NBA 2K20 Controls

All of the controls in NBA 2K20 for XBOX One and PS4

PS4 Controls:

Shooting | Dribbling | Passing | Post Offense | Off-Ball Offense | Advanced Offense | Defense | Off-Ball Defense | Advanced Defense | On-The-Fly-Coaching

XBOX ONE Controls:

Shooting | Dribbling | Passing | Post Offense | Off-Ball Offense | Advanced Offense | Defense | Off-Ball Defense | Advanced Defense | On-The-Fly-Coaching

PS4 Controls

Shooting

Jump ShotMove and hold Right Stick then release OR
Press and hold Square then release.
Bank ShotMove and hold Right Stick up and release.
Free ThrowMove and hold Right Stick then release OR
Press and hold Square then release.
Normal LayupMove and hold Right Stick up while driving.
Runner / FloaterMove and hold Right Stick down while driving in close range.
Reverse LayupMove and hold Right Stick right while driving along the right baseline.
Euro Step LayupMove and hold Right Stick down left while driving with ball in right hand OR
Double tap Square while driving while holding Left Stick toward the off hand.
Cradle LayupMove and hold Right Stick down right while driving with the ball in right hand OR
Double tap Square while driving while holding Left Stick toward the ball hand.
Two-Hand DunkR2 + move and hold Right Stick up while driving.
Dominant or Off-Hand DunkR2 + move and hold Right Stick left or right. The Right Stick direction determines the dunking hand.
Flashy DunkR2 + move and hold Right Stick down while driving.
Pump FakeTap Square or quickly move and release Right Stick.
Hop GatherR2 + move and hold Right Stick down left or right OR
Tap Square while dribbling with Left Stick deflected.
Spin GatherRotate Right Stick clockwise then hold while driving with ball in right hand OR
Hold R2 + double tap Square.
Half Spin GatherRotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from right to up then hold while driving with ball in right hand.
Step ThroughPump fake, then move and hold Right Stick in any direction before the pump fake ends OR
Pump fake, then press and hold Square.
PutbackPress Square or move and hold Right Stick in any direction when attempting an offensive rebound.

Dribbling

SprintHold R2 + move Left Stick in any direction.
Signature Size-up ChainsPerform standing dribble moves in rapid succession to trigger special signature size-up combo moves.
In and OutR2 + move Right Stick up then quickly release.
HesitationMove Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Hesitation EscapeR2 + move Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
CrossoverMove Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Cross to Hesitation EscapeR2 + move Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Between Legs CrossMove Right Stick down left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Behind the BackMove Right Stick down then quickly release.
Behind the Back Wrap EscapeR2 + move Right Stick down then quickly release while stand dribbling.
StepbackR2 + move Right Stick down then quickly release while driving.
SpinRotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Half SpinRotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Hard Stop / StutterTap L2 while driving for a quick change of speed to break a defender off and set up an open shot. It's also useful for freezing them for a stop-and-go blowby to the hoop.
Hold Off DefendersHolding L2 allows you to use your body to shield off defenders while dribbling. Use it against trailing defenders to prevent them from getting around you, making it easier to finish at the rim.
Triple Threat Side JabMove Right Stick right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Front JabMove Right Stick up right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Quick JabMove Right Stick up then quickly release.
Triple Threat Mid-StepoverMove Right Stick up left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Full-StepoverMove Right Stick left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Pump FakeMove Right Stick down then quickly release.
Triple Threat Side HesitationR2 + move Right Stick left or right then quickly release.
Triple Threat Attack HesitationR2 + move Right Stick up left or up right then quickly release.
Triple Threat Start DribbleR2 + move Right Stick up then quickly release.
Triple Threat StepbackR2 + move Right Stick down then quickly release.
Triple Threat Spin-OutRotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Cross Spin-OutRotate Right Stick counter-clockwise then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).

