By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Nick Cammarano is the Founder and Director of the Quality Basketball Instruction (QBI) Basketball Camps. His accolades include, almost 300-career wins in 15 seasons, including two undefeated (30-0) seasons. This particular segment opens up with Coach Cammarano explaining the who, what and why details of the “Paint Cuts Drill” on the dry eraser board. He then shows you the drill on the court and you will see that this is great for teaching players the importance of constantly moving and passing, with a goal of getting a good look at the basket.
Paint Cuts Drill
Drill Setup: Coach Cammarano sets up the 1 at the top of the perimeter with the 2 and 3 on the corners.
Athlete Movements: When the coach says go, the 2 and 3 cut through the paint toward the opposite wings looking for a pass from the 1. Once the 2 and 3 are at the wings, the 1 passes to the 2 who gets into a good triple threat position, while the 1 down screens for the 3 coming toward the top of the perimeter. When the 3 reaches the top of the perimeter, he/she, receives a chest pass from the 2 on the wing, and then passes the ball to the 1 and screens for the 3 coming around the perimeter toward the top.
Teaching Points: Each player must catch the pass in a good triple threat position, execute an excellent offensive screen, and keep the ball moving while they keep moving around the perimeter.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Nick Cammarano is the head coach of the Frank Antonides Middle School Boys Basketball Team and has achieved almost 300 career wins in 15 seasons. Here you will see two drills related to the Box Offense. The essentials of both drills is for the 2 and 3 to make quick step movements executing the V-Cut and being able to square up to the basket for a shot, or drive to the rim. The V-Cut and the Tandem Guards drills are great for practicing how to freeze or misguide a defender, and creating various opportunities to score.
V-Cuts / Tandem Guards
Drill Setup: For the Box Offense V-Cuts Drill, the 1 man will start at the top of the parameter and the 2 and 3 will be at each low post block (either the left or right side of the paint). And for the Tandem Guards Drill, the 1’s are on the perimeter near the wings and the 2 and 3 are near the low post blocks on the left and right side of the paint, respectively.
Athlete Movements: On the start command for the V-Cut Drill, the 1 dribbles toward the basket and passes the ball to either the 2 or 3 depending on who is open after executing a V-Cut toward the nearest wing. Next, the 1 sprints toward the man he or she did not pass to and screens for the weak side player coming around the perimeter. The player with the ball can either take a shot or pass to the man coming around the perimeter at the top of the key and screen for the weak side player coming to the top of the perimeter, usually the 1.
In the Tandem Guards Drill each 1 dribbles toward the basket while the low post 2 and 3 make a V-Cut to the nearest wing looking for a shot off the catch, or a drive to the basket.