Having well thought-out and well drilled attack plays is key to having a good season in college basketball. But there are common shortcomings in most strategies that leech their effectiveness. Here are some ways to bolster your attack and capitalize the most on your attacking talent.
Play to your strengths
A good coach would design strategies that channel the teams best abilities, rather going for an all-round display. You play to win, so there's nothing wrong with concentrating primarily on your best shooters and avoiding plays the team hasn't quite mastered.
Spread the play to open spaces
When the pain becomes crowded with players, instead of trying to force your way through, it's often more effective to spread the play over the court with passing and then penetrate again quickly through a combination of fakes, screens and other skills. Look for options constantly and don't charge bullishly in a clear pattern.
Develop abilities that pressurize and frustrate the opposition
Using foul shoots and regular screening are tactics that effectively rankle the opposition and disrupts their patterns of play. It's therefore wise to train the team to use these tools well during the match and give you small advantages in play that would increase chances of victory.
Developing your attack plays with these few, basic things in mind will give them more teeth and ease the pressure on the defense, giving you better hope in the new college basketball season.