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John15LA Rookie 4 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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Feb 8, 2010 12:09 AM

Need some help???

What are some things I should be doing off the ball on offense and on defense?

  • bretttanner171 Expert 43 posts since
    Jan 18, 2010
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    1. Feb 8, 2010 2:24 AM (in response to John15LA)
    Re: Need some help???

    On offense you should be running screens for either the ballhandler or someone else on your team so the ball handler can pass to them. On defense you just need to guard your man but at the same time keep an eye out for one of your teamates getting backcut/burned.

  • iAthletes Legend 429 posts since
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    2. Feb 8, 2010 3:36 AM (in response to bretttanner171)
    Re: Need some help???

    John,

     

    good question - lets start with the offensive side

     

    On offense, its important as a team to be spread out and balanced. Moving without the ball is a skill you will eventually develop. Obviously its harder for your man to guard you when you are moving (coming off screens, backcuts, or setting screens) If you keep moving in a systematic way and with a purpose, its harder to guard.

     

    On defense, if you are guarding the man without the ball you should be either denying your man or on helpside, they are trying to do the same thing that I just told you above. So its important to always see both the ball and the your man. Being aware of what is going on will make you a very good defender.

     

    Does this help?





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  • iAthletes Legend 429 posts since
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    4. Feb 10, 2010 7:38 AM (in response to John15LA)
    Re: Need some help???

    Just remember to stay active, seek the ball and make yourself available to your teammates -





    Danny

    Founder of the worlds first ever online basketball camp, 3-Point Academy

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  • Duke Pryor Amateur 18 posts since
    Oct 19, 2009
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    5. Feb 10, 2010 10:45 AM (in response to John15LA)
    Re: Need some help???

    Defensive think about the concept ball-you-man. you must know where the ball is at all times, and a good rule is if the ball is two passes away you should be ball side and not on your man tight. if the ball is one pass away you should be denying your man the ball.

  • iAthletes Legend 429 posts since
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    6. Feb 11, 2010 12:49 PM (in response to Duke Pryor)
    Re: Need some help???

    A huge part of defense is communication and trust- let your other teammates know where you are and the fact that they can rely on you if they get backcut or driven past.

     

    Talk on D!





    Danny

    Founder of the worlds first ever online basketball camp, 3-Point Academy

    Our home website; Innovative Athletes

    Email: dannym@innovativeathletes.com

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