The Fast Break

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In this video, you will learn how to make a good fast break, which normally leads to an easy shot.

For more basketball tips, check out the other videos in our series, there are over 70 to choose from!

Watch this short tutorial to learn everything you need to know about playing fast breaks and when they are useful in a game situation.

Adam Simmons - "Long Rhode Home", "Piano Hop", "Tang-A-Lang"
Published by Alter K
Voiced by Xavier Gianni

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In this video you will learn how to counterattack. A fast break can mean easy points and should always be prioritised.

To counter-attack, follow these three steps: Geting the ball out from your own basket once you have it, drawing in defenders, and finishing the play

First, getting the ball out quick once you've gotten it back

The court can be split into 3 main channels, one down the middle and one on either side of it

After a basket is scored, an interception or a rebound, each player sprints forward choosing one of the free channels

Quickly pass the ball to a teammate ahead of you

Avoid dribbling if possible, passing the ball is much faster

If you do dribble, you must try and use it to draw in a defender and eliminate them from the rest of the attack.

Second, drawing in a defender

In a two-V-one situation, the player with the ball dribbles forward to draw in a defender - attracting them to the player with the ball.

If the defender is not completely drawn in towards the player with the ball, they should continue advancing and try for a lay-up

If the defender comes at him, the attacker with the ball should pass to their teammate who will have more free space

The other attacker shouldTmove towards the basket to receive the ball

Third. Finishing the play

The ideal is to finish the counter-attack with a lay up which is the easiest shot to make.

If the defender feints and stays between both attackers, stop as you enter the key to take a shot at the basket.

In all of cases, the second attacker should try to catch a rebound if the shot is missed.

Fast breaks require an aggresive defence to get the ball back, so they can sometime be risky. Over to you!

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