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How to Coach and Teach Hartmanís T-Game Half-Court Basketball Offense - Continued

The single-post continuity works best during the years you find it necessary to keep Big Dog #5 close to the basket. There will be times in your coaching career when you have a slow big man whoís talents are simply limited to low-post moves and offensive rebounding. In the years that Big Dog can hit the basket with regularity from the outside it would be more beneficial to use the more flexible and effective Triple-Post Continuity.

Triple-Post Continuity

Flexibility is its prime advantage. The triple-post continuity permits you to freely interchange your front court men at the corner, low-post, or high-post. It is an excellent offense for a team who has three forwards and no true center. For example, should the corner man be pressed, he can reverse his position to the low-post and lets the low-post go out to the corner to receive the pass to start the offense. Equally important, if your man in the high post, or corner, has a height advantage over his opponent, he can exploit this mismatch by sliding into the more advantageous low post. We simply want the three spots filled, a passer in the corner, a low post, and a high post.

T-Gsme basketbal offense diagramT-13
On the pass from #4 to #2, #5 moves to the other side of the lane. #3 remains high. #1 comes across to meet the pass from #2.
T-Gsme basketbal offense diagramT-14
The #2 to #1 pass signals the attack to the other side of the court. After #1 receives the pass from #2, he dribble penetrates as shown in the diagram. #5 moves out to become an outlet for #1. #3 moves across the high-post area, but prepared to go low when #1 passes to #5. #4 moves along the baseline.
T-Gsme basketbal offense diagramT-15
#1 passes to #5 in the corner. #3 goes low. #4 moves to the high post. #1 shallow cuts exchanging positions with #2.

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