Google+ Followers

Friday, November 6, 2009

GET GOOD SHOTS AND MORE OF THEM

What is a good shot?
...On balance
...Deomonstrated consistency by player at a give range
...Teammate doesn't have a better shot
...A defender is not pressuring the shot

How do we get good shots?
...Take care of the ball...avoid turnovers
...Look to pass inside to someone posting up on the block
...Catch the ball ready to shoot
...Spread out (spacing) to make it harder for the opposition to play help defense
...Pass quickly
...Set good screens to get teammates open
...Crash the offensive boards -- this includes the wings
...Use ball fakes
...Beat the defense off the dribble to get away from the defender
...Square up quickly
...Use the reverse pivot
...Avoid filling

How do we stop opponents from getting better shots?
...Have a commitment to playing defense. Good defense is an attitude.
...Play alert and active
...Force Turnovers
...Learn the defensive rules
...Limit the opponent to one shot -- box out
From Tara VanDerveer's Coaching Manual