1) Version 1 O1 dribbles to the right wing as O5 screens down for O2. As O2 catches the pass at the top from O1, O3 sets a backscreen for O4 for the lob. 2) Version 2 O1 dribbles to the left wing as O5 and O3 cut out to open areas. O2 comes from the right block to set a backscreen for O4 for the lob. … [Read more...]
Browse through these basketball motion offenses, continuity offenses, quick hitters, set plays, and motion offense breakdown drills to find something that will help your basketball team score more point and win more games! The basketball offenses and plays here are ideal for using against man-to-man defenses.
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Purpose: This series of basketball drills teaches the players five moves to make without the basketball in order to get open; the backdoor cut, buttonhook cut, square cut, fade cut, and dip move. 1) Drill: Moving without the ball is one of the most important aspects of the game and also one of the least worked on. The following five moves are … [Read more...]
This play is designed as a quick hitter to get O3 open for a shot. O1 dribbles to the left wing, O4 and O5 set a double screen for O3, looking for the shot. 'Double' can also be run to the other side for O2. The players should know what to do to either side, depending upon the point guard's choice. [adrotate banner="8"] … [Read more...]
The flex offense is a patterned, continuity offense that makes effective use of backscreens to create easy and open scoring opportunities. There are also other cuts, flashes, and movements to create open shots. The flex offense diagrammed here is the basic flex offense. The flex requires good offensive spacing and good timing between the passes, … [Read more...]
The open middle quick hitter is a pick and roll play that gives the point guard 5 options. It is a simple play to run and with a point guard who understands his options, this play is very effective in getting an easy and open scoring opportunity. The play starts with the point guard (1) to the right of the key. The play is initiated when #5 … [Read more...]
This box set quick hitter makes use of a diagonal screen and a cross screen to get a scoring opportunity from the low post. To initiate the play, the point guard, O1, takes it on the dribble to the left wing. O3 sets a diagonal screen and O4 sets a cross screen for O5, who cuts to the left block. O2 cuts to the top, rubbing his defender off … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach players the options from the pass-and-go-behind maneuver. Drill: This drill uses 2 players. Player 2 makes a V-cut to the basket, as shown. Player 1 passes the ball to Player 2 and then goes behind to get the handoff. Player 1 now works on the following three plays: Get handoff and drive directly to the basket for a … [Read more...]
1) This 'screen the screener' play is a nice play to run as a secondary option to the fast break. The point guard, O1, brings the basketball to right wing as the others arrange themselves in the box set. This play is essentially designed for O2, probably the best scoring threat. As O1 dribbles over to the wing, O2 sets a cross screen for O3. … [Read more...]
This backdoor quick hitter from the box set is great when facing tough man to man defensive pressure. When the point guard (1), gets the basketball across halfcourt and towards the top of the key, #2 and #3 both cut hard from the low block to the wing. #1 can choose to go to either high post for the pass. In this diagram, #1 chooses #5. As #5 … [Read more...]
The swing offense, made popular by Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, is a very effective offense when executed properly. The players must make precise cuts and set solid screens. With the swing offense, it is also essential that the timing of the cuts, screens and passes be performed in good manner. 1) The Swing Offense This diagram shows the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop the dribble-drive -- adding explosiveness to the move. Drill: Line or player at top. Coach/player with basketball on the wing. The player makes a V-cut away from the ball and cuts back hard to top, receiving the pass. Upon receiving the pass, the player will fake, then dribble at the cone and turn the corner sharp for a … [Read more...]
1) The 4 around 1 Power Set Motion Offense can be a useful offensive set if you have player you would like to isolate. This is an inside attack that enables a team to take advantage of favorable matchups, to get high percentage shots, and to get into the bonus situation quickly. The formation takes the shape of a box with the 'power' player (5) … [Read more...]