Coaching Basketball: Strategy For the Half-Court Offense - Ball Screens

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Coaching Basketball: Strategy For the Half-Court Offense - Ball Screens

Bill Self

Coach Bill Self, head men's basketball coach at the University of Kansas, discusses his ball screen offensive strategy at the Fort Walton Beach Basketball Clinic in this video series. In his first season at Kansas, Coach led his team to the Elite Eight at the NCAA tournament, and that was just the beginning. Watch this video series to learn the offensive strategies that have helped Coach Self keep his team at the top of their game. It's a ball screen strategy that works. "No matter how you guard the ball, we have a way to combat it." Watch and find out how.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 1

Coach Self discusses the Ball Screen strategy he uses at the University of Kansas. Simply put: whenever "big" ball screens on a "little," the outside big automatically fills the weak side block.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 2

In this basketball video segment, discussion continues on variations of ball screen offense beginning with the defender making a cut to the strong side.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 3

Coach discusses his offensive strategy when the basketball goes inside. Players have three spots to fill to make this play work and disrupt the defense.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 4

How do you guard a ball screen? Starting with the Trap and going to the Switch, Coach maps out the strategy.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 5

Coach shows the strategy when ball screens go up against the Hedge. Then, he discusses how to effectively screen when the defender goes under.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 6

This strategy is one that allows "players to make plays," explains Coach Self. This video demonstrates the flexibility of this basketball offensive strategy.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 7

How does this basketball strategy compare when you look at offensive rebounding? The strengths and weaknesses are discussed in this video.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 8

Working through several plays, Coach discusses the philosophy behind the Ball Screen Offense, including guarding the Dribble Hand-off.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 9 - Zone Offense (1)

Time for a discussion of Zone Offense. The goal is to keep it simple.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 10 - Zone Offense (2)

Having 2 or 3 good plays that hit hard when your opponent puts up the zone will help your players get the upper hand. Coach offers some plays to combat the Zone.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 11 - Practice Organization

Organizing basketball practice to include time on each facet of the game is important. Often, shooting skills take a back seat to other aspects of the game. Coach Self offers a simple shooting drill for use during practice.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 12 - Late Clock & High Low Plays

The clock is winding down, but your players need to keep going strong. In this video various late clock scenarios are discussed. Then, talk turns to High-Low Offense and ball screen or hand-off action.

Basketball Strategy: Half-Court Offense Part 13 - Trapping the Post

Trapping the Post is the focus of this video, including who, where, when, and why to Trap.