Category Archives for "Offense"

What is an Iso in Basketball? (And How to Score From It)

“Iso” (short for isolation) is a tactic used at all levels of basketball — sometimes intentionally and sometimes out of desperation — to create a 1-on-1 scoring opportunity.

This can be an effective strategy if you have a (1) skilled isolation scorer or (2) a mismatch.

In this post, I’ll define exactly what an “iso” is and show you how to use it to score.

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1-4 Press Break to Score on Any Full-Court Defense

At the high school level and below, I don’t think anything will lose a game faster or more frequently than a team’s inability to handle pressure.

We have probably all had teams that have excelled in a controlled half court game, but immediately lost their poise when the opponent began to press.

As a coach, there’s nothing more frustrating than helplessly watching from the sidelines as your team commits countless turnovers when the other team extends its defense.

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

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Read and React Offense – Complete Coaching Guide (20 Layers)

One of the best things a youth or high school coach can do is build continuity throughout his or her basketball program.

When players grow up learning the same system, terminology, and skill progressions, they are more likely to be successful as high schoolers.

Coach Rick Torbett from Better Basketball has developed an innovative offensive system that is a perfect choice as a program offense.

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