Basketball Systems, Skills & Drills

Press breaks
Old Dominion Regular

Blaine Taylor

There isn't a press until there's a trap. If you want to score against pressure, pass up the side, look for layups (compress the defence, get rebounders in place), then shoot the 3. You will also have transition defence. Running after made baskets will stop a lot of pressure.

4 is the inbounds passer ("trigger"), his skill development is important - passing, dribbling, shooting the 3. Alternatively use 3 to inbounds.

Situationally (leading late game), use 1 as trigger except on spot inbounds, he can run the baseline, get it in, and get it back.

Most defences load the right corner with their best defenders, so teach 4 to run the baseline (don't inbounds under the basket).

With the regular press breaker, 3 and 5 are at halfcourt, 1 and 2 screen for each other.
Hackenberg 2-up - 1 and 2 line up at the elbows and pop out to get open against zone, or cross-screen against man.
See Press breaks - Canada Basketball, also Xavier (2-Up).

On an inbounds pass to one guard, the other breaks middle, 4 is the return (safety) in a 2-1-2 set.
Mavericks - if double-teamed, square the floor, with a player in the middle.
Hackenberg 2-up (Zone pressure) - on ball reversal to 4, 5 goes deep, 2 cuts to the sideline, 3 cuts to the middle.

If 1 and 2 are face-guarded they break back all the way to the baseline, 3 comes flying into the middle for the inbounds pass then makes an overhead pass to 1. Don't let 3 dribble.
Xavier (2-Up) - 1 and 2 hold until the catch, then they are off to the races. 5 is long middle.
Canada Basketball - 1 and 2 cut up the sidelines.
Atkins Regular - 2 cuts to the middle, 5 replaces 2.
Hackenberg 2-up - 3 and 5 are free to slash.

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