By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Do you want to get your players to run the full court better on a make to score in transition? Xavier Head Coach, Chris Mack, provides the “Run the Circuit” drill to help create an up-tempo mentality for your squad. You will also see how adding the step up screen in transition will get the defense off balance to create high percentage shots on the run.
Run the Circuit Drill
Player Movements: The drill begins with a quick outlet from the four player to the one player. Every possession you must begin with the quick outlet to the one guard. The 2 and 3 guard run on split sides up the sideline, with the 5 player executing a rim run.
Teaching Points: This drill continues for five possessions with each player touching the ball for a quick lay in each time. All possessions must be completed in a combined 28 seconds.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
2009-10 Basketball Times Rookie Coach of the Year, Chris Mack, shows you a Run the Circuit Drill which focuses on a fast tempo running of the floor while adding a screen. This is a great option to use in transition to create a quick, effective shot and get the defense off balance.
Step Up Screens
Player Movements: Coach Mack talks about the the implementation of the “Step Up” screen in order to create mismatches and gaps in the defense. Coach also explains the role of the trailer when the step up screen is initiated by the “5” player, or rim runner.
Drill Essentials: Anytime the trailer sees a screen coming in this situation, they need to go the opposite direction and create 15 to 17 feet of spacing.
Drill Tips: Make sure the post player who is setting the screen goes as deep as possible into the defense before cutting back and setting the step up screen.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Are you looking to build your team’s style of play to a more up-tempo style? Do you want to get your players to play at this relentless pace in transition to the offensive end? Then listen to Xavier University Head Coach, Chris Mack, as he takes you on an inside look at the responsibilities and rules he puts in place for his point guards to create a structured and up-tempo transition.
Point Guard Responsibilities
Player Movements: He explains various situations that may occur and adjustments for his point guard and two and three guard players.
Drill Essentials: The point guard has the following responsibilities discussed in this clip.
1) Receives all outlet passes
2) Catches it on the run
3) After advancing the ball, cut to the opposite corner
4) Keep the ball in the middle third of the floor
Drill Tips: Don’t pass the ball to the first player you see when inbounding the ball before going upcourt. Make sure to look for the point guard.