(Rental)-Horns Sets vs Man to Man Defense
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Horns Sets vs. Man-to-Man Defense
Northern Iowa basketball has flourished under head coach Ben Jacobson who has found a way to carve up defenses in the half-court with a variety of horns sets. In this Horns Sets video, Coach Jacobson shares many of his half-court set plays and why they actually work. At UNI, Jacobson has had great success winning two Missouri Valley Conference regular season titles and three conference tournament championships. More often than not, Coach Jacobson has guided the Panthers to a top three finish in the MVC during his tenure. Learn why his sets work and how he has adapted them to build a solid foundation of play.
In Coach Jacobson’s version of the Horns set, he puts his top two post players at the free throw line and his best shooter in the corner to create space in the defense. The posts create various screening actions which lead to multiple scoring options. Coach Jacobson focuses on the details, especially setting screens, so that his players understand how to attack the defense.
Jacobson helps you understand how your players should use the various types of scoring actions. For example, in the base set a dribble hand-off into a double screen is used to allow your best shooter to turn the corner and attack the basket or pull up for an easy jump shot. Comeback Action is a play where the post sprints out and sets a ball screen for the shooting guard. Players must be able to read defenses to understand when and how to attack.
The final segment of Coach Jacobson’s presentation focuses on a number of 2-1-2 sets where players learn to attack screens coming from the wing. Post players learn these plays are great opportunities for them to score. Posts set screens and roll back into the paint where they can seal off a defender and post up.
Coach Jacobson’s presentation is full of set plays that work against any defense. This video is 67 minutes of pure offense and if you are in need of some ideas to spark your scoring, you will find it here! Rent this Horns Sets DVD today.