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teaching basketball spacing

Hot to teach basketball spacing

Play 2 v 1 game in a 4m by 4m grid (Possession game) - Attacker can only make chest pass. No high pass or bounce pass. - Change defender after 2 interceptions by defender.

If you are familiar with Rick Torbett and his 5-out offense called the "read and react", the use of cones, chairs or floor dots are all great tools to help teach spacing on the floor and reaction of what happens with or without the ball when an action takes place.  I would start with cones or floor dots to help you with this issue.

I have attached a basic 5-out pass and cut motion, which is very good at laying the foundation to younger players about understanding spacing and timing.

From this set, you can add in dribble drive, screens, change to a 4out 1 in set.

But understanding the basic movement, spacing and timing is the key!

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a game ive played with kids but even the u25 is a concept of tag but in teams. if your on offence your trying to touch the opponents with the ball and normally this is done on a half court depending on numbers. the ball cannot be dribbled only passed. if your touched by the ball then your out and you have to do your age in press ups and sit ups (older age groups). normally i give them a set period to try get as many out as possible. but yeah it works on just moving the ball about and spreading out to get people out. also can improve basketball and passing iq but also use of fakes etc. 

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