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Controlling the Tempo of a Game: Principles of Play

Controlling the Tempo of a game can be very challenging for any team. A few mistakes in a row and things can feel as though they are reaching a point where anything else going wrong could result in the whole game going down the tubes. To help minimise this type of stress teams must train under this pressure from time to time,

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Flex Offense: Hand-off Roll

The Flex Offense brings together fantastic player movement with some of the most significant tactical elements developed in basketball like the Flex Cut. The Flex Offense Hand-off Roll Play is a variation on the standard movements of the Flex Offense. The Flex Offense Hand-off Roll Play looks to create a number of back screening options centred around a catalyst of a hand-off.

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Pass, Cut and Defend Drill

The Pass, Cut and Defend Drill looks to help players with the basics of offense and defence around a cut to the basket. Cutting on offense in basketball is the most fundamentally used movement tactics. Sometimes employed to be a scoring opportunity and in other situations a cut is used as a way to create player movement or space.

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Box Offense: High On-Ball Play

One of the great features of a Box Offense is it condenses the defence into a very small area. This spacing allows the offense to gain a large amount of clean space on the floor to move within. The Box Offense High On-Ball Play looks to rapidly bring defenders away from the keyway with each side of the court the play is continued on.

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Princeton Offense: Dribble Entry Option

The Princeton Offense has long been a very popular system for coaches. This is because the Princeton Offense as a basis for a team’s offense provides a high degree of continuity. It is this continuity that helps many young and developing teams “find” scoring opportunities not necessarily by skill,

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