Coach Tom Sclafani is the director of Coaches Choice USA. This is a program on the AAU basketball circuit that has players from New Jersey, State Island, and Brooklyn, for both boys and girls. In addition to being an AAU program, the program also offers tournaments, clinics, instructional camps, a college recruitment service, scouting reports, individual showcases, and professional players and coaches management services.
Coach Sclafani explains explains that a point guard must have the right offensive attitude and approach to the game. Coach Sclafani’s criteria is provided in bullet points below:
- Set the tempo on offense.
In other words, the defense plays at your speed, the defense does not decide your speed.
- Know when to break and when to set up the offense.
- Be an offensive threat.
- Handle the ball with confidence and intensity.
- Make the easy pass.
- Read the defense and make good entry and continuation decisions.
- Eliminate mental errors.
- On deep penetration to the hoop, utilize a strong jump shot, shot fake if needed, and finish with an assist or shot.
- Shoot at least 80% from the foul line.