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Ball Screen and Roll

Set up: An offensive and defensive player will start on the block, while another offensive and defensive player take a spot at the wing. Offensive player at the wing has the ball.

Movement: On the coach’s signal or whistle the offensive player on the block will run up and take up a screening position on either side of wing defender with on block defender following to give screen support to wing defender. Screener must give wing defender time and space to react to screen being set, and screener must be stationary before contact with the wing defender occurs. Once screener has taken up legal screen position wing offensive player will dribble the ball over the screen to try and separate from wing defender. Secondary defender will try to provide support to primary defender. Once ball handler has passed screener, the screener will pivot open so they can see the ball handler and then spring back towards the rim while looking to receive a pass from the ball handler. Ball handler attempts to make the pass either between two defenders (pocket pass) or throws a lead pass towards the rim.

Key Focus Points: Ball Handler wait on screen to be set, screener’s angle dictates the angle of the drive, shoulder to should contact when ball handler comes off screen, roll player should always have eyes on the ball. Screener should be sure to stay in legal screening position (no elbows up or out, no knees sticking out, and feet shoulder width apart)