After Timeout Sets for Your Next Huddle

After Timeout

Written by Wes Kosel

Wes Kosel will enter his first season as an Assistant Coach at Augustana University under Tom Billeter in 2016-2017. Kosel came to Sioux Falls after two season at Colorado College as the lead assistant. Kosel, a native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, served as an assistant coach at Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Texas Lutheran University from 2012-2014. Kosel graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He also has a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Houston. While attending Kansas, Kosel served as an assistant coach at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. A life-long student of the game, Kosel honed his coaching skills by working summer camps for various programs in Texas, Colorado, Missouri, and New Mexico. Kosel also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer, both of which are certifications earned through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Kosel and his wife, Molly, live in Colorado Springs.

August 17, 2016

After Timeout Sets for Your Next Huddle by Wes Kosel

This article features four after timeout sets used by various NCAA and International teams. Timeouts can be a great time to draw up a play or make an adjustment to your offense. These plays were used by the Butler Bulldogs, Latvia National Team, Iowa Hawkeyes, and Texas Longhorns. Especially in the college game (where there are media timeouts), coaches have numerous opportunities in a game to use after timeout sets. Some teams will be able to handle new plays easier than others. If you have a predominately young team, stick to simple variations from your offensive playbook. Teams with savvy senior leaders can get a little more creative in the huddle.

After Timeout Sets Playbook

Butler Bulldogs – ATO Down Stagger

3 cuts off of a down screen from 5 in the middle of the lane then gets a staggered ball screen from 5 and 4.

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Latvia National Team – ATO Elevator

Latvia gets a quick shot off of this SLOB elevator play. 1 passes the ball in and gets it right back from 4. 4 and 5 then set an elevator screen for 2 cutting from the corner.

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Iowa Hawkeyes – ATO Quick Counter

2 runs the baseline to loop off of a staggered screen from 3 and 4. 5 sets up to allow 1 to dribble towards the action. With all of the defenders occupied, 1 can look to turn down the screen if the space is there.

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Texas Longhorns – ATO Swing

The ball is swung to the left wing. 1 then cuts through to the corner and 2 cuts off of a screen from 4. Once 1 has the ball in the corner, 5 steps out to screen for 3 on the wing. If nothing is there, 5 follows with a ball screen in the corner.

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After Timeout Sets by Wes Kosel

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