Passing

Normal PassPress X to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Bounce PassPress Circle to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Lob PassPress Triangle to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Skip PassHold X to target a receiver farther away.
Fake PassPress Triangle + Circle while standing or driving to the hoop.
Jump PassPress Square + X while standing or driving to the hoop.
Icon PassPress R1 then press the action button of the desired receiver. Use Left Stick to lead the receiver in any direction.
Flashy PassDouble tap Circle to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Alley-oopDouble tap Triangle to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Alley-oop to SelfDouble tap Triangle + move Left Stick toward the hoop.
Lead to Basket PassPress and hold Triangle to make the selected receiver cut to the basket. Release Triangle to pass.
Full Receiver ControlPress and hold Circle to freely move the selected receiver with Left Stick. Release Circle to pass.(Full Receiver Control must be enabled in Controller Settings.)
Touch PassPress X before the initial receiver gets the ball. Use Left Stick to select second receiver.
Pro Stick PassPress and hold R1 + move Right Stick in the desired pass direction.
Give and GoPress and hold X until the receiver catches the ball. While keeping X held, use the Left Stick to move the initial passer, then release X to get the ball back.
Rolling InboundPress Triangle during baseline inbounds when no defenders are present.

Defense

Player SwapPress X to controler another defender that's close to the ball.
Intense-DPress and hold L2 to get into a low defensive stance.
BlockPress Triangle when near the shooter.
StealPress Square when near the dribbler or while in the passing lane.
Crowd DribblerPress and hold L2 and move Left Stick toward the dribbler.
Fast ShufflePress and hold L2 + R2, move Left Stick in any direction.
Hands UpMove and hold Right Stick up.
Hands OutMove and hold Right Stick left or right to defend the pass lane.
Shot ContestMove Right Stick up then quickly release.
Onball StealMove Right Stick down then quickly release.
Vertical ContestHold Left Stick away from the shooter and press Triangle.
Swat BlockHold R2 and press Triangle.
Take ChargePress and hold Circle.
FlopDouble tap Circle.
Post Pull ChairMove Left Stick away from the post ball handler, then quickly release (while being backed down).
Icon SwapPress R1 then press the action button of the desired defender to take control of them.

Post Offense

Enter and Leave PostPress and hold L2 to post up. Release L2 to leave the post and faceup.
Post PivotPress and hold L2 to post up. Move Left Stick in any direction then quickly release (while holding the ball).
Drive to KeyHold L2 to post up. Hold R2 + Left Stick toward the key then quickly release L2.
Drive to BaselineHold L2 to post up. Hold R2 + Left Stick toward the baseline then quickly release L2.
DropstepHold L2 to post up. Move and hold Left Stick left or right toward the hoop then tap Square.
Spin or DriveHold L2 to post up. Then, rotate Right Stick to either shoulder.
Switch FacingHold L2 to post up. Move Right Stick up then quickly release.
Spin or Drive StepbackHold L2 to post up. Hold R2 and move Right Stick left or right then quickly release.
Jab StepbackHold L2 to post up. Hold R2 and move Right Stick up then quickly release.
Straight StepbackHold L2 to post up. Hold R2 and move Right Stick down then quickly release.
Aggressive BackdownHold L2 to post up. Hold R2 + Left Stick toward the defender.
Avoid StealHold L2 to post up. Move Right Stick down and quickly release (while holding the ball).
Post LayupHold L2 to post up. Move Left Stick toward the hoop + hold Right Stick up left or up right.
Post HookHold L2 to post up. With Left Stick neutral, move and hold Right Stick up left or up right.
Post FadeHold L2 to post up. Move and hold Right Stick left or right away from the hoop.
Post Shimmy HookHold L2 to post up. With Left Stick neutral, hold R2 + move and hold Right Stick up left or up right.
Post Shimmy FadeHold L2 to post up. With Left Stick neutral, hold R2 + move and hold Right Stick down left or down right.
Post HopHold L2 to post up. Move and hold Left Stick left, right, or down then tap Square.
Post Pump FakeHold L2 to post up. Move Right Stick in any direction then quickly release (while holding the ball).
Post Up and UnderHold L2 to post up. Use Right Stick to pump fake, then let go of L2 and quickly move and hold Right Stick again before the pump fake ends.
Post Dunk AttemptHold L2 to post up. Hold R2 and move Left Stick + Right Stick up.

