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WNBA Coaches Game Plan


The WNBA Coaches' Game Plan assists
basketball coaches at all levels in teaching the fundamentals of the game.
But it can also help younger players, both girls and boys, to learn the
game as well. Just follow this instructional guide and connect with others
in the Fan Voice to share your passion and knowledge of the game.
Featured Skill of
the Week
Sliding Behind Screens
The latest skill is one that many coaches
have adopted and taken to teaching to players at all levels. Sliding
behind screens enable defenders to maintain a good position between
the ball and the basket. It relies on communication between teammates.

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Skills
Shooting
Defense
Passing
Jump Shot
Rebounding
Chest Pass
Free Throws
On-the-Ball Defense
Bounce Pass
The Lay Up
Helping Out
Behind The Back
Defensive Slides
Overhead Passing
Footwork
Dribbling
Screens
Pivot
Basic Dribbling
Setting Screens
The Drop Step
Crossover Dribble
Fighting Over
Screens
Denial Defense
Switching on
Screens
More Plays
The Give and Go
This week's featured play is one of the
most basic plays in basketball. One player "gives," or passes the
ball to a teammate, then "goes" and cuts to the basket to receive
a return pass for the shot. It works at every level.

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The Back Door Pass
This week's featured play is, when executed
properly, one of the most valuable scoring plays in all of basketball.
A post player has to sell the fake on the wing, then cut to the basket
and receive a good pass from a teammate underneath the basket.

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The Pick and Roll
While the pick is something that players
of all ages and experiences can learn, the roll often takes longer
to master. Both the dribbler and the player screener must be on the
same page for the play to work.

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And check back often as we will add new skills each week!

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