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Recipe for Success: Loyola-Chicago’s Ball Screen Offense

Recipe for Success: Loyola-Chicago’s Ball Screen Offense

The Ramblers’ ball screen heavy offensive attack has created high percentage shots and propelled the team to two NCAA Tournament upsets.  Loyola-Chicago became a darling of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, pulling off upsets as an 11-seed in the first two rounds over #6 Miami and #3 Tennessee, both in dramatic fashion. A main reason Coach

March 15, 2018 - Dallas, TX, U.S. - DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers players celebrate winning the NCAA Div I Men's Championship First Round basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Miami on March 15, 2018 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © George Walker/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament – #XsOs Behind the Upsets

The first two rounds of the 2018 NCAA Tournament were as thrilling as ever, producing 15 upsets according to seedings. March Madness is often unpredictable as we see every year and especially so far in the 2018 edition. We saw the first ever 16-over-1 upset for goodness sakes! UMBC put its school on the map, and is guaranteed

Plays YOU Can Use - Full Series

Plays YOU Can Use – Full Series

One of our most popular series, Plays YOU Can Use provides coaches at all levels with sets easily incorporated into any style of play. Blog Posts Plays YOU Can Use: Elbow Series Plays YOU Can Use: Ball Screen Sets  Plays YOU Can Use: Pistol Action & Counters Plays YOU Can Use: Iverson Sets Plays YOU Can Use: Lob

NCAA Overachievers

How 5 Surprise NCAA Teams Are Exceeding Expectations

Every college basketball season, a team or two takes fans and media by surprise and outperforms its preseason expectations. This year, there are several, and not only are these teams ahead of schedule, many are ranked in the Top 25 polls. Let’s take a closer look at five men’s NCAA programs that have drastically improved their records this year,

Creating With Blur Screens

Creating With Blur Screens

Utilizing “Blur Screens” can be a unique and effective way to create an advantage for your offense.  Defenses invest hours of practice time learning how to defend common offensive actions such as ball screens, off-ball screens and dribble handoffs. The typical practice plan features a block of time devoted to the techniques and communication required

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Offensive Actions Breakdown: Elevator Screen

A great way to expand an offensive playbook is by focusing on the actions that make up specific plays. By breaking plays down to their individual components, players become more proficient in executing the actions. This also gives the option of utilizing those actions in a variety of ways without players having to learn a completely new play. When players understand the basic


Team France – Simple Horns Actions

A pair of simple “Horns” actions to create enlarged gap space from Team France in international play One of the staples of international offense is the “Horns” alignment. There are boundless Horns sets and entries into offenses of all varieties. Horns allows the offense to lift the defense and play through its “bigs.” Action can be initiated