In the offensive side of my basketball program there are a few
main factors that all my players must be able to execute to remain
players on my team. There are such things as free throws, seeing the
lanes, out of bounds plays, good cuts, squaring up to the basket and
Free throws will kill a close game. If you can be confident that you
will not have anyone like Shaq that can be taken out of the game just by
fouling him and forcing him to make a shot he can not actually make.
See the lanes, yes its elementary but it must be done or you will
not have the space to create opportunities.
Out of bound plays can be very effective if done right. As long as
you can effectively set them up and fast you will get points you would
EFFECTIVE CUTS! Without these you will not get the
opportunities you need to win the game. Cut hard and cut fast.
Square up to the basket. If this is done the shot percentage will
Finally, help your shooters out and set screens. When you play
higher caliber teams they will be on every shooter once they receive the