In this game, we play half court 3v3 with an emphasis on setting back screens. We are working on all skills, half court offense, half court defense, and emphasizing "back screens" in our motion.
We find this is one of the best ways to teach players how to screen properly.
To begin, each possession must start with a back screen.
We always start by checking the ball in the pocket with 2nd player in guard lane and 3rd player in the post.
The opposite lane line is out of bounds.
Check the ball and play. Each possession starts with a back screen. Then we encourage more screens.... back, ball, and away. We want players to mix it up... but primarily encouraging back screens and no standing.
We want continual screening so players learn to recognize screening opportunities and learn how to set screens properly.
We stop play (freeze players) and coach them up on good screening technique.
Once there's a change of possession (score, turnover or defensive rebound)... we check the ball and the other team gets a chance.
We usually keep score and play for a designated amount of time (ex: 8 minutes).
Once players understand the basic back screen concept, we always move to version 2.
It's exactly the same as version 1 except they don't have to start with a back screen. And the ball can start in any position (1, 2 or 3).
Our only rule is you can only shoot lay ups until you set two back screens. Then you can shoot any shot.
Players can set down screens, back screens, ball screens, flare screens, or away screens. We want them to mix things up but our emphasis is the back screen.
At the next practice we might work the left side of the court instead of the right side.