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Effective Playmaking Mechanics

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Take a look at this excerpt from "Effective Playmaking Mechanics" ...

"Off the Ball" Offense
Getting Open to Receive a Pass

Movement
- move to open areas keeping a passing lane open... When Denied by the Defense - use a "Backdoor Cut" ... When Still Denied - use a "V" Cut or "Square Off Cut" to the outside.
"Off the Ball" Cuts
Back Door Cuts.
Use - the defense is overplaying the perimeter passing lanes... Communication - say a pre-arrange "key" word to signal the team about the 'Back Door Cut'... First Step - take a quick step to the outside to draw the defender out, then cut right behind the defender to the basket... The Cut - turn on the ball of the foot taking a long stride with the inside foot... Movement - continues toward the basket... Head - up looking for the pass... Knees - stay flexed... Inside hand - makes a target for the pass... Catching the Ball - catch the ball with two hands preparing for a lay up or a pass."

Our exclusive 8-panel, pocket-size brochure allows Basketball Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players to readily reference each Player's playmaking skills ...

  • When the Player moves, do they keep a passing lane open?

  • Are the Players using verbal signals to communicate plays?

  • What footwork does the Player use to get open?

  • etc.

Besides knowing "off the ball" offense, when you get this copyrighted brochure, you'll learn these other easy-to-follow playmaking skills ...

  • moves needed to get open without the ball or open for a shot.

  • moving with the ball,

  • reacting to the defender's movements,

  • getting open to receive a pass,

  • cutting without the ball,

  • going up for a rebound,

  • receiving a pass.

Success is your only option!!!
Fail to see something that's not quite right or struggling to get the Player to perform proper defensive actions, then use the skills outlined in "How To Coach Better" to develop better skills, more awareness and improved results next time on the court.

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