Coaching Basketball: Individual Offensive Skills

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Coaching Basketball: Individual Offensive Skills

Patrick Sellers

Assistant Coach University of Massachusetts

This basketball skills series begins with the fundamentals of playing the post. Basketball Coach Patrick Sellers of the University of Massachusetts walks through the coaching progression used for successful post moves, then goes on to perimeter moves. Great series for coaches as a progressive teaching model.

Basketball Skills: Post Moves

Coach Sellers begins coaching on post play in the secondary break transition offense in this segment. A straight run down the middle of the lane to post position is the key to getting a shot at the ball. (Basketball Individual Offense)

Basketball Skills: Post Moves

The first step in a successful secondary break transition offense is Positioning. Coach begins the coaching progression used to teach players how to play in the post. Pacing in the low post and the Quick Spin are included as Coach builds on each skill for successful post playing. (Basketball Individual Offense)

Basketball Skills: Post Moves

The coaching progression continues with what coach calls his "core" move: catch the ball, bring it to the chest, and face-up. Here he demonstrates the Face-Up Jump Shot and Face-Up Swing Through. (Basketball Individual Offense)

Basketball Skills: Post Moves

Starting on the correct position for an effective Swing Through, Coach adds to the progression with a Jab Step to the basket. (Basketball Individual Offense)

Basketball Skills: Dribble Post Moves

If the double team is coming from the weak side, it's time to dribble. Coach discusses proper dribbling techniques for the post, including how essential it is for players to be able to dribble the basketball with either hand. Repetition, repetition, repetition. (Basketball Individual Offense)

Basketball Skills: Perimeter Moves

Using the inside shoulder and the rip technique (Basketball Individual Offense)

Basketball Skills: Perimeter Moves

The swim technique and opening to the piviot. (Basketball Individual Offense)

Basketball Skills: Perimeter Moves

Playing at your own pace. (Basketball Individual Offense)

Basketball Skills: Perimeter Moves

The improtance of using both piviot feet (Basketball Individual Offense)

Basketball Skills: European Style

Each player on the team working on every aspect of the game, doing the same drills - that's European style - and it's effective. (Basketball Individual Offense)