Double Diagonal Screen

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Name of Play Double Diagonal Screen
Nickname of Play "X"
Is the play situational? No
Type of Play Baseline Inbound
Most appropriate age range(s) Youth, Middle School, All
Best used against Man to Man

Setup

  • This play is set up out of a standard Box Set formation.
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Execution

  • It's important to make sure that the two players starting on the block are fully aware of the fact that one of them needs to go before the other. This is important to avoid a collision in the paint. We send the Strong Side block player first in a diagonal screen, then the Weak Side.
  • With Youth players make sure to put an emphasis on Screening Fundamentals before learning a complicated set! Simple sets allow players to work on proper technique without focusing on remembering patterns that may be too complex for their skill level.