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Point Guard in Youth Basketball : How to Set a Screen in Youth Basketball

January 15, 2020


Hi, this is Sean Hobson, what we are talking
about right now is giving some good fundamental skills and some moves on the court that we
can give to our point guard to make them the best that they can be. One of the things the
point guards got to be really good at doing once he gets the offense started is setting
good screens. Now, our point guard usually in most offenses is going to start with giving
a pass to the wing or to the post. Once he passes the ball most of the time in the offense
it is the job now of the point guard to go set a screen. So what we are going to concentrate
on right now is setting a good screen. The first thing we want our players to do when
they go down and set a good screen is we want them to show the player that they’re coming
to set a screen for, show them that they are setting a screen and we do that by showing
a hand up. Anytime that somebody is running at you with their hand up that means that
they are coming to set a screen for you. We also would like them to verbalize it saying,
“Screen, screen, screen.” That way they know that the screen is coming. So this is what
it looks like, the first part of it. Go ahead. I got the ball, go ahead, screen. Good. So,
this guy now knows that this screen is coming. Alright, go ahead back. Now we are going to
show the initial screen, go ahead, go back over here. When he gets to set the screen
what we want him to do, is we want him to set the screen with a good bank, keeping his
feet wide. You don’t want to come standing straight up being weak because if the guy
comes off and bumps you, you’re going to be knocked of balance and your screen’s not really
going to work. So we want you to be powerful in the screen. We want you to set a good low
base on the screen and the main thing is, you want to protect yourself on the screen
and not get hit as their coming across and the next thing is you want the guys to rub
off the shoulder. So you’ve got to be strong when setting the screen. It’s very important
that our point guards are able to pass the ball and then set good screens for our offense
to work.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Ndeye Mareme Thiam January 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    @Tennessee623 ikr

  • Reply Emelie Peelo January 18, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    i dont get it… :/

  • Reply mellaLee21 July 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

    i dont get it. I wish you had more people on the court, and showed how the full thing would work after you finished talking

  • Reply Decenzo24 July 21, 2011 at 1:28 am

    this guy explains it very poorly

  • Reply jim barks December 12, 2011 at 1:31 am

    the is ridiculous. you only yell screen if you are on DEFENCE, when your teammate gets screened

  • Reply RELL SHEEZE April 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    @Iduhaime good point.

  • Reply 7thirtyseven30 November 16, 2012 at 3:46 am

    not a good demo, should have explained that screens could be set on and off the ball

    the PG passes to the right to start the offense

    sets a pick to free the guy on the left from his defender and 1 of 3 things happen:

    1. no one on the defense switches and he's wide open

    2. the defense switches possibly creating a mismatch

    3. the defense overreacts and both defenders follow the open player allowing the PG an open lane to the basket and an assist for a willing passer

  • Reply Derek Donahue April 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    You NEVER shout out "Screen! Screen!" Unless you're goal is to let the defense know in advance a screen is coming (sarcasm). The defense actually is the one yelling "Screen! Screen!" to their teammates about to get screened (so that they can get around it easier).

  • Reply speedo June 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Fuck you

  • Reply speedo June 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Go fuck your self please this the most stupied drill I ever saw

  • Reply D N July 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Thumbs up if when you played basketball your coach was on your nuts about setting screens for the point guard.

  • Reply GroveStreetAsylum August 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Within this offense, the pg chooses which wing he wants to screen. If he passes to the right and screens for the right then the right wing with take the screen and drive (looking for an open lane for a layup/floater, for a pull-up jumper,a kick-out to either the strong side corner or the wings, or a drop pass to the cutting weak-side corner). If the point guard passes to the right wing but screens the left wing then the left wing will take the screen and cut for a pass from the right wing

  • Reply Ryan Ho January 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    interesting!! everyone knows the screen's coming, haha !!!

  • Reply Jasenia Braker November 3, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Are you sure this is 2014? It looks kind of faded. No offense!!!

  • Reply Papa Smurf January 4, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Why would you yell "screen screen?" You are alerting the other team to roll off the pick. The hand signal is fine though.

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