Most coaches will tell you they want their teams to run and score at a high percentage in the first 6-8 seconds of the shot clock. At the junior level, the fast break starts with simple elements of blocking out, securing the rebound and executing the outlet pass.
At the recent Basketball Northern Territory High Performance Induction Camp in Darwin, the coaches and athletes spent some clinic time on addressing the start of the break and some simple drills and teaching points for keying the running game.
Areas of focus included –
- Importance of the rebound
- Quarter turn in the air to create the outlet pass
- Positioning of the guard on the outlet
- Forward pivots to build inertia
Full clinic notes – darwin trans notes
Thanks to BNT High Performance Manager Rod Tremlett and the BNT HP athletes for their assistance with the clinic and production of the video.