THE COACHING CORNER- TIPS AND TRICKS March 14 2020, 0 Comments
Once players understand the basics of spacing and team movement, they can begin to move fluidly as a team. Players off the ball can read the actions of the ball handler and the positioning of the defence to create opportunities to score or rebound.
- What is the ball handler doing? If they are under pressure, can you offer support with an outlet or a screen? If they are attacking the key, position yourself to receive a pass or compete for a rebound.
- Are the defenders focused on the ball or you? Notice their eyes and the open or closed positioning of their body. Cut backdoor if the defender focuses on the ball, V-cut to create space if they focus on you.
- Is the ball in the centre or side of the court (is there a strong and weak side of the court)? Patience is a virtue on the weak side, read the ball and defence to find an opportunity. Can I cut into space or should I set a screen off the ball to create an open look for a team-mate?