Basketball Clinic, Syros 2017 Coach John Tsoumpris

Basketball Clinic – Aris Syrou, June 2017, Coach John Tsoumpris

Saturday 3 June 2017

1st section: U12 and U13 training

12:00 – 12:45

“Give & Go”. A simple motion offense for young basketball players.

The “Freedom” of the motion game. Rules on the “six lines” of the half-court game.

What factors should the coach have in his methodology so that, with patience and perseverance, he can form his annual plan in the “Give & Go” teaching?

12:50 – 13:30

Team defense.

From “part” to “all” as a methodological approach, so that children acquire a proper defensive mentality and knowledge of the situations of the game.

13:35 – 14:15

The defensive way of thinking and the way the young basketball player acts when:

  1. Guard a player with the ball
  2. Guard a player without a ball.
  3. The alternations of the above phases and the decisions of each defensive second.

14:20 – 15:00

The distances between young players on the court.


Sunday 4 June 2017

2nd section: Coaching situations of the game U23 & U18

09:00 – 10:00

Defensive strategy in relation to team roster in order to achieve the best possible result in defense collaborations.

Basic defensive principles and training on defense situations that are created depending on the change of possession of the ball.

10:00 – 10:45

Play against zone defense.  Tactics relation to team material and simple but functional methods.

10:50 – 11:15

The transition, from defense to offense.

From simple jogging to first-second use with options for the easy basket and to the next phase in the course of the structured attack.

11:15 – 11:35

Suggestions for the offense against pressure defense.

11:40 – 12:00

Zone press or man to man press. Common elements and differences.