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Offense

Learn how to Attack the off-ball screen

An off-ball screen is between two players in which neither player has the ball in their hands and one player blocks the other player. The purpose of an off-ball screen is to free a player to be alone, sometimes the player who uses the screen is not always the player

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Defense

Ball Screen Defense

The ball screen defense has to be as well trained as the offense. The defense of the ball screen and its attack is intertwined so that there is good defense it is important to have a good attack. It is on this parameter that the defense of the ball screen

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Attack Ball Screens – Complete Guide

The ball screen is undoubtedly the most used offensive move in all levels of basketball. This movement usually appears at the beginning of a play, at the end of the play, or as a sequence/continuity of a set play. As the level of play progresses, offensive and defensive solutions will become more collective

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Fast Break in Basketball

The game of basketball has been increasing fast and intense, and a major “fault” of this is the bet on the fast break. Mike D ‘ Antoni in the 2004-05 season “designed” an attack called “7 seconds or less” that led to a record 62 wins and just 20 losses in the regular NBA

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Defense

Decision-making in basketball

The basketball game that is practiced today, is increasingly intense which forces decision making to be faster. Decision making is the skill in which a player reads an offensive or defensive situation and takes action. For example, the player decides to attack the direct lock, if the defense decides to

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Defense

Rebound in Basketball – Full Guide

The rebound is a fundamental part of the game in the same way as the shooting, the pass, the dribble, the footwork. However, the rebound won or lost can have a huge impact on the game, as a rebound won is a sign of a new possession and ball. And who doesn’t

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Post Player – How to improve?

Does a tall player have to be a post player? Or can it be a short player? There is a lot of the stigma that a tall player is a post player. To be successful as a post player, height contributed a lot to that. However, it is useless to be very tall

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Fundamentals

Basketball Spacing – How to correctly occupy spaces?

The game of basketball is a game of spaces, from training to the highest level, all coaches talk about the correct occupation of spaces. Very well, but what is it to occupy the spaces correctly? What does that benefit my team? Space in basketball is finding a position on the

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Defense

Defense – The basic principles that can never miss

One of the topics I most like to address is basketball defense for being a simple topic, and with well-defined principles. That mythical Michael Jordan sentence “offense wins games, defense wins championships” is the basis on which almost all athletes learn to defend. However, the sentence makes more sense because

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Finishing at the rim – How to improve

In a previous article that I had written about shooting, I had divided the shooting into three types: finishing in layups, jump shot, or stopped. In this article, I will focus on finishing at the rim-layups. The second most common throw in basketball is the layup, that typical layup that

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Fundamentals

1v1 Basketball – How to improve?

The game of basketball has to be taught progressively. It is absolutely impossible to teach a player to play 1v1 if he does not know how to dribble, stop, and finish. That is why it is said that fundamentals are important – of course, they are – they are the

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Fundamentals

Basketball Practice and Intensity

We coach, we constantly talk to our team about basketball practice and how our team’s practice. We say repeatedly the mythical phrase “we play as we train”, but many times the athletes listen, but do not fully understand what we mean by that sentence because practice for them is different

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Fundamentals

Basketball Fundamentals – Footwork

When it comes to basketball fundamentals, it is more about dribbling, passing, shooting. However, there is a fundamental that, if not well acquired, makes it impossible for the previous ones to be used, namely, footwork. Well-acquired footwork prevents players from committing unnecessary violations, at a stage of knowing the game

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Basketball Analysis in Youth Levels

Nowadays one of the best-known roles of the coach is undoubtedly basketball analysis of games. In Portugal, there are few training coaches (U14 and U16) that I know who analyze their own games. Maybe because they do not have time or because they do not know what to analyze, or because they don’t

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