking at defense in terms of preparation prior to the season, and making sure that drills are logical, progressive, and habitual. He also believes in the “Overload Principle,” where conditions are created within the drills that are harder for players than game situations. The ‘Switch Drill’ and ‘Change Drill’ are two drills that instill this principle and build communication and mental toughness for players.
Switch Drill & Change Drill
The Switch drill is a variation of a drill made famous by Coach Bob Knight. Watch how Coach Fraschilla shows this as a drill that will promote a tremendous amount of talk defensively. The drill begins in a 4-on-4 Shell Drill setting. The offensive team will pass and cut until the coach makes a “Switch” call. At that point, the offensive puts the ball on the floor and the offense goes to defense, while the defense goes to offense. One restriction is that when you switch to defense, you cannot guard the man that was guarding you.
The Change Drill progresses from the Switch Drill, by working on defensive transition and building defense from the inside-out in a full-court setting. The Change Drill is run until the coach says “Change”, which initiates the offense going to defense and defense going to offense, but this time the players are changing ends.
Teaching Points: For the Switch Drill, this promotes a tremendous amount of communication and teamwork to get the ball stopped, and keep it out of the lane. And for the Change Drill, this forces talk amongst the players, and also for the new defensive team to sprint back to the paint and immediately build their defense out.