Part 4 - Poor Execution
After the ball is centered, there is an attempt at a down screen. On the centering pass, the screener does a good job of anticipating the action. He also clearly communicates a screen is coming to his teammate by showing a raised fist. The passer is also prepared to reverse the ball to action. The problem is with the cutter. He doesn't anticipate the screen coming at all. He is to slow with his movements which causes the screener to abandon the action. The passer has to throw back to the same side. Passing back to the same side is the action we want to avoid at all cost. The offense ends up having to reset the action which causes them to lose the flow they had established.
In our second example, we have three players who are not abiding by the offensive principles. The first pass in the video leads to the ball being centered around the top of the key. The player who has the ball centered needs to automatically turn his attention to the two players on the bottom of the screen. The player with the ball doesn't make any real attempt to reverse the ball and ends up throwing back to the same side. We also have the two players at the bottom who are just standing there and not helping the situation. On the catch, they should have went into some cutting or screening action to reverse the ball. There very easily could have been a down screen or a flare screen set. The possession ends with a player having to take a very difficult shot off the dribble. Most youth and high school teams don't have players who can consistently make these types of shots.