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Effective Offensive Footwork

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each section makes Players very aware of
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on the court.

Take a look at this excerpt from "Effective Offensive Footwork".

Picks (Screens).
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.


Our exclusive 8-panel, pocket-size brochure allows Basketball Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players to readily reference how each Player sets their picks ...

  • Are Players running into their picks?

  • Do you see a good base?

  • Do the Arms protect the crotch and chest?

  • etc.

Besides knowing about setting picks, when you get this copyrighted brochure, you'll learn these other easy-to-follow offensive footwork skills ...

  • common footwork mechanics,

  • stopping,

  • jumping,

  • pivoting,

  • cutting,

  • changing directions,

  • triple threat positions and

  • jab steps.

Success is your only option!!!
Fail to see something that's not quite right or struggling to get the Player to perform proper defensive actions, then use the skills outlined in "How To Coach Better" to develop better skills, more awareness and improved results next time on the court.

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