Tad Boyle Colorado Dribble Handoff Actions

Tad Boyle

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 2, 2016

Tad Boyle Colorado Dribble Handoff Actions by Wes Kosel

Below are three set plays from Colorado Buffaloes Head Coach Tad Boyle. Boyle, who just finished his sixth season at Colorado in 2016, has a 186-146 record overall as a head coach. In six seasons at Colorado, he has won 20+ games in five years and has made four NCAA Tournament appearances. Boyle’s first year at Colorado was in the Big 12 Conference, and in 2011 the Buffaloes moved to the Pac-12. Boyle and his team won the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Tournament after finishing only 5th in regular season play. Before taking over in Boulder, Boyle was the head coach at Northern Colorado. He took the Bears from a four win season in 2007 to a twenty-five win season in 2010. That year, Northern Colorado made it to the CIT Second Round.

Tad Boyle Colorado Buffaloes Dribble Handoff Actions

High DHO Pitch

The guards start in a stack underneath the post players. 2 gets the ball on the wing and 4 flashes to the high post. 4 gets the ball and dribbles at 3 to give him the ball with a dribble handoff. 3 drives in the lane looking to score or kick out.

Tad Boyle

Horns DHO Duck In

1 dribbles off of the horns ball screen from 4. 4 rolls and 5 steps out to the top of the key. If 5 gets the ball, he turns to dribble at 3 on the left wing to give 3 the ball with a dribble handoff.

Tad Boyle

Weave to High Roll Replace

The handoff actions are used in a weave between the guards on the perimeter. Once 3 gets the ball, 5 sets a high ball screen as 3 comes off of the handoff from 2. The weave action can lull the defense to sleep, and the ball screen can be set at any time in the play.

Tad Boyle

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Tad Boyle Dribble Handoff Actions

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