Coach's Clipboard Newsletter #68
August 15, 2015
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Dear Coaches, Players, Friends,

Today's Quotes:

"The wishbone will never replace the backbone." - Will Henry

"Some people always want the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the center of attention."


Transition Fast-Break Offense

Getting the ball up the court quickly in transition has advantages:

1. The fast break can produce easy scores.

2. Pushing the ball up the floor quickly puts pressure on the opponent, causing them to worry about getting back on defense. This in turn may cause them to be less aggressive going for offensive rebounds, and may keep their point guard from penetrating (thinking he/she has to stay back to prevent the fast break).

3. An aggressive team attitude on offense will often carry over to your defense and rebounding.

advance quickly up the court


4. An up-tempo game will favor the team that is well-conditioned. A poorly conditioned team will "run out of gas" by the fourth quarter.

5. The fast-break will often break the opponent's press defense.

6. A team that plays up-tempo will usually use more of its bench players, with frequent substitutions. This often creates good team harmony with many players getting playing time. An up-tempo game will favor the team with a "deep bench", with many good substitute players.

7. Players and fans enjoy a well-played up-tempo game.

8. Getting the ball up the floor quickly before the defense is set is a good tactic against zone defenses. 

Featured Articles:

Transition Offense, Fast-Break Offense
"Transition" refers to the process of changing from defense to offense (transition offense), or offense to defense (transition defense). This is a good overview... read more.

Concepts for Playing Fast
By Coach Ari Fisher... read more. 

Secondary Numbered Break
Use this secondary break to transition quickly up the floor after the opponent scores, or after getting possession by either a rebound or steal. Push the ball up the floor quickly before the defense can get set... read more.

Full-Court 5-on-0 Drills
The 5-on-0, 5-Trips drill teaches and re-inforces the secondary numbered break offense... read more.


Basketball Press Offense - "80", "60" and "40"
This page presents press breakers for attacking full-court, 3/4-court, and 1/2-court pressure... read more.

Full-Court Transition Offense Drills
These drills can help your running game and conditioning.... read more.


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