NABC International October Playbook

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.

October 20, 2015

NABC International Playbook by Wes Kosel

Attached in this playbook are six plays featured in the October issue of the NABC International Newsletter. These plays were provided by Coach Alan Lambert. The NABC International Playbook is distributed monthly and includes international updates, coaching information, and international x’s & o’s. To sign up to receive the NABC International Newsletter, please click the link below:

Click here to sign up for the NABC International Newsletter! 

NABC October Playbook – Spurs Double High Post Screen the Scorer

In this play, 1 passes to 5 at the high post then loops around to the corner. 2 cuts up from the block to the top of the key and gets the ball from 5. 2 then gets a screen from 4 and drives towards the basket. If 2 isn’t open, he can also flare to the wing for a shot.

NABC International October Playbook – Houston Rockets Stagger Hand-Off

1 passes to 4 stepping out from the high post. 1 and 5 then set a staggered screen for 2. 4 gives the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off.

NABC October Playbook – Houston Rockets Small-Big Screen

1 passes to 4 then sets a down-screen for 2 in the corner with 5. 2 curls around the screen into the lane. 1 screens down for 5 who cuts up for a shot.

NABC International Playbook – Houston Rockets Curl Slip

1 passes to 4 then cuts to the right corner. 5 screens down for 2. If x5 shows on the cut from 2, 5 slips to the rim for an easy basket.

NABC October Playbook – Brose Baskets Bamberg

2 makes a zipper cut off of 4. If 2 isn’t open, he cuts off of a flare screen from 5 as 3 cuts to the corner off of a screen from 4. If neither is open, 1 passes to 5 then cuts to the rim looking for a quick pass back.

NABC International October Playbook – Germany Stagger to Weakside Hand-Off

2 cuts across the floor off of a screen from 5 and 4. 3 passes to 5 stepping out. 5 then dribbles to the corner and looks to give the ball to 1 on a dribble hand-off.


Follow Coach Wes Kosel on Twitter!!!

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.

Click on the pdf link below to download the NABC International October Playbook:

NABC International October Playbook by Wes Kosel

You can also visit the NABC International page on HoopsChalkTalk here! – NABC International

Click on the pdf link below to download the NABC International Newsletter – October

NABC International Newsletter – October


You May Also Like…


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.