With Sylvia Hatchell, University of North CarolinaHead Women's Basketball Coach; NCAA Championship Coach.
Carolina women's basketball is synonymous with fast break basketball. Points in Coach Hatchell's system come from three areas; fast break, second chance points and off turnovers. An emphasis during practices includes the art of reading fast break situations. The 3-2 Fast Break Drill and the 2-on-1 Break Situation are good teaching drills for decision-making - shot selection and passing angles are presented many times during these drills. A good outlet is the key to getting the ball quickly down the floor and Hatchell shows outlet drills to start the break. The entire fast break is displayed in 5-0 drills that emphasize the outlet, running lanes down the floor and aggressive play by the point guard to finish the break. Next, Hatchell installs a quick moving, screening offense that can be used from junior high to the college level. Using the full court, she instructs players to run the break followed by this quick screening offense. The "Slice" concept is introduced as a way to get the ball down the floor quicker by the point guard. Hatchell concludes by sharing some excellent half court and out of bounds plays for scoring in crucial parts of the game. All of the concepts presented are conducive to pushing the ball quickly down the floor and scoring!
60 minutes. 2007.