Don’t you hate it when your team generates a turnover or can get the outlet from the defensive rebound, gets the numbers on the break, and does not finish?!
These twelve-pointers will help your players finish their primary breaks and increase your scoring, even if you play a deliberate style of basketball.
Improve Your Primary Fast Break Attack
- Must have 5-6 look-a-heads every game – this is how you win!
- Must be able to score every time in a 2-on-1 situation.
- Get wide first –then attack!
- Concept of best – players know who is “best” – the best handler handles – the best finisher finishes.
- Turn all 3-on-1 and 3-on-2 situations into a 2-on-1 situation
- Never away from the best scorer to shift the defense over and create space – this is how you create a 2-on-1
- Put the ball in your hand opposite the direction you will never in, i.e. if you veer to your right, dribble with your left hand.
- Give the cutter the ball where they can do something with it.
- Cutters and penetrators must be able to finish at the rim – teach power lay-ups!
- The ball handler should never penetrate after passing – should step to the ball side “T” for a return pass.
- If the cutter cannot score, they should quickly stop and “Euro” the ball back to the passer.
- If you cannot score, post up the post, fill the perimeter spots, and swing the ball.