Drill of the Week: 4 v 4 Utah Jazz Shell Drill by Chris Filios

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Written by Coach Peterman

I have coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. I just felt that fellow coaches especially young coaches need to constantly work on their “game”. Just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves. That is my story and why I do this blog.

March 31, 2021

Drill of the Week: 4 v 4 Utah Jazz Shell Drill by Chris Filios

A great 4 v 4 shell drill. In this Utah jazz shell drill, you will get to guard a handful of actions: guarding pin downs, a wing sprint ball screen, and a step-up ball screen. 

The drill starts with 2 bigs on the wing and 2 guards down on the blocks or in the short step-out spot. The coach has the ball on the point. 

  • The 2 bigs pin down for the 2 guards 
  • Guards pop out to the wings 
  • Coach passes to one of the wings 
  • Opposite big sprints out to set a wing ball screen for a guard- big has a choice of pick and pop or pick and roll. Other big circles under the weak side block. Guard comes off the ball screen and throws ahead to another guard who has slid into the high slot. Big sprints up and set step-up PNR. 

You can start the Utah jazz shell drill by having the offense go through all the actions so the defense learns to guard the different coverages. After going through a couple of times, let the players play live and give offense the ability to score off any of the actions.

Click on this link to download the basketball plays

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