Running Wide Lanes

Once the rebound has been secured, the second guard and forward must sprint, getting to half way, without watching the ball. A common mistake is that players do not start running until the outlet pass has been made, however the result of this is that the point guard does not then have anyone to pass ahead to.

In general, players must run towards the nearest sideline, however if there is a teammate ahead of them, they should cross to the other sideline. Once they have reached the half way line, they should turn their head (“chin to shoulder”) so that they can see any pass that is thrown to them, or if help is needed they can move back towards