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Down Screen

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

Movement: Wing offensive player will head down towards block with their defender and attempt to take up screening position on block defender. Block offensive player will take a few steps in the opposite direction and then sprint out towards the wing while using the screener to create space. Player coming off of the screen should attempt to run shoulder to should with screener to not allow defender an opportunity to stay in front of them. The player guarding the wing screener will use a deny positioning to show/deny the offensive player the ball for a few steps and then recover to their own player. If players successfully set up the down screen and pop open then coach can throw entry pass to offensive player on wing and allow players to play 2 on 2.

Key Focus Points: Player coming off of screen needs to step away and set up the screen, spring hard off screen shoulder to shoulder. Screener should be sure they are set (stationary once down in screening position). Screener should be sure to stay in legal screening position (no elbows up or out, no knees sticking out, and feet shoulder width apart)