Playing the SABA way

by on February 18, 2020
in Game Awareness

A high school teammate and former college coach emailed and asked for anything that I could send, as this would be his last season coaching a local AAU team. I sent this:

He replied:

How do you get your girls to throw the type of passes I’m seeing, as well as throw to the space they are heading vs where they are?  The SABA closeout attack video is great stuff.

The simple answer is that I allow them to throw those passes, and I encourage them. Then we throw them in drills like these:

We have some basic principles for movement away from the ball that we drill through the shooting drills above, and teach through the drill below:

Otherwise, we scrimmage. No magic drills, just a lot of 1v1 against a closeout, 2v2 to create an advantage in a pick-and-roll, 3v3, 4v4 and 5v5.

For more on SABA, watch the video below or purchase the book as a Kindle or a paperback:

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