Off-Ball Offense

Jump BallPress Triangle or move Right Stick in any direction to jump for the ball.
Call for BallPress X to have the teammate pass you the ball.
Call for Alley-oopDouble tap Triangle while cutting toward the hoop.
Finish Alley-oopPress Square or move and hold Right Stick in any direction when receiving an alley-oop pass.
Set ScreenPress and hold Circle.
Call for ScreenPress L1 to have a teammate set a pick.
Offball JukeMove Right Stick left or right then quickly release.
Offball SpinRotate Right Stick clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Offball Get OpenPerform a Juke or Spin move, then hold R2 + Left Stick in any direction.
PutbackPress Square or move and hold Right Stick in any direction while the ball is in the air.
Post EngageHold L2 when near a defender.
Post SpinHold L2 to post up. Rotate Right Stick to either shoulder.
Post PushHold L2 to post up. Move Left Stick toward the defender.
Post TransitionHold L2 to post up. Move Right Stick toward the dribbler or the hoop.
Post Fight for PositionHold L2 to post up. Move Right Stick up or down when the defensive player attempts to transition.
Post DisengageRelease L2 or move Left Stick away from the defender.
Post Walk DownMove Left Stick and Right Stick toward the defender.

Off-Ball Defense

Box Out OpponentHold L2 when near an opponent after the ball has been shot.
ReboundPress Triangle after the ball hits the rim when a shot is missed.
BumpHold L2 while impeding the path of the offensive player.
Deny Hands OutMove and hold Right Stick in any direction when near an opponent.
Deny EngageMHold L2 when near an opponent while out in the perimeter.
Post Up EngageHold L2 when near an opponent while inside near the basket.
Post PushHold L2 to engage in the post. Move Left Stick toward the offensive player.
Post Pull ChairHold L2 to engage in the post. Move Right Stick in the same direction the offensive player is pushing.
Post TransitionHold L2 to engage in the post. Move Right Stick up, down, left, or right.
Post Fight for PositionHold L2 to engage in the post. Move Right Stick up or down when the offensive player attempts to transition.
Post Steal Entry PassHold L2 to engage in the post. Press Square as the ball is being passed in.
Post DisengageMove Left Stick away from the offensive player.
Dive For Loose BallRepeatedly press Square while chasing down a loose ball.

Advanced Offense

Call TimeoutClick Touchpad while on offense.
Positional PlaycallingPress L1 then R1, then press the teammate's action button. Follow the on-screen overlay to choose a play from the menu.
2K Smart PlaycallingPress D-Pad left and select 2K Smart Play to call quick plays and team-specific dynamic plays tailored to the situation and personnel on the floor.
Post UpPress L1 and select Post Up to use your team's best post scorer.
Quick IsolationPress L1 and select Isolation to use your team's best isolation scorer.
Dynamic Quick PlayPress Left on the D-Pad and then choose between two available Dynamic Quick Plays.
Pick Control BasicPress and hold L1 to have a teammate set a pick.
Pick Control SidePress and hold L1. Use Left Stick to choose the pick side.
Pick Control Roll or FadePress and hold L1. Use R1 to choose Roll or Fade.
Slip Screen and Early FadeOnce a pick is called, press L1 again at any time before the screener gets hit to have them Slip or Fade early.
Icon Pick ControlPress L1 then R1, then press and hold the teammate's action button to have them set the screen.
Running BaselineAfter a made basket, the player inbounding the ball may move along the baseline. Hold L2 and use Right Stick to move the inbounder.

Advanced Defense

Intentional FoulPress and hold Square when near the ball handler.
Double TeamPress and hold L1.
Icon Double TeamPress L1, then press the desired double teamer's action button.
Team Intentional FoulPress Back button to have the entire team attempt to foul the ball handler.
Defensive Pressure AdjustmentsPress L1, then press the action button of desired defender. Select a defensive strategy from the menu.

