Learn all you need to know about the ball screen continuity offense that helped Coach Showalter and the USA Basketball national team win gold and dominate in world competition
Understand how this simple yet effective offense can be implemented at any level from middle school through high school or college
Counter defensive tendencies as the game progresses
Effectively run this offense versus man or zone
Teach your players the reads they need to counter defensive adjustments
with Don Showalter, Mid Prairie High (IA) Boy's Head Basketball Coach, over 500 career wins; 2x USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year (2009-10)
Don Showalter reveals the offense that propelled the USA Basketball U16 and U17 teams to gold medals in world competition. This offense is simple enough to run at any level of competition yet effective at keeping defenses on their heels. It is simple to install and players enjoy the freedom that it allows.
Coach Showalter uses on court demonstrators to walk you through his "20" continuity offense which starts in a 1-4 high set and utilizes a ball screen on the wing to get players into what he calls the "kill area." He focuses on the details that make this offense work including the permanent pivot foot, how and where to set the ball screen, and the screen and roll versus screen and go.
Emphasis is placed on reading the defense as the ball handler comes off of the screen and Showalter teaches the reads that must be made against teams that:
Go behind the screen
Hedge on the screen
Double the screen
Switch the screen
Show early on the screen
Showalter also provides a number of variations designed to take advantage of tendencies established by the offense as the game progresses. The Pop Series, 21, Horns, and the Shuffle Cut are all demonstrated on court.
Finally, Showalter demonstrates how the offense can be used against a zone defense. The basic continuity remains the same but the reads change depending on the movement of the zone.
In an added bonus, Showalter takes time to provide some significant insight valuable to coaches at any level. He discusses the importance of communication and the challenges of getting players to play hard all of the time. He details the top 10 mistakes that high school coaches make and the four "C's" (Choices, Comfort Zone, Compete, and Communication) that he emphasizes with his teams.
This DVD provides coaches with all of the tools necessary to implement this highly successful offense at any level.
Produced at the Fall 2011 Omaha (NE) clinic.
69 minutes. 2012.
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