University of California women’s head coach, Lindsay Gottlieb, gets players used to her secondary break sets by putting them through positional breakdown drills. In this clip, you’ll see the actions that Coach Gottlieb teaches her posts to prepare them for the Golden Bears’ fast style of play.
Drill Summary: Forwards and posts line up in a single file line about 10 feet off the top of the key. A coach stands at the lower wing with a ball, and another coach stands at the top of the key extended with a ball. Players alternate running to the block, receiving a post entry pass from the coach and finishing, and receiving a ball at the top of the key, taking one dribble and pulling up for a jumper. After doing this for awhile, have players receive a ball at the top of the key, drive to the lane, kick the ball out to a coach in the corner, receive a pass back from that coach and finish at the hoop.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Wait til players get to their spot before passing them the ball.
2) Call for the ball.
3) Make it look like you’re going to the hoop on every drive.
4) Finish near the hoop.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Current Iowa State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach and 10-year NBA veteran, Fred Hoiberg, believes in attacking the defense and looking at the different actions to score before the defense is set. With this Baseline Double Set shown in the clip below, Hoiberg shows several very good actions out of the same look that will provide both inside and outside scoring opportunities.
Baseline Double Set
Overview: The set begins with a traditional secondary break look with the point guard with the ball, the wings spaced in the corners, the first post down the floor on the ball side, and a trailing post at the top.
Player Movements: The trailing post goes down to the opposite block while the point guard starts in the direction of the wing that is going to get screened for, and then reverses his dribble back towards the top. The wing runs off two baseline screens from the post players located on each block, making this a good play for a team that has a good shooter. While this is happening, the other wing is cutting over the top and through the lane.
Drill Essentials: Creating strong screens on the baseline and good cutting runs from the wings.
Drill Tips: Counters and other options for this set include:
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