Ball Screen Shooting Drills

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Any drill is only good if it gives your players a chance to improve their skills that are needed within your system.  You will want to modify this to your needs.

BALL SCREEN OFFENSE DRILLS

2 ON 0 SHOOTING DRILL

  1. Start with posts on the baseline and perimeter players on the wing.
  2. Coach will start with the ball at the guard position and pass the ball to the wing who can use any method to get open.
  3. The second player in line on the baseline will have a ball
  4. The first baseline player in line will make an L cut to set the screen for the wing player
  5. The wing player will dribble hard off the screen to get to the kill area for a jump shot
  6. The screener will roll to the basket and receive the pass from the baseline post for a shot going to the basket
  7. The drill will continue with the following progression:
    • The wing will pass to the screener rolling to the basket and the wing will receive a pass from the baseline player at the kill area for a shot
    • The screener may roll to the basket or step back for a pass and a shot
    • The wing will keep the dribble and bounce toward the half court line as if double teamed or hard hedge and pass the ball to the screener who short rolled to short corner for a shot. The wing will receive the baseline pass for a 3 point shot
    • The screener will slip the screen and receive a pass from the wing. The wing will receive the baseline pass for a 3 point shot at the wing
    • Same shots from other side of the court
  8. 3 ON 0 SHOOTING DRILL

  9. Start with a point guard, wing and baseline post line. The point guard will start with a pass to the wing and cut through to the opposite corner. The baseline post player will make a L cut to set the screen for the wing who has the ball.
  10. The second player in the baseline post line will have a ball as well as a coach standing under the basket
  11. As in the 2 on 0 drill, the wing comes off the screen and gets to the kill area but now will pass the ball to the point guard who has cut through to the baseline for the first shot
  12. The wing will receive the pass from the coach under the basket for a shot at the kill area and the screener will roll and receive the pass from the baseline post for a shot
  13. The drill will continue with the following progression:
    • The wing can pass to the screener with the coach passing to the point guard on baseline with the wing receiving the pass from the baseline for shot at FT line
    • The drill may use all the options of the 2 on 0 shooting drill with the coach passing to the point guard cutting through to the baseline
    • An extra pass may made with the wing coming off the screen and passing the ball to the screener rolling or stepping back for a shot, the wing receives the pass from the coach and passes to the baseline point guard for a shot and then the wing receives the pass from the baseline post for a shot at the free throw line
    • The point guard will cut to ball side corner and receive the pass from the wing after he comes off the screen. The screener rolls to low post and will get the pass from the point guard who has lifted to the wing. Coach will pass to wing for a shot at the FT line. Baseline pass will be to the point guard for a shot at wing
  14. 4 ON 0 SHOOTING DRILL

  15. Start with a line on the baseline, wing, point guard and high post extended
  16. The point guard passes to the wing and cuts baseline. Wing comes off screen and passes to the high post extended who passes to screener for lay up. Coach passes to the high post for shot. Baseline pass goes to corner for point guard shot. After the lay up, the screener will pass back to wing for shot at elbow. Four shots total
  17. Alter the drill with a ball side cut by the point guard and add the pass from the point guard to the high post for shot, screener gets the baseline pass, coach passes to point guard for shot, wing gets the ball back from screener for shot
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1 comment for “Ball Screen Shooting Drills

  1. Gregory Hinton
    August 11, 2016 at 7:38 am

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