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I started this website while coaching in Switzerland at Versoix Basket and Ecole Internationale de Genève (see Swiss Hoops). The offensive and defensive systems, tactics, skills and drills will hopefully be useful to basketball coaches and players too. Systems and drills in bold are among my favourites (including drills used with kids), and bold red shows select favourites (staples of practice). Recent additions are highlighted (e.g., Coaches handbook), and see Fundamentals as a good starting point. Below is a rolling list of latest additions, and see the Index to find drills or systems by source (e.g. a DVD).

Eric Johannsen
Technical Director & Coach, Nepean Blue Devils
Community Coach, Ashbury College
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

What's new

Shooting - Group workout
Fast breaks - Billy Donovan
Offence - Billy Donovan ballscreens
Defending - Raptors 5 on 5 post entry
Shooting - Varidel workout
Shooting - Oakland dribble-drive 3-ball
Shooting - Oakland choice 2-ball
Transition - Oakland 5 on 0 to 5 on 5
Transition - Oakland blood series
Defending - Oakland pressure
Defending - Oakland 3 on 3 + 1 ballscreens
Defending - Oakland 4 on 4 pitch-out
Defending - Oakland 4 on 4 downscreens
Defending - Oakland 4 on 4 down-cross
Defending - Oakland 4 on 1 post
Post play - Oakland pick and roll
Post play - Deep-seal finishes
Defence - 32 match-up
Defence - 1-2-2 halfcourt press
Defence - 2-2-1 Oakland
Defending - Raptors closeouts
Defending - Raptors warm-up
Offence - Oakland choice
Offence - Oakland triangle motion
Rebounding - Oakland Knight
Transition - Oakland 5 on 4, 5 on 3
Fast breaks - Spurs 2014
Fast breaks - Spurs loop
Fast breaks - Spurs strong
Fast breaks - Spurs weak
Quick hitters - Chin series
Defending - Transition build-up
Zone set plays - Blind
Inbounds - Baseline Golden State
Offence - Triangle basics
Offence - Schlosser flex
Defending - 4 on 4 diamond
Rebounding - 4 on 4 closeout
Defence - Trail trap
Pressing - Trail trap breakdowns
Layups - 6-basket
Inbounds - Baseline Pin-screen
Inbounds - Baseline Box 1 and 3
Conditioning - Human 2.0 agility
Shooting - Cut-cut
Inbounds - Baseline Duke series
Inbounds - Baseline Gretzky
Inbounds - Sideline Duke series
Inbounds - Sideline Pick-the-picker
Inbounds - Sideline Western
Inbounds - Sideline Wing quick
Shooting - 31
Shooting - Machine-gun
Defending - Weakside 1 on 1
Shooting - 3 in a row
Pressing - 5 on 5 chase
Press breaks - Halfcourt basics
Zone offence - Principles, sets and options
Transition - 5 on 5 defensive transition
Tactics - Dribble-drive continuity
Try-outs - Examples
Defence - Transition basics
Inbounds - Baseline March Madness
Quick hitters - Miller
Dribbling - KP Series
Fast breaks - Early dribble-drive ballscreens
Fast breaks - Phoenix Suns drag screens
Defending - Messina ballscreens
Defence - Gap basics
Zone offence - 1-3-1 basics
Rebounding - Calipari pads
Shooting - 6-shot series
Layups - Dribble-drive 4 on 0
Shooting - Calipari two-man ballscreens
Defending - Corner shooters
Quick hitters - Ravens 2015
Tactics - Dribble-drive quick-swing
Zone offence - Michigan State vs 1-3-1
Offence - Kentucky 40 series
Defending - Pack-line Vegas closeouts
Shooting - Flare-wingup
Defending - Weakside cuts
Defending - Eastman dog
Tactics - Eastman continuous DHOs
Conditioning - Baller Boot Camp agility
Fast break - 3-line 3-shots
Fast break - Running outside
Footwork - Dribble starts
Layups - Cross the lane
Layups - Fullcourt passing
Shooting - 3-line drive and kick
Offence - Kentucky ballscreens
Defence - Dave Severns ballscreens
Defending - Calipari 4 on 4 shell
Fast break - Calipari 5 on 0 swing series
Offence - Kentucky dribble-drive
Zone offence - Calipari
Defending - Australian closeouts
Defending - Arizona (Vegas) closeouts
Defending - Superman closeouts
Free throws - 10 drills
Shooting - Indian River 2-ball
Shooting - Lane crossover
1 on 1 - Drexel
1 on 1 - Texas containment
Defending - Skip pass 2 on 2
Dribbling - Change of pace
Layups - 2-1 dribbles
Layups - Daily dozen
Passing - Dawg
Shooting - Australian competition
Shooting - Beat the closeout
Shooting - Blasone
Shooting - Corner bounce
Tactics - 4-out 1-in drive-kick-shoot
Post play - Ganon Baker big fella drills
Post play - Ganon Baker two-ball 1-on-1
Dribbling - Altizer moves-counters
Conditioning - Damin Altizer
Defending - Nets 2 on 2 help and recover
Shooting - 50 makes
Shooting - Lebron James workout
Conditioning - Dual zig-zag
Inbounds - Baseline Malone 1-4 series
Inbounds - Baseline Fraschilla P series
Inbounds - Sideline Fraschilla
Inbounds - Sideline Winner
Dribbling - Obstacle course
Fast breaks - Triano early offence
