3 On 3 Half-Court Continuous Basketball is 12 minutes of chaos. There is no time to celebrate made baskets, dispute bad calls or argue with teammates. Level headed play and Next Play Mentality is required. All players need to make correct basketball decisions, great 1 on 1 defenders, team help defenders and great closeout-blockout-rebounders.  Effort plays count more in 3 on 3. Players need to be quick, not fast. Players don't have to be great shooters or deep shooters but must execute great shot selections. With a 15 second shot clock players need to make quick basketball decisions and create scoring chances for each other. Players will change defensive man to man assignments quickly. Applying defensive pressure to the ball on restarts is vital when the ball is getting cleared.

Having a diverse line up of a shooter, create off the dribble driver and a low post player are key. Spacing, patience and timing is important to allow teammates lanes to dribble drive to the rim and create scoring opportunities. 

3 On 3 Team Actions:

  • Wing Dibble Drag and Low Post Pass is a great way to clear out a side and enter ball to low post from the wing

  • Elbow High Post entry pass and run Laker Cuts for give and goes and back-door passing to get activity and all three players involved

  • Motion Offense: Running pass and screen away's is a great to get players open and getting defenders out of position.

  • Ball Screens: Run a 2 man game with a Ball Screen with Rolls and Pops creates a continuous 2 man offense with 3rd player rebounding weak side.

  • Slip screens: Run a fake ball screen and basket cut to keep defense honest

  • Dribble-Ats Back Doors, Dribble-At Ball Screens and Dribble-At Hand Offs are great ways to make defenses over commit and create advantages.

 Offensive Points of Emphasis:

  • 3 point line player spacing

  • Great Shot Selection

  • 10 feet plus player spacing

  • Sprinting to ball screens

  • Pass and move: basket cut, back door cut, away screen, ball screen, cut to post

  • Ball reversal

  • Draw the extra defender

  • Create and Find Advantages

  • Communication examples: Reverse it, Drive it, Layup, Cleat it, Shoot it

  • Sharing the ball

  • Pivoting, Deception, Dribble drives to the basket

Defensive Points of Emphasis

  • Communication: Ball, basket, shot, dead, shot, same team,

  • Stop and pressure ball

  • Guard basket

  • See man and ball

  • Force to help

  • Identify weak hand and ball handles habits and strengths

  • Sort out shooters and non-sooters

Effort Plays

  • Rebounds

  • Tips and defelctions

  • Loose balls