Selections directly from
Effective Playmaking Mechanics
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on the court.
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."
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When the Player moves, do they keep a passing lane open?
Are the Players using verbal signals to
What footwork does the Player use to get open?
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.
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