Basketball Press Offense: How to Break Any Type of Press and Avoid Turnovers -- Press Breaker Drills, Offense, and Strategy
- How to attack any type of zone press (including the 1-2-1-1, 2-2-1, half court press, and more)
- How to reduce turnovers and take better care of the ball
- Drills to improve press breaking skills
- Press break drills to improve ballhandling under pressure
- Press break plays
- Tips for youth and advanced coaches
Part 1 - PDF DownloadStart with this PDF eBook (right click and select Save As to download)
Once you download the eBook you can print it out or view it on screen.
Part 2 - Supplemental VideoOnce we get through the PDF ebook, watch this supplemental video:
Download the movie file (You may need to right-click the link and select "Save Target As")
- 6 Keys to Beating the Press - 01:30
- How to Get the Ball Inbounds - 05:40
- Breaking a 1-2-1-1 Full Court Press - 07:50
- Breaking a Half Court 1-2-2 Press - 12:33
- Additional Tips - 16:30
- Final Thoughts - 23:10
Part 3 - Additional Press Break Resources
If you'd like to learn more about breaking pressure and see on-court demonstrations, we have a few DVDs that we recommend.
We found these resources by surveying our own subscriber list and asking them what press break DVDs they thought were the best. We then ordered the DVDs and reviewed them to make sure they were good.
Now in all honesty we have not viewed every press breaker resource available. I'm sure there are other good ones out there. But these are a few that were recommended to us by our subscribers and also get our seal of approval...
Universal System of Attacking Press - By Will Rey - I like this DVD because it gives you a really simple and effective press breaker that works against any press. You'll pick up lots of good advice and I think this is an all around good DVD.
Mike Krzyzewski: Duke Basketball - Breaking the Press - This DVD gives you some additional tips, several good drills, and reinforces important press break concepts. It's also a good all around DVD.
Note for Youth Teams
If you're getting pressed in a youth league, my suggestion is to find a different league. Presses and traps are VERY counterproductive for youth
players and slow their skill development. Presses, traps, and zone defenses should be against the rules in youth basketball. If you don't believe me,
just listen to pro coach Stan Van Gundy (who also coached his kids' youth team):
You can also listen to former NBA player and youth basketball expert, Bob Bigelow:
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