Chad Kills Crow Haskell Indians Ball-Screen Offense

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.

September 30, 2015

Chad Kills Crow Haskell Indians Ball-Screen Offense

Attached is a ball-screen offense that Coach Chad Kills Crow used at Haskell when I was there as an assistant coach. The ball-screen offense is derived from the classic European ball-screen offense with side to side ball-screen actions. Coach Kills Crow is currently the head coach at Pawhuska High School in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Kills Crow served as the head coach of Haskell from 2009 – 2015. Before that, he was the head coach for Brighton Collegiate High School in Brighton, Colorado. He played at Haskell from 1994-1995 then transferred to Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. He began coaching at Northeastern State as an assistant and earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees during his time there. Haskell Indian Nations University competes in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference playing against NAIA opponents Bellevue, College of the Ozarks, Waldorf, Central Christian, York, Central Baptist, and Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Chad Kills Crow Haskell Indians Ball-Screen Offense – Continuous Ball-Screen Offense

The play starts in a 1-4 high set and has two entry options. 1) 1 dribbles to the right wing pushing 2 to the opposite corner. 2) 1 passes to 2 on the right wing then cuts through the lane to the opposite corner. Once the ball is on the wing, 5 steps out and sets a ball-screen. 4 steps out to the perimeter from the elbow as the pick and roll is occurring. 1 and 5 play a two-man game, and if no scoring opporunity is there 1 passes out to 4. 4 immediately turns left and 3 makes a back-cut to the basket. 1 pops out to the wing and 5 moves up the lane line to the slot on the perimeter. 4 passes to 2 then follows to set a ball-screen. The action continues the same way on the left side of the floor with 2 driving middle looking to score or pass to 4 on the roll. If the roll isn’t there, 2 kicks it out to 5.


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Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Andy Partee at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Kosel joined the staff at Colorado College after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University and one season at Haskell Indian Nations University. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), both certifications given through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has coached summer AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Houston, Colorado, New Mexico, Air Force, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Kosel is also a member of the NABC International Committee and serves as the committee’s social media manager.

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