Sunday, December 12, 2010

Laterals after turnover

I was watching the Villanova vs. App State the other day and Villanova picked the ball off and the defender lateraled it to a teammate. This got me thinking, do teams still practice this?

I think that it would be an interesting concept to explore. I have asked some coaching friends and we have come up with a couple of rules when it should not be implemented.

Turnover in opponents red zone.
Turnover when the game has been iced
Turnover late in the game that allows the offense one more shot at the opposing defense.

Any comments?

1 comment:

  1. We don't work on laterals. Rather, we work on getting to the nearest sideline after an interception or any turnover. That way, we all know where we are going and the blockers can set a wall instead of it being "total" chaos. We do it as a conditioning drill. However, we could easily turn into a situational thing and toss out the situations you listed.