Use 3-on-3 situations to develop stronger players, both offensively and defensively!
- Break down your offensive system into 2-on-2, 3-on-3, or 4-on-4 play
- See how to run a pick & roll and make a screen for your post to get your team quality looks at the basket
- Learn what it means to 'stay connected to your man' on individual defense
with Mike Procopio,
Director/President of Hoop Consultants;
Director of Player Development for the Dallas Mavericks (NBA);
Director of Basketball Operations for ATTACK Athletics in Chicago (IL);
has worked with Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Caron Butler, as well as 75 other NBA players;
Strategic Game Management Coach to Kobe Bryant for two seasons (2009-12 and 2 NBA Championships); former Maine Red Claws (NBDL) Assistant Coach
He is the best player development coach in the NBA. Mark Cuban - Owner, Dallas Mavericks
Coach Mike Procopio provides a way for you to work on various aspects of team development, both offensively and defensively, using 3-on-3 play.
There are numerous benefits to using 3-on-3 play:
- It provides more touches
- Forces the defense to focus more and communicate better
- Teaches players offensive concepts, how to execute them, and how to make reads off each
The other aspect that makes this video valuable is it's perfect for coaches who, for various reasons, have a small number of players at practice.
Coach Procopio goes through a variety of game situations that are used frequently throughout a game. He communicates in a way that is easy to understand and can quickly be put into a practice plan to make your team better.
Coach Procopio opens by explaining the various rules you can apply to enhance the concept being taught to get players outside of their comfort zone. He covers rules for when athletes can screen, can't dribble, have a specific number of dribbles, can or cannot switch, and what players must do after they pass.
The 3-on-3 offensive and defensive concepts covered in this video include:
- Pin Downs
- Wide Pin Downs
- Post Entry Off a Cross Screen
- Back Screens
- Pick & Roll
Some of the skills players will learn from these 3-on-3 drills include:
- Timing of screens
- Importance of where on the floor certain screens should be set
- Passing angles
- Post entry passes
- Talking on defense
- Fighting through screens
- Help defense
- How to recover defensively if you get clipped on a screen
- Offensive reads coming off a screen
Coach Procopio demonstrates a very popular NBA set called Pistols and how it can be taught using 3-on-3. The focus of the set is to show how difficult it is to defend a pin down screen action where the player coming off the screen immediately goes into a dribble hand-off.
This is a great video for coaches at any level to learn how to teach offensive and defensive concepts in a 3-on-3 setting.
65 minutes. 2018.Basketball Videos