On-The-Fly-Coaching

Offensive Game PlanPress Right D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to select desired options.
Defensive Game PlanPress Right D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to select desired options.
SubstitutionsPress Down D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to sub in desired players.
Offensive StrategiesPress Left D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to select desired options.
Defensive SetsPress Left D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to select desired options.
Gameplay HUDPress Up D-Pad to view the currently controlled player's stats and skill grades.

XBOX ONE Controls

Shooting

Jump ShotMove and hold Right Stick then release OR
Press and hold X then release.
Bank ShotMove and hold Right Stick up and release.
Free ThrowMove and hold Right Stick then release OR
Press and hold X then release.
Normal LayupMove and hold Right Stick up while driving.
Runner / FloaterMove and hold Right Stick down while driving in close range.
Reverse LayupMove and hold Right Stick right while driving along the right baseline.
Euro Step LayupMove and hold Right Stick down left while driving with ball in right hand OR
Double tap X while driving while holding Left Stick toward the off hand.
Cradle LayupMove and hold Right Stick down right while driving with the ball in right hand OR
Double tap X while driving while holding Left Stick toward the ball hand.
Two-Hand DunkRT + move and hold Right Stick up while driving.
Dominant or Off-Hand DunkRT + move and hold Right Stick left or right. The Right Stick direction determines the dunking hand.
Flashy DunkRT + move and hold Right Stick down while driving.
Pump FakeTap X or quickly move and release Right Stick.
Hop GatherRT + move and hold Right Stick down left or right OR
Tap X while dribbling with Left Stick deflected.
Spin GatherRotate Right Stick clockwise then hold while driving with ball in right hand OR
Hold RT + double tap X.
Half Spin GatherRotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from right to up then hold while driving with ball in right hand.
Step ThroughPump fake, then move and hold Right Stick in any direction before the pump fake ends OR
Pump fake, then press and hold X.
PutbackPress X or move and hold Right Stick in any direction when attempting an offensive rebound.

Dribbling

SprintHold RT + move Left Stick in any direction.
Signature Size-up ChainsPerform standing dribble moves in rapid succession to trigger special signature size-up combo moves.
In and OutRT + move Right Stick up then quickly release.
HesitationMove Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Hesitation EscapeRT + move Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
CrossoverMove Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Cross to Hesitation EscapeRT + move Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Between Legs CrossMove Right Stick down left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Behind the BackMove Right Stick down then quickly release.
Behind the Back Wrap EscapeRT + move Right Stick down then quickly release while stand dribbling.
StepbackRT + move Right Stick down then quickly release while driving.
SpinRotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Half SpinRotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
Hard Stop / StutterTap LT while driving for a quick change of speed to break a defender off and set up an open shot. It's also useful for freezing them for a stop-and-go blowby to the hoop.
Hold Off DefendersHolding LT allows you to use your body to shield off defenders while dribbling. Use it against trailing defenders to prevent them from getting around you, making it easier to finish at the rim.
Triple Threat Side JabMove Right Stick right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Front JabMove Right Stick up right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Quick JabMove Right Stick up then quickly release.
Triple Threat Mid-StepoverMove Right Stick up left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Full-StepoverMove Right Stick left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Pump FakeMove Right Stick down then quickly release.
Triple Threat Side HesitationRT + move Right Stick left or right then quickly release.
Triple Threat Attack HesitationRT + move Right Stick up left or up right then quickly release.
Triple Threat Start DribbleRT + move Right Stick up then quickly release.
Triple Threat StepbackRT + move Right Stick down then quickly release.
Triple Threat Spin-OutRotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
Triple Threat Cross Spin-OutRotate Right Stick counter-clockwise then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).

