I want to give a special thanks to the 7/8th graders who came to the emergency practice from Lackawanna and Buffalo. It was a great workout. We unraveled some things that have been tangling us up and stagnating our offensive production. Not anymore. We worked for 45 minutes to an hour on breaking the full court press by…
1) turning all of our players into ball handlers
2) turning our players into aggressive ball handlers (shoulders into the chest, push your weight, keep body in between defender and ball, keep your head up, switch hands, and only dribble if necessary otherwise passing to open teammate is just fine)
3) putting our players in the right positions (the zigzag formation)
Here’s what the layout looks like below. Some details have to be explained, but you can see the zigzag spreading out of players.