PGC Fast Break: Screening Circles

This week’s work­out gives ath­letes the oppor­tu­ni­ty to focus on that tech­nique by slow­ing down the pace.

PGC Fast Break: Screening Circles

This week’s work­out gives ath­letes the oppor­tu­ni­ty to focus on that tech­nique by slow­ing down the pace.

Setting a great screen might be one of the most under­val­ued fun­da­men­tals in bas­ket­ball. With a prop­er screen, offen­sive play­ers are able to shake the defend­er for more space to become a greater offen­sive threat. Without well-exe­cut­ed screens, those play­ers are like­ly to find them­selves stumped by tal­ent­ed defenders.

This week’s work­out from PGC Basketball gives ath­letes the oppor­tu­ni­ty to focus on that tech­nique by slow­ing down the pace. Focusing on the fin­er points of set­ting screens will make play­ers more effec­tive on both sides of the ball.

Screening Circles

In this drill, ath­letes will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op great habits, as both the screen­er and the offen­sive play­er receiv­ing the screen.
As the screen­er, ath­letes will focus on:

  • Calling names loudly
  • Setting dou­ble-wide screens
  • Landing with both feet together
  • Spinning open to become a big­ger target

As the offen­sive play­er, ath­letes will focus on:

  • Exercising patience as they wait for the screen to develop
  • Forcing con­tact with the screener
  • Exploding past the screen­er to cre­ate space

Like what you see? Don’t miss the oth­er drills in this series — The GauntletOne-Minute FinishOutlet and FinishCommunication DefenseBall Screen ReadsAttack the CloseoutPost Four DeepLadder Ball-Handling and Spin Ball Shooting.

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