How To Use Ball Screens





  • Creating separation to score
  • Playing at your own pace
  • Skill work that carries over into games

What I Wish I Knew About Ball Screens 

 When I was a freshman in college we implemented a ball screen motion offense, something I didn’t have much experience with at all. 

 And, it didn’t go so well.  I would try to dribble off the screen and just get stuck. It’s kind of like when you’re late for an event, speeding down the a busy highway, trying to switch lanes and look out for cops at the same time. Of course you’ve never done this, but I’m sure you’ve seen something like it in the movies. You’re just in a gridlock between cars and this is how I felt between my defender and the show — extremely constricted. 

 As a guard running ball screens you are in a very similar position. You have to be able to 3 things almost simultaneously 

  1. Feel your defender
  2. Attack the hedge/show
  3. Read the help side.

But if you don’t know what to look for at each of those levels you can get stuck. And, many times end up right back where you started like getting pinned behind a slow car or getting pulled over.  

At our Point Guard Blueprint Academy we’ll teach you how to make quick and efficient reads off different types of ball screen angles to make more plays for yourself and teammates.  Through NBA film analysis, on court demonstrations and breakdown drills you’ll be able to use ball screens to score more points and get more assists this season.   

 Checkout what Carrington Love, former Milwaukee Pius XI and Wisconsin-Green Bay standout, has to say about us helping him develop his point guard skills.  

“I’ve been working with Thrive3 since my sophomore year in high school and would not be where I’m at without their training. As my game progressed, so did the training. From working on my shot in high school, to making detailed ball screen reads at the pro level, they’ve been there always helping me get to the next level. I highly recommend working with them.” 

 Carrington Love 

Wisconsin 1st Team All-State, All Horizon League 1st Team, Overseas Professional 

 P.S. Payment plans are available for the Academy. Lock in your spot for only $200 today. 

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