Selections directly from
Effective Offensive Footwork
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Take a look at this excerpt from "Effective
About Picks. Sets a teammate up for a shot, drive or pass... screening, or
"picks" are done toward the ball to give the ball carrier a shot or away from
the ball to balance the floor and get another offensive player open... when in
doubt about what to do, set a pick... never run by one defensive player without
setting a screen... players away from the ball should also set screens.
Setting the Pick. Movement - run at a normal speed, then use a
'Jump Stop'... Feet - wider than the shoulders producing a good base
for the screen... Knees - flexed... Shoulders - over the
feet to keep the body balanced, perpendicular with the defensive player and
pointing to the center of the defender's body... Arms - protect the
crotch and the chest... Placement - Anticipate the angle needed to
meet the defensive player... Upon Contact - stay in place. When the
defender tries to go through the screen, fall down looking for the 'charging'
foul. Switches. Feet - upon contact the offensive player, the offensive
player rolls back to an open area to receive a pass.
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