Progression Drills for Ball Screens and Utilizing the Pick & Roll

Progression Drills for Ball Screens and Utilizing the Pick & Roll
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Product Description

Attack off ball screens and create multiple scoring options using every player on the floor!

  • Develop passing skills coming off of a ball screen and improve the decision-making of your players
  • Teach your point guards to make reads before the screen happens by keeping their eyes up on the whole floor
  • Train your perimeter players and post players to mesh on ball screens for a more effective offense

with Jamion Christian,
George Washington University Head Men's Basketball Coach;
former Siena College Head Coach;
former Mt. St. Mary's Head Coach;
2017 Ben Jobe Coach of the Year;
2017 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year;
2017 NEC Champions - 2x NEC Champions (2014, 2017)

Ball screen offense has been evolving every year and recently it's been utilized more in offensive game plans that spread the floor. If you have an outstanding group of guards that can attack the glass, then the use of ball screens can be one of the focal points of your offense.

Up-and-coming coach Jamion Christian has a track record of developing smart guards with a good basketball IQ. In this video, you will get a look at how he develops his players' vision and basketball IQ coming off of ball screens.

Ball Screen Progression

Guards must be able to pass the ball effectively in tight spaces and see the open player coming off of a ball screen. Teaching them to have their eyes on the paint helps perimeter players see the screen develop better.

Starting with simple early passing entries, Christian shows how to help players learn to get tight to the screen and look to hit the post player. From a bounce pass in the post to an overhead pass, guards learn to read the help side defender along with the post defense to take advantage of a mismatch. Making the right read will allow your guard to find the post player for a shot, attack the basket themselves or find a shooter for an open 3-pointer.


A perimeter player is only as good as their basketball IQ. Guards must be put into game-like situations in the half court in order to practice their skills and passing progression.

In Twirl, point guards and combo guards will learn how to come off of a high ball screen, flat ball screen, or step up ball screen and create scoring opportunities for a post seal or skip to an open shooter.

This is a fantastic video for any coach that is looking to build their ball screen knowledge and help their players use the ball screen more effectively!

46 minutes. 2018.

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