Passing

Normal PassPress A to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Bounce PassPress B to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Lob PassPress Y to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Skip PassHold A to target a receiver farther away.
Fake PassPress Y + B while standing or driving to the hoop.
Jump PassPress X + A while standing or driving to the hoop.
Icon PassPress RB then press the action button of the desired receiver. Use Left Stick to lead the receiver in any direction.
Flashy PassDouble tap B to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Alley-oopDouble tap Y to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Alley-oop to SelfDouble tap Y + move Left Stick toward the hoop.
Lead to Basket PassPress and hold Y to make the selected receiver cut to the basket. Release Y to pass.
Full Receiver ControlPress and hold B to freely move the selected receiver with Left Stick. Release B to pass.(Full Receiver Control must be enabled in Controller Settings.)
Touch PassPress A before the initial receiver gets the ball. Use Left Stick to select second receiver.
Pro Stick PassPress and hold RB + move Right Stick in the desired pass direction.
Give and GoPress and hold A until the receiver catches the ball. While keeping A held, use the Left Stick to move the initial passer, then release A to get the ball back.
Rolling InboundPress Y during baseline inbounds when no defenders are present.

Defense

Player SwapPress A to controler another defender that's close to the ball.
Intense-DPress and hold LT to get into a low defensive stance.
BlockPress Y when near the shooter.
StealPress X when near the dribbler or while in the passing lane.
Crowd DribblerPress and hold LT and move Left Stick toward the dribbler.
Fast ShufflePress and hold LT + RT, move Left Stick in any direction.
Hands UpMove and hold Right Stick up.
Hands OutMove and hold Right Stick left or right to defend the pass lane.
Shot ContestMove Right Stick up then quickly release.
Onball StealMove Right Stick down then quickly release.
Vertical ContestHold Left Stick away from the shooter and press Y.
Swat BlockHold RT and press Y.
Take ChargePress and hold B.
FlopDouble tap B.
Post Pull ChairMove Left Stick away from the post ball handler, then quickly release (while being backed down).
Icon SwapPress RB then press the action button of the desired defender to take control of them.

Post Offense

Enter and Leave PostPress and hold LT to post up. Release LT to leave the post and faceup.
Post PivotPress and hold LT to post up. Move Left Stick in any direction then quickly release (while holding the ball).
Drive to KeyHold LT to post up. Hold RT + Left Stick toward the key then quickly release LT.
Drive to BaselineHold LT to post up. Hold RT + Left Stick toward the baseline then quickly release LT.
DropstepHold LT to post up. Move and hold Left Stick left or right toward the hoop then tap X.
Spin or DriveHold LT to post up. Then, rotate Right Stick to either shoulder.
Switch FacingHold LT to post up. Move Right Stick up then quickly release.
Spin or Drive StepbackHold LT to post up. Hold RT and move Right Stick left or right then quickly release.
Jab StepbackHold LT to post up. Hold RT and move Right Stick up then quickly release.
Straight StepbackHold LT to post up. Hold RT and move Right Stick down then quickly release.
Aggressive BackdownHold LT to post up. Hold RT + Left Stick toward the defender.
Avoid StealHold LT to post up. Move Right Stick down and quickly release (while holding the ball).
Post LayupHold LT to post up. Move Left Stick toward the hoop + hold Right Stick up left or up right.
Post HookHold LT to post up. With Left Stick neutral, move and hold Right Stick up left or up right.
Post FadeHold LT to post up. Move and hold Right Stick left or right away from the hoop.
Post Shimmy HookHold LT to post up. With Left Stick neutral, hold RT + move and hold Right Stick up left or up right.
Post Shimmy FadeHold LT to post up. With Left Stick neutral, hold RT + move and hold Right Stick down left or down right.
Post HopHold LT to post up. Move and hold Left Stick left, right, or down then tap X.
Post Pump FakeHold LT to post up. Move Right Stick in any direction then quickly release (while holding the ball).
Post Up and UnderHold LT to post up. Use Right Stick to pump fake, then let go of LT and quickly move and hold Right Stick again before the pump fake ends.
Post Dunk AttemptHold LT to post up. Hold RT and move Left Stick + Right Stick up.

