Duke – BLOB Man-to-Man Play

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Overview of the Play

This play is designed to get great open midrange and three-point shots around the perimeter. If none of the shots are open, the team can either post up one of the bigs or set a ram screen for the perimeter player.

23 Qualities of a Great Teammate

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Being a great teammate is far more important than being a great player.

Let’s face it…

Chances are that you will never coach a player who goes on to play professional basketball at a high level (the chances are slim).

And if you do, the number will pale in comparison to the number of players you coach who will never play any basketball professionally.

But every single one of the players you’re coaching are going to grow up, get a job, and will be expected to be a contributing member of their community.

So how can we best prepare our players for the rest of their lives?

By teaching them how to be great teammates.

4 Out 1 In Offense – Complete Coaching Guide

4 Out 1 In Offense

The 4 out 1 in offense (also known as ’41’) is one of the most popular and versatile basketball offenses in today’s game at all levels.

As the name suggests, this offense consists of 4 players spaced out behind the three-point line and 1 post player inside.

In this article I will mostly focus on breaking down the version of the zone that keeps the post player on and below the low post as this is the best version for youth basketball as it keeps the lane open for dribble penetration.

Box Floppy Gate – BLOB Man-to-Man Play

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Overview of the Play

A super simple gate screen play off a baseline inbounds. The shooter passes the basketball in and then walks to the middle of the key where they’ll receive a gate screen to one side of the floor and a normal screen to the other.

Box Gate – BLOB Man-to-Man Play

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Overview of the Play

The play begins in a box formation and involves your best shooter setting a simple back screen for a center to get open for a quick layup. The screener then uses a gate screen to open up a catch and shoot from the wing. The play finishes with an open post up by the center.

Flex Warrior – Man to Man Play

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Overview of the Play

This play involves numerous screens and many open shot opportunities. I recommend this play to high school and older teams because timing, screening angles, making the right play, and being able to shoot from the outside are all very important.

Double Curls – Man to Man Play

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Overview of the Play

UCLA curls allows your team to get open layups at the basket by keeping the lower key open and running guards off screens towards the ring. If the first two players can’t get open, the play ends with a traditional wing pick and roll.