- Get multiple transition scoring opportunities through back screens, dribble throughs, and pin down screens for your best players
- See a pitch and drag series that uses dribble drive principles and creates multiple options for your post players and best attackers
- Learn baseline and sideline out of bounds sets that are easy to use and give you an advantage through false action
with Steve Smith,
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Head Coach;
Over 1000 career wins;
4x USA Today National Coach of the Year;
9x National High School Champions
Playmakers are more effective than 'play runners.' What happens when the offensive play breaks down? You'll need a player ready to break down the defense!
Legendary Oak Hill Academy head coach Steve Smith is a master at teaching his athletes how to play the game. He does an excellent job preparing players for the next level, both athletically and by raising their basketball IQ.
In this video, Smith makes the case for crafting fewer plays and building more playmakers. Through on-court demonstrations, he shares:
- Transition offense and how to read the game based on ball position.
- How to run and make basketball decisions out of the dribble drive motion offense.
- Five simple and effective out of bounds plays that can be run at any level of basketball.
The dribble drive is becoming one of the most popular offenses in the country. It allows players freedom to attack the rim and their defender. It's also hard for other teams to scout and prepare for. Most opponents end up playing a zone against it because they cannot stop quick, athletic guards. Spacing is critical and must happen in order for your team to shoot layup after layup.
Coach Smith breaks down how he teaches the dribble drive offense and demonstrates three basic formations and actions, such as screening and pitch backs, to create scoring opportunities. If you're looking to get post players involved, he shows you an isolation play with a hard step in and a flat screen option where your post can roll or pop for an open look.
A complete team must have a transition game. Smith demonstrates how he teaches his transition offense through a competitive scrimmage game. Starting with a free throw break and pushing the ball up the floor, he teaches three basic sets that he never has to yell out during a game. Your players will learn how to read the defense and use the concepts taught in dribble, dribble 2, and dribble 3 sets.
Out of Bounds Sets
Giving you the complete offensive package, Smith demonstrates five easy to use baseline sets and one sideline set. Within the baseline sets, your team will utilize pick the picker options to give your post players uncontested layups and screening actions where your guards can look to attack the rim or pull up for a short jumper.
Over the course of 30 years of coaching, Coach Smith has recognized that players need to learn how to play the game. In this video, you'll get a great look at how to teach your athletes to read the defense and take their game to the next level.
Produced at the Nike Championship Basketball Coaches Clinic in Minneapolis (MN), Fall 2017.
65 minutes. 2018.