A dribble handoff is very similar to a ball screen, and multiple handoffs in the same play can be very hard to guard for the defense if done right. They are great for relieving ball pressure and getting the ball to a player that may be getting denied.
Because they are so similar to ball screens, a lot of the same principles apply. The screener must take a good angle and make contact, and the player using the screen needs to first set their defender up and then read the defense.
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As a basketball coach, you need to emphasize a few things to your players when running these types of plays. One of the focus points when executing a handoff is that the dribble needs to be right at the receiver’s defender; there must be contact with the defender as the ball is handed off. Also, flip the ball up so that the offensive player can easily adjust under the handoff and make a move with the ball.
The player coming off of the handoff needs to set his/her defender up before coming up to receive the ball and then needs to read the defense just as they would for a ball screen. They must be under control to this and be patient using the screen.
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This play out of a ball screen hand off action is going to force the defender to help on the roll man, giving up a shot, or stay home and give up the roll.
This double handoff basketball play is great for post players that can spread the floor and hit outside shots. It forces the post defender have to help off the shooter which creates an open shot.
This back screen basketball play is going to start with a handoff to get the defense focused on that, and then is going to use the back screen.
This single double basketball play is designed to have multiple screening actions in a row which will hopefully cause the defense breakdown.
This transition handoff ball screen basketball play is going to help the offense get into a quick set before the defense can get fully set.
This handoff ball screen basketball play is basically a double ball screen play, but it is used to get the shooter the ball when they are being denied.
This ball screen basketball play is going to start out with a handoff to the shooter, and then the handoff man is going to turn around and rescreen them.
This pin down handoff basketball play is almost like a double pin down screen, and it is designed to get a shooter space to get their shot off.
This handoff basketball play is designed to be able to get a shooter the ball when they are on fire and are being denied the pass.
This wing handoff basketball play is basic, as it is really only designed to get the ball to a shooter who is being denied when they are on fire.
This hand off counter basketball play is going to take advantage of the defense falling asleep and not staying engaged to the cutter.
This handoff counter basketball play is going to give the cutter the option to use the handoff action or the counter. It will be determined by the defense.
For this basketball ball screen play, the defense is going to have to navigate 3 consecutive ball screen actions in a row.
This handoff ball screen backdoor basketball play is going to take advantage of the defender trying to anticipate and cheat the handoff action.
This handoff ball screen basketball play is going to act like a double ball screen for the player coming off the screens.
The pin down slip basketball play is going to take advantage of the defender over helping on the pin down action.
This is a great basketball hand off play because it forces the defense to give up a back screen layup or allow the shooter to come off the hand off action open for a shot.
This fake handoff basketball play will take advantage of the wing defender being over aggressive on the handoff action, and cut backdoor for the finish.
This back screen handoff basketball play is going to have the shooter set a back screen to get their defender to help, and then have them get a handoff.
This double screen handoff basketball play is essential a triple screen for the shooter, and should free them up for a quality shot.
This handoff basketball play will incorporate a pin down action. Hopefully with both of these actions the shooter will be able to get open for a shot.
This Houston Rockets basketball play is all about misdirection and spacing. All the action before the hand off is to make sure that defense isn't sitting in help for the hand off.
The Houston Rockets ball screen handoff basketball play is a pretty simple play, but it works really well if you run it the right way.
This Houston Rockets sideline out of bounds double screen handoff basketball play is going to get the ball in and then then go right into to the offense.
This is a very basic hand off basketball play, but it is all about reading the defender on the hand off and then making the correct adjustments.
For this hand off basketblal play to work, the shooter must set a good screen and the first cutter must sell the cut and be a threat to score.
This double screen basketball play can be very effective if your players are willing to set good screens for each other and the timing is there.
This is a more advanced backdoor basketball play, but it is great to have a few ones in your arsenal to soften up a team that likes to over pressure.
This flare screen basketball play is going to start with a handoff in order to set up the flare action for the shooter coming into their shot.
This side ball screen basketball play is going to create a two man game on one side of the floor while the other 3 players space the floor.
This handoff basketball play is going to be run out of a sideline out of bounds action. It is going to get the ball in, and then look to get a quality shot.
This double screen handoff basketblal play acts pretty much like a triple screen. It is going to be very hard for the cutters defender to fight through.
This hand off basketball play is out of the horns set and since the shooter is getting a down screen from the other big before coming off of the hand off it is basically a double screen for the shooter.
This Wisconsin Green Bay basketball play is going to involve a ball screen and then a roll and replace action to try and put the defense at a disadvantage.