(Rental)-Progression Drills For Ball Screens & Utilizing The Pick & Roll
Ball Screen Drills
As modern basketball continues to develop, the ball screen offense has become integral to many programs at all levels around the country. Jamion Christian, a disciple of Texas head coach Shaka Smart, is known for his ability to develop guards. Now the head coach at Siena University, Christian helps you learn how to develop your players’ vision and overall basketball IQ especially that related to coming off ball screens.
Christian has a solid pedigree that began when he played for Jim Phelan and Milan Brown at Mount St. Mary’s. A three-time captain, Christian eventually served as Smart’s assistant at VCU helping the Rams reach the third round of the 2012 NCAA tournament. In six seasons at Mount St. Mary’s, he led the Mountaineers to two Northeast Conference titles and two NCAA tournament berths. If you have guards that can take the ball to the basket, Christian can help you learn how to integrate ball screens into your offense.
Learning the Ball Screen Offense
One of the keys to the ball screen offense is simply players’ eyes. Coach Christian can help you teach your players to keep their eyes on the paint where they can see screens develop. Seeing a player coming free off of a screen can lead to scoring opportunities and it all starts with the eyes.
Learn the progression from the entry pass to the screen to the scoring opportunity. Coach Christian illustrates how guards learn to read help side defense as well as post defenders looking to take advantage of a mismatch. Guards are trained to make the right read whether that be taking the ball to the basket themselves, dumping the ball inside to a post player, or setting up a perimeter shooter for an open 3-point opportunity.
Ball Screen Drills Learn the Twirl
There is a certain level of skill involved in learning how to come off a screen. A high ball screen, flat ball screen, or step-up ball screen can all create scoring opportunities in any offense. In this video, Coach Christian gives you Twirl where all guards learn how to come off each type of screen in an effort to create some type of scoring opportunity.
Twirl will put your guards in game-like half-court situations and allow them to develop their basketball IQ. They will also expand upon their passing skills and learn how to make the right reads as they become more comfortable with the proper passing progressions.
Coaches at all levels can help their entire rosters become more knowledgeable in the area of ball screens something that is highly prevalent in today’s game.
46 minutes. 2018. Rentthis Ball Screen Drills DVD today.