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Skill development is an essential part of building a successful program. The ability to fine tune and introduce your athletes to new skills and reinforce old skills are key to continual success. Iowa State University Head Coach, Fred Hoiberg, is one of the top coaches that does just that. In this drill, Coach Hoiberg stresses outlet passing and utilizing quick passes to advance the ball quickly and efficiently up the floor. This is a great drill to help build your transition offense and develop a great sense of awareness on the court in transition. It also stresses proper footwork when pulling up in transition for a mid to long range jump shot.
Athlete Movement: Two players start at the opposite end of the floor as passers as the first group of three transition down the floor. Once the pass is advanced for a layup, the two players on the other end quickly pass their ball to a teammate for a pull up jumper. Those players then quickly pass and advance down the floor as the player who made the transition layup makes his first outlet pass up the floor. The process continues for four minutes and fifteen seconds and a goal of points is established such as 120.
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Iowa State Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Fred Hoiberg, has implemented an offensive system with his Cyclones that can light up a scoreboard with numerous scoring options every time down the floor. Follow along as Coach Hoiberg shows his flex set out of a 4-out 1-in traditional secondary look. This play creates space and opens up several scoring options.
Athlete Movements: The point guard will hit the trailer and the 2 guard will run a hard flex cut off of a hard screen by the inside post player. The point guard will then down screen for the post player who will look for a shot from the trailer if the ball had not been passed inside to the 2. If 5 does not have a shot off the down screen, he swings the ball to the point guard, and then follows his pass into an immediate ball screen.
Gain additional insight from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Fred Hoiberg: Transition Basketball with Six Secondary Break Sets.” See how you can learn more on the Secondary Break.
In the 2013-2014 season, Fred Hoiberg led his team to a 2014 Big 12 Tournament Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Watch as Coach Hoiberg shows a couple of scoring options off the secondary break. These options start with a wide pin down screen from the trailer position, which allows his team to be a high scoring unit.
Athlete Movements: This simple action begins with a wide pin-down screen from the trailer position. The wing receiving the screen has the option to curl his cut right into the lane for a lay-up.
The next option extends the Wide Pin-Down action, as Coach Hoiberg guides the wing curls through the lane, but does not receive the pass. The screener will then roll back to the ball and catch it in a “pinch post” area that could result in a hand-off or subsequent ball screen with proper spacing on the backside.
Teaching Points: Spacing on the other side of the floor is emphasized by Coach Hoiberg, as he has a shooter spotted in the corner, the high wing, and a low post player gets to “his room” – the short corner spot off the lane that allows the lane to open up more.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Fred Hoiberg: Transition Basketball with Six Secondary Break Sets.” View the latest video selections on the Fast Break.
Iowa State Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Fred Hoiberg, has implemented an offensive system that can light up a scoreboard with numerous scoring options every time down the floor. Follow along as Coach Hoiberg shows his flex set with several scoring options as well as an effective counter to get the ball inside.
Player Movements: On the pass from the point guard to the trailer, 2 will still make a hard baseline flex cut. This time, however, the trailer will ball fake the reverse pass and pass back to the point guard who fakes down and pops back out the wing. As soon as 5’s man helps on the flex cut, 5 will bury him in the lane to get a deep post catch.
Teaching Points: Make sure to maintain good spacing throughout the drill.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Fred Hoiberg: Transition Basketball with Six Secondary Break Sets.” To view the latest video selections on Secondary Break.
2012 Big 12 Co-Head Coach of the Year and former 10-year NBA veteran, Fred Hoiberg, believes that ball screens in transition are especially hard for teams to defend. The ‘Double Drag’ & ‘Double Pin Down’ allow for multiple scoring options and would be an effective call following a free throw.
Player Movements: The first option that Hoiberg demonstrates is the ‘Double Drag’ with scoring opportunities for the point guard to turn the corner with a shooter in the corner, a roll to the basket by the first screener, and a pop by the second screener with a subsequent 2nd ball screen.
The ‘Double Pin Down’ set is where the two screeners will set the ball screens then double down for the shooter in the corner, which promises an open look for a shooter. This option also includes a slip by the first screener.
Drill Tips: Make sure to keep proper spacing during the ‘Double Drag.’ For the ‘Double Pin Down’ it is important to have a good double screen and that the shooter slips right by the double screen for a jump shot or lay-up.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Fred Hoiberg: Transition Basketball with Six Secondary Break Sets.” To view the latest video selections on Fast Break Drills, click here.