Off-Ball Offense

Jump BallPress Y or move Right Stick in any direction to jump for the ball.
Call for BallPress A to have the teammate pass you the ball.
Call for Alley-oopDouble tap Y while cutting toward the hoop.
Finish Alley-oopPress X or move and hold Right Stick in any direction when receiving an alley-oop pass.
Set ScreenPress and hold B.
Call for ScreenPress LB to have a teammate set a pick.
Offball JukeMove Right Stick left or right then quickly release.
Offball SpinRotate Right Stick clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Offball Get OpenPerform a Juke or Spin move, then hold RT + Left Stick in any direction.
PutbackPress X or move and hold Right Stick in any direction while the ball is in the air.
Post EngageHold LT when near a defender.
Post SpinHold LT to post up. Rotate Right Stick to either shoulder.
Post PushHold LT to post up. Move Left Stick toward the defender.
Post TransitionHold LT to post up. Move Right Stick toward the dribbler or the hoop.
Post Fight for PositionHold LT to post up. Move Right Stick up or down when the defensive player attempts to transition.
Post DisengageRelease LT or move Left Stick away from the defender.
Post Walk DownMove Left Stick and Right Stick toward the defender.

Off-Ball Defense

Box Out OpponentHold LT when near an opponent after the ball has been shot.
ReboundPress Y after the ball hits the rim when a shot is missed.
BumpHold LT while impeding the path of the offensive player.
Deny Hands OutMove and hold Right Stick in any direction when near an opponent.
Deny EngageMHold LT when near an opponent while out in the perimeter.
Post Up EngageHold LT when near an opponent while inside near the basket.
Post PushHold LT to engage in the post. Move Left Stick toward the offensive player.
Post Pull ChairHold LT to engage in the post. Move Right Stick in the same direction the offensive player is pushing.
Post TransitionHold LT to engage in the post. Move Right Stick up, down, left, or right.
Post Fight for PositionHold LT to engage in the post. Move Right Stick up or down when the offensive player attempts to transition.
Post Steal Entry PassHold LT to engage in the post. Press X as the ball is being passed in.
Post DisengageMove Left Stick away from the offensive player.
Dive For Loose BallRepeatedly press X while chasing down a loose ball.

Advanced Offense

Call TimeoutPress Back button while on offense.
Positional PlaycallingPress LB then RB, then press the teammate's action button. Follow the on-screen overlay to choose a play from the menu.
2K Smart PlaycallingPress D-Pad left and select 2K Smart Play to call quick plays and team-specific dynamic plays tailored to the situation and personnel on the floor.
Post UpPress LB and select Post Up to use your team's best post scorer.
Quick IsolationPress LB and select Isolation to use your team's best isolation scorer.
Dynamic Quick PlayPress Left on the D-Pad and then choose between two available Dynamic Quick Plays.
Pick Control BasicPress and hold LB to have a teammate set a pick.
Pick Control SidePress and hold LB. Use Left Stick to choose the pick side.
Pick Control Roll or FadePress and hold LB. Use RB to choose Roll or Fade.
Slip Screen and Early FadeOnce a pick is called, press LB again at any time before the screener gets hit to have them Slip or Fade early.
Icon Pick ControlPress LB then RB, then press and hold the teammate's action button to have them set the screen.
Running BaselineAfter a made basket, the player inbounding the ball may move along the baseline. Hold LT and use Right Stick to move the inbounder.

Advanced Defense

Intentional FoulPress and hold X when near the ball handler.
Double TeamPress and hold LB.
Icon Double TeamPress LB, then press the desired double teamer's action button.
Team Intentional FoulPress Back button to have the entire team attempt to foul the ball handler.
Defensive Pressure AdjustmentsPress LB, then press the action button of desired defender. Select a defensive strategy from the menu.

On-The-Fly-Coaching

Offensive Game PlanPress Right D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to select desired options.
Defensive Game PlanPress Right D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to select desired options.
SubstitutionsPress Down D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to sub in desired players.
Offensive StrategiesPress Left D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to select desired options.
Defensive SetsPress Left D-Pad to bring up the menu. Follow the on-screen overlay to select desired options.
Gameplay HUDPress Up D-Pad to view the currently controlled player's stats and skill grades.