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Video Playbook: The Short Roll

Video Playbook: The Short Roll

The short roll is an effective tool when the ball screen defense puts two on the ball. Here’s a look from some masters of the short roll.  When teaching ball screen offense, it is important to equip your players with solutions to various ball screen defense tactics. Without solutions you are just “running something” and doing a

Final Four Preview: Virginia Brings Elite Efficiency on Both Sides of the Ball

Head Coach Tony Bennett has Virginia in the Final Four behind the clear concepts that power the Cavaliers offense and defense. Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Michigan State | Auburn Even though the Virginia Cavaliers spent the entire season near the top of the polls, they were probably the #1 seed that was

Ball Screen Defense: Analyzing Effective Methods

Experimenting with a new ball screen defense in addition to your primary strategy could have huge benefits for your team. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? I recently asked that question via Twitter poll. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? (If vote is “other,” please specify.)

Zalgiris Kaunas: Winning Ways Part 3 – Spain PNR Series

Despite having the lowest budget among Euroleague Playoff  teams, Zalgiris Kaunas has succeeded with an efficient offensive style. This is Part 3 of our series on Zalgiris Kaunas, covering Spain PNR sets. Read Part 1 on Horns Series and Part 2 on Iverson Series. Part 1 also includes a profile on head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius

EURO Ball Screen Offense Entries

The basic flow and three varying entries for the EURO Ball Screen Offense The EURO Ball Screen Offense is a popular continuity style offense featuring side-to-side ball movement, wing pick-and-rolls and high-low opportunities. It is common to see elements of this offense at all levels of play the world over, but the basic flow has it’s

Ball Screen Concepts – Arrive Alone

Ball Screen Concepts: Six ways to get the screener to “arrive alone” when setting ball screens.  Nothing ruins a party like an uninvited guest. When setting ball screens the screener’s defender can sometimes be just that – an annoying tag-a-long that ruins things for the ball handler. The ball screen can potentially give the dribble an

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