Play with space and pace using modern offensive strategies!
- Attack in transition off makes or misses with two unique strategies to play as quickly as possible, no matter the scenario
- Space the floor for drive and kick opportunities with the Spread offense to get to the rim or open up easy jump shots for teammates
- Handle pressure with effective practice drills to maintain composure through any level of defensive aggression
with Travis Steele,
Xavier University Head Coach;
3 seasons as Associate Head Coach and 7 seasons as an Assistant at Xavier;
8x NCAA Tournament appearances; 2017 Elite Eight
Xavier University head coach Travis Steele has developed an offensive system that fits perfectly into today's brand of modern basketball. This video will help you learn how to play with incredible pace and space in both the full court and half court through two fast break strategies and a simple, yet effective motion offense. Steele's system thrives on opening the floor for driving lanes and playing through pick & roll action.
Additionally, you'll see effective practice drills for developing low post play and handling pressure. Coach Steele also shares insight into his package of baseline inbound plays. You will learn a great strategy for creating numerous options off a single play by rearranging player assignments.
Maximize the pace at which your team plays with two distinct strategies for fast breaks. Utilize a more structured approach after made baskets with Coach Steele's "Carolina" break. This transition offense will give your players specific responsibilities to play as fast and as spaced as possible.
Meanwhile, learn how to attack quickly off a missed field goal with the "Phoenix" break. You will see how to open up the floor with player spacing in order to put pressure on the basket through rim runs, drives, and pick & rolls. The "Run the Circuit" drill is also demonstrated, which will help you efficiently run through all of the numerous options in this transition system to build up this style of play.
Steele's teams don't let up on their attack as they flow into their half-court offense. You'll learn a motion offense that will space the floor with four perimeter players to create great driving lanes. You will also see how to generate ball and player movement through cuts, dribble hand-offs, and brush screens.
The low post can be incorporated into ball screens at any spot on the floor with the "flip" action. Steele explains how to communicate actions on the court so your entire team operates with coordination. You will also learn how to add weak-side actions into your ball screens to occupy help defenders and confuse tag responsibilities on the roller.
This practice also features multiple breakdown drills to develop this specific phase of Steele's offensive system. Players demonstrate how to attack hard hedges on side ball screens to feed the post as they roll to the rim. You will also see different techniques for delivering on-target passes to perimeter shooters or the big man sprinting to the rim. Steele's 2-on-2 Ball Screen drill will teach your players how to beat their defender to draw the big man into helping. Adding additional players to progress into a 4-on-4 drill challenges ball handlers to make the correct tactical decision based on how the defense is rotating to help on the play.
Five additional drills will develop your players' discipline to handle pressure and the physicality needed to effectively play through the low post. The "Two Feet in the Paint" drill creates a partnership between your guards and posts to hold seals and deliver accurate post feeds. Another drill will add cuts by your perimeter players after the post has secured the ball.
The "Baseline Finishes" drill teaches posts to relocate and finish strong in reaction to dribble penetration into the paint by your perimeter players. Next, "Around the Horn Passing" will challenge your players to work on passing and catching through extreme defensive pressure. You'll see how to seal defenders and meet the pass in addition to pivoting with strength.
Finally, the "12-Second Drill" is the ultimate exercise for teaching your players how to maintain their composure through all-out defensi