5-On-4 Box Play #1A (“Point Drag”) & Play #1B (“Fake Drag”)

BEGINNER POWER PLAY

1A. "Point Drag" 

  • Just before the point player arrives at the shooter position, the shooter that is already there should seal their check down and in toward the middle.

1B. "Fake Drag"

  • The point player passes around the horn, receives a pass back, then carries ("drags") the ball toward the same-handed shooter position.
  • As the point player "drags," the same-handed shooter pretends to set an on-ball seal, but instead sets an off-ball pick for the opposite-side shooter.  As the point player is dragging they pass to the shooter a split-second before they come around the pick. 
  • After receiving the pass, the ball carrier can shoot (Option #2) around the seal or sometimes step into the middle for an inside shot if the opportunity presents itself (Option #1).

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