There is no perfect answer to this question. It really depends on the athlete and the AAU programs available. I played AAU, my kids played AAU and as a coach I have observed many athletes go through AAU programs, so if you, or someone you know, is interested in playing AAU basketball check out my piece on The Pros and Cons of AAU Basketball.
A run-the-ball mentality doesn’t happen overnight. But when you use drills that focus on the fast break and add consistent encouragement, your team can learn to move with ease into transition offense. Learn more about how to do this in Make the Fast Break Second Nature.
A good ball fake can get a player an easy basket or an open pass. It can shift the opponent’s defense and make gaps for the offense. The ball fake is key to making things happen on the basketball court. Whether it’s a shot fake, a pass fake or drive fake, this simple skill works like magic against opponents and can make a huge difference in a player’s game and a team’s success.
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share my coaching experience here on my blog and now with Stack Sports. After nearly 30 years of coaching, and many more playing basketball, I have learned a lot. But the most important thing that I learned, is that I don’t know everything.