Running the Fast Break

Creating the fast break mindset takes practice. It is during practice that a coach will introduce and teach players the decision making skills necessary to fast break an entire game. If players have the necessary discipline, have been properly conditioned, learned to execute their fast break and understand how to employ the tactics of the running game, then the Coach does not need control during a game.

Here are some fast break plays that may help you while you are building your teams fast break abilities. You can use these fast break plays after a rebound, turnover, or even a made shot.


   
    

Running the fast Break
Player 5 gets the rebound and quickly outlet to 1.
Player 2 fills the left lane and 3 the right.
Player 1 pushes the ball down the court looking for a back-door cut by 2 for a lob pass.
If the pass is denied to 2, he then tries to attack the basket for one-on-one situation.
Player 3 gets in the corner to stretch the defense and also for an opportunity for a shot.

    

Running the fast Break
Loop Up
Step One
Player 1 gets the outlet pass from 5 and quickly pushes the ball down the right side.
Player 3 sprints down to the ballside deep corner and 2 sprints down to opposite corner.
Players 5 and 4 set a staggered screens against 3ís defender.
Player 3 loops around of the staggered screens to the top of the key to receive the pass from 1 for a shot.

    

Running the fast Break
Loop Up
Step Two
When player 3 loops around to the top of the key, player 2 cuts across the lane to receive a double screen by 4 and 5 for a shot at corner.

    

Running the fast Break
Down Big Man
Player 1 gets the outlet pass from 5 and quickly pushes the ball down the right side.
Players 3 and 2 head to the corners.
When player 5 gets to the free throw line extended, player 3 comes up to set a back screen against 5ís defender.
Player 5 cuts to the ballside block to get the pass from 1 for a lay-up.
If the pass is denied to 5 then 3 pops out to the top of the key to get the ball from 1.
Player 4 down screens for 2.
Player 2 comes up to the wing to get the pass from 3 for a shot or looks for 4 on the low post.

    

Running the fast Break
Behind 1
The action begins the same except this time player 1 passes to 3 at corner and back screens 5ís defender. Player 3 feeds 5 on the block.

    

Running the fast Break
Cross Me
Here is an wonderful play to score.
Player 1 brings the ball down the court and hits 3 on the corner then screens for player 4 at baseline.
While player 5 sets a screen for 2 at wing, player 3 can pass to either 4 on the block or 2 at free throw line for a shot.

    

Running the fast Break
Get It
Player 1 advance the ball down the court and passes to 3 at deep corner and clears out to the opposite corner.
Player 5 comes down the court to set a pick and roll with 3, while 2 and 4 set a staggered screen for 1.
Player 3 can shoot at elbow, feed 5 on the roll, or look for 1 at top of the key for a shot.

    

Running the fast Break
Three Bro.
Simple as that, player 1 dribbles to the foul line extended wing.
Players 4, 3 and 5 set a baseline staggered screen for 2.
Player 1 hits 2 at ballside corner for a shot.

    

Running the fast Break
Player 1 drives off a late drag screen and roll by 5.
As the screen and roll takes place, player 3 cuts baseline to get a staggered screen set by 2 and 4.
Player 1 can go for a shot, feed 5 on the roll or 3 at wing for a jump shot.

[Back to Top]
[CLOSE]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
©2013, All rights reserved.