Shooting - Altizer 3-step explosion
Fast break - Outlet series
Passing - Baker drills
Quick hitters - Ravens
Youth dynamic warm-up
Offence - Matt Bollant dribble-drive
Tactics - Matt Bollant dribble-drive
Dribbling - Gooroo fullcourt
Dribbling - Wojo guard box
Shooting - Borg
Attack/defend - 2 on 2 Ontario
Post play - Billy Donovan workouts
Conditioning - Agility drills
Fast break - Break integrity
Shooting - Eastman four chairs
Try-outs - Three stations
Rebounding - Thunder
Dribbling - Matt Doherty
Post play - Sherri Coale post feedsup
Shooting - Billy Donovan workouts
Defence - Havoc double-fist press
Defence - Havoc diamond press
Fast break - Enfield 5 on 0
Fast break - Enfield 5 on 5
Quick hitters - Enfield ballscreens
Tactics - Enfield ballscreen spacing
Tactics - Enfield penetrate-kick spacing
Shooting - Triano 7-spot workout
Fast break - Triano first big
Inbounds - Baseline Coastal Carolina
Defence - Messina off-ball screens
1 on 1 - Ryan Goodson
Shooting - One bounce
Attack/defend - Baseball
Passing - Magic
Shooting - Lee Rose off the dribble
Fundamentals - Coaches Handbook
Inbounds - Baseline Stack series
Inbounds - Sideline Line
Shooting - Tom Crean screens
Attack/defend - Tom Crean 4 on 3
Rebounding - Tom Crean 3-12
Defence - Sideline inbounds
Defence - Baseline inbounds
Dribbling - Agility-cone game
Dribbling - Ganon Baker four-square
Fast break - Shootout
Inbounds - Baseline basic stack
Quick hitters - Ohio State
Dribbling - Florida State
Defending - DeMatha shell
Defending - DeMatha perfect slides
Defending - DeMatha zig-zag
Defending - DeMatha close-outs
Defending - DeMatha star close-out
Defending - DeMatha wildcat
Fast break - DeMatha Bingo recognitionup
Post play - Danny Manning
Post play - Danny Manning two shots
Post play - Danny Manning warm-up
Defending - Danny Manning post
Defending - Danny Manning ballscreens
Fast break - DeMatha transition shooting
Passing - DeMatha 2-line
Passing - DeMatha pass and follow
Passing - DeMatha weave
Transition - Dematha 2 on 2
Post play - 1 on 1 rebound-outlet-post
Shooting - Pivot kick
Footwork - Ball tough
1 on 1 - Reads
Inbounds - Baseline Jayhawk
Shooting - King of the hill
Offence - High-low basics
Offence - High-low sets
Quick hitters - Clear sets
Offence - DeMatha flex
Offence - DeMatha high motion
Attack/defend - DeMatha flex 2 on 2
Shooting - DeMatha flex
Fast break - 6-cycle dribble-drive
Offence - Dribble-drive ballscreens
Defence - 1-2-1-1 basics
Defence - 1-2-1-1 thumbs up
Fast breaks - Early ballscreens
Offence - Denial counters
Shooting - Eagle
Shooting - Bulldog
Quick hitters - Duke actions
Defence - Dean Smith 52 zone
Tactics - 2 on 0 side
Shooting - Continuous
Shooting - Pirate
Shooting - Pop-out
Dribbling - Handles
Scrimmage - George Karl 45-54-45
Defending - Close-out and reach step
Fast break - Dean Smith drill
Dribbling - Lee Rose fullcourt
Shooting - Lee Rose pre-game
Shooting - Partner 1-2-3
Shooting - Maryland
Defending - Herb Brown slide-backpedal-run
Pressing - Dean Smith scramble
Shooting - 80 hoops
Dribbling - Speed dribble chase
Layups - Chase
Dribbling - Speed race
Fast breaks - Grinnell
Rebounding - Grinnell kickout
Rebounding - Grinnell offensive
Layups - Flex cuts
Defence - Petitgoue youth
Defending - Petitgoue shell
Defending - Petitgoue conversion
Layups - Two minutes of hell
Defending - Chair closeouts
Defending - Husky closeouts
Defending - Petitgoue closeouts
Layups - Pass and cut opposite
Shooting - Circle
Dribbling - Stepbacks
Offence - Wootten four to score
Defence - Match-up press
Pressing - Porter 1 on 2
Pressing - Run and jump
Fast break - Air it out
Layups - One-hand passing
Layups - Outlet
Layups - Passing
Scrimmage - Dribble-drive motionup
Defence - BNSW transition
Defending - BNSW transition warm-up
Defence - 2-2-1 Vance Walberg
1 on 1 - Screening
Dribbling - McCormick partners
Passing - Run the circle
1 on 1 - Fosters
Pressing - 2 on 2 rugby
1 on 1 - Pasquali corner-wing cuts
1 on 1 - Pasquali dribble-defend
1 on 1 - Pasquali weakside
Attack/defend - Pasquali 3 on 3 advantage
Passing - Pasquali 4-corners
Defending - Pasquali post
Scrimmage - Pasquali 4 on 4 stunt-recover
Fast breaks - Petitgoue simplified break
Fast break - Petitgoue lead-up drills
Post play - Zone passing
Shooting - Moneyball
Shooting - Popeyes
Post play - Pasquali agility
Post play - Pasquali moves and shots
Post play - Pasquali power layups
Post play - Pasquali reaction
Pressing - Pasquali
Defending - Pasquali closeouts
Defending - Pasquali denial
Shooting - Pasquali reaction
Fast break - 5 on 0 both ways
Transition - 5 on 0 defensive transitionup
1 on 1 - Dave Malowski


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