Author Archives: Cody Toppert

Nov. 30, 2014 - TERRY STOTTS coaches during a timeout. The Portland Trail Blazers play the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Moda Center on November 30, 2014. (Credit Image: � David Blair/ZUMA Wire)

Offensive Trends – C Game (New Motion)

Offensive Trends – C Game (New Motion)

Turn on any NBA game and plenty of college games and you will most certainly see some variation of an offense ran through the elbows, similar to horns but not quite.  This offense is commonly referred to as C-Game, Push or as I have referred to it as the “New Motion.”  There are man reads

April 27, 2015 - MARC GASOL (33) looks to pass. The Portland Trail Blazers play the Memphis Grizzlies at the Moda Center on April 27, 2015. (Credit Image: � David Blair/ZUMA Wire)

Playing Off the Post

In the game of basketball getting the ball to the post can create a plethora of opportunities everywhere on the court.  One of the biggest lost arts is post entry passing.  The majority of this issue is because the guards love to dominate the scoring and play making.  Unfortunately today, even at the highest levels,

Dec. 17, 2014 - St. Louis, Missouri, U.S - St. Louis Billiken guard ASH YACOUBOU (3) uses the screen from St. Louis Billiken forward MILIK YARBROUGH (4) to get away from University of Texas-Pan America guard SHAQUILLE BOGA (5) during a non conference game  between St. Louis University Billikens and the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) played in St. Louis, MO. at Chaifetz Arena.  Where St. Louis defeated UTPA 75-69 (Credit Image: © Richard Ulreich/ZUMA Wire)

Mastering the Pick and Roll

Keeping offense simple but structured allows players to work instinctively within a system.  In past newsletters I have discussed Horns action and Pitch early offense action but while both Horns and Pitch can be executed quickly, often times getting into action within the first 6-8 seconds of a possession and attacking the first available advantage

Advanced Horns Action

Coaches, I hope this note finds you well and that your team is experiencing much success on the court.  Below is a newsletter, the first of many in which myself and other members of our staff at ELEV|8 will cover a plethora of topics from game observations, to skill development, to scouting, to offense, defense and more.  Hopefully

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