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Flex Cut Shooting Drill- By Joe Haefner
This flex drill isolates and simulates the "screen the screener" action, which occurs after the flex screen. The drill improves players' footwork and ability to knock down shots coming off the screen. This is how you can work on this skill with a large group of players at a basket.
No matter what offense you run, it's very important that you break down your offense into drills like this in order to get game-like shots.
Take a look at the flex drill in the video and diagrams below...
Players line up near the baseline. Each player has a ball. Place a chair or a cone on the lane line to represent the screen.
Coach is on the wing.
The first player in line passes the ball to the coach. The player then cuts off the screen to the top.
The coach passes the ball and the player shoots.
The player then gets their own rebound and goes to the end of the line.
The next player quickly passes to the coach and the process repeats.
- Players are focusing on their catching and shooting skills off the screen.
- Good footwork is important to get the shot off quickly and hit a high percentage.
- Players should cut hard and move at game speed.
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|The Hybrid Flex Offense with Don Kelbick|
This DVD set includes the basic flex pattern, how to introduce hybrid options and motion counters, how to teach the flex, 8 alternate entries to disguise and initiate the flex offense, how to handle all defensive situations such as pressure and switching, 5 highly effective scoring options out of the flex offense, and flex drills to develop the offense. This DVD is 80 minutes long and neatly organized ... (more info)
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