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Single Gap Spacing Issues

Single Gap Spacing Issues

A look at single gaps and spacing issues that can arise in five-out alignments. Five-out alignments are common in all levels of basketball. While the five-out does open the lane and can be effective in pulling defenses away from the rim, it does have it’s drawbacks. The most notable drawback being the predominance of single

Phoenix Suns Motion

Phoenix Suns Motion

The Phoenix Suns removed the interim tag from Earl Watson’s title and awarded him the head coaching position this summer. Having a full training camp Watson has the opportunity to put in the offensive sets he wants to run. The Suns have plenty of tools, a trio of young guards who can shoot and run

March 11, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN. U.S. - Michigan State Spartans guard Bryn Forbes #5 hits a shot over Ohio State Buckeyes center Trevor Thompson #32 in the first half during the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference mens basketball tournament between Michigan State and Ohio State at the Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN...Michigan State 81, Ohio State 54.Mark Davis/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Mark Davis/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Michigan State Down Screens

Michigan State (#2 seed, Midwest Region) is making their customary push into March led by player-of-the year candidate Denzel Valentine. But Valentine is not the only weapon Tom Izzo has at his disposal. Sharpshooting guard Bryn Forbes (14.4 ppg, .484 3P%) has been scorching the nets of late. The Spartans often set down screens to free

January 17, 2016: Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig #24 dribbles off a screen during the NCAA Basketball game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State 77-76. John Fisher/CSM(Credit Image: © John Fisher/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Motion Offense – Rescreen Situations

Two screening situations in your motion offense where “rescreens” can be an effective tactic.  There are instances in motion offense where screening just once is not enough. Effective screeners know how to slip, second cut and space themselves within the alignment of the offense after setting a screen. But often a rescreen is the best

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Five Common Motion Offense Trouble Spots

Troubleshooting five common sticking points in four-out motion offense As part of our mentoring program and online clinics, I work with high school basketball coaches across the country on step-by-step implementation of four-out motion offense. The preseason saw us work through proper drill progressions, practice planning techniques and now that the season is here, film

NCAA Basketball, 2015: Duke Blue Devils guard Derryck Thornton #12 in action during the Duke Blue Devils opening practice in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC. Reagan Lunn/CSM(Credit Image: � Reagan Lunn/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Motion Offense – Practice Design And Structure

Tips for planning and structuring highly connected daily practice plans for read-based motion offense.   Motion Offense is about decision making. Players must learn to read defenders, teammates, screens and spacing and make corresponding decisions. Developing that ability requires a motion offense centered practice to look quite different from traditional practices. With sets and continuities,

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