Disrupting Off Ball Screens

Anticipate and attack rather than react!

Teamwork and communication are vital in disrupting off ball screens. In fact, if you watch closely during a game or analyze videotape, you will see that most players get screened by their own teammates. In attacking the passing lanes, deflections and steals that that lead to easy transition baskets are the ultimate goal. However, by forcing the receivers coming off screens away from the basket and out of their normal operating paths, it provides the added benefits of disrupting offensive spacing and flow creating longer shots, longer drives to the basket, and longer post feeds.

There are three components to an off ball screen: the passer, the screener, and the receiver. Defenders must "talk" and coordinate their efforts in attacking these three players.

Types of "Off Ball" Screens to Defend

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Down Screen. Click to view illustrated details Base Screen. Click to view illustrated details Back Screen. Click to view illustrated details
Diagonal Screen. Click to view illustrated details High Post Rub. Click to view illustrated details Suffle Cut. Click to view illustrated details
Stack - Click to view illustrated details Tandem Base Screens. Click to view illustrated details Flex Cut. Click to view illustrated details

 

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