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
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
See man and ball
Force to help
Identify weak hand and ball handles habits and strengths
Sort out shooters and non-sooters
Tips and defelctions