"Offensive Rebounding / Transition Defense": PhD Hoops Virtual Coaches Roundtable Notes (May 22, 2020)
1. What are your philosophies on offensive rebounding? How many do you send to the boards and how many get back? What do you coach your players to do? Are you aggressive or conservative?
*Depends on personnel (3 crash and 2 back in most cases) **tip out spot (garbage can area)
*Tag System (sends all 5 to the glass, know who you are guarding)
*Triangle with two guards acting as outlets to get the offensive break going after rebound
*Depends on the opponent (have to understand the scouting report)
*Send point guard to the rim through the nail (can get an easy bucket)
2. Do you have a designated “get back guy(s)?” If so, how do you implement it and how do the players know what to do in live speed?
*Understand your personnel and scouting report (use bigs and slasher to crashoffensive boards)
*Need to have your best rebounders going to the rim
3. Do you “jam” the rebounder (meaning do you attack the other teams rebounder after a missed shot with 1-2 players to prevent outlet and quick transition)?
*Send a big plus a guard to “jam” the rebounder to prevent transition then pick up next dangerous man
*Jam, but hands out and back so there is no foul 84 feet from basket **(try and deny Opp PG)
1. Is your philosophy to slow down the ball in transition or speed up the ball (man or zone presses)?
*Make teams prepare for you (do what you do well). Drill your team so the opponent has to prepare.
*2-2-1 trap or slow tempo (force bad passes or get deflection) or *1-2-2
*Disguise your defense to keep opponent guessing/change off first pass
2. On change of possession, how do you coach your team to be organized in their defensive assignments? How does this change depending on a made or a missed shot?
*Turnover – mentality that everyone gets back on defense (protect middle first then branch out)
*Missed shot – usually half court defense but sometimes use man full court
*5 on 5 Drill – blow whistle, drop ball, throw in ball from sideline then play it out on defense (get back!)
3. Do you ever press (on makes and/or missed shots)? If so, man or zone or both?
*Made shot – man or zone pressure (open to more options depending on opponent)
*Missed shot – can man pressure but sprint back and identify
*Critical Time of Reaction – CTR (if you make a mistake, make it up on other end)
|*Offensive Rebounding – How are you built? What is our philosophy? Are the players in good position to offensive rebound out of offensive set?|
|*Drag ball screen off the break – try and get guard going to rim and the big should duck in and seal|
|*Get feet back and hands up – on shot to get correct postion for offensive rebounding|
|*Wedge out – on shot to get correct postion for rebounding|
|*Offensive Board Guys/Circle Guys – board guys always go and circle guys always get back
|*Transition Defense – Sprint back, get in position, communicate, know scouting report|
|*Get back, locate ball, locate threats (inside and push out)|
|*Pinch Points – on opponent rebound, pass to outlet, then pass to wing (gives your guys time to get back)|
|“You either know or don’t want to know.” (Teach and drill it then if players do not do it, they aren’t willing or just can’t do it)|