Ball Screen - Splitting The Hedge - Drill & Video With Manu Ginobili
- Go hard towards hedging defender's outside shoulder. If he doesn't think you're a threat to go around him, he can take away the 'split the hedge' move.
- Make dribble low and long.
- Stay small.
Split The Hedge Drill
This drill is used as a starting point for teaching players how to react when a defensive player hedges a ball screen and leaves space to split the screen.
- Player starts with a ball on the wing.
- You can use two chairs to simulate defenders. You can also place players or coaches there to act as dummy defenders.
- Player dribbles off chair 1 as if it is a ball screen.
- Right before he reaches chair 2, he plants his outside foot and performs a long low dribble between chair 1 and chair 2.
- The player continues in for a lay up.
Finish with Different Types of Shots - Lay Up, Reverese Lay Up, Power Lay Up, Inside Hand Lay Up, Tear Drop, Pull Up Jump Shot, Euro Step, etc.
Before incorporating any of these shots into the drill, I highly advise to teach them individually first.
Live Drills - After you have covered the different options off of the pick and roll, you can progress to live 2 on 2 drills to practice game-like situations.
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