Motion Offense articles

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 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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#MotionOffenseTips – Flare Screens

Using FastDraw as an educational tool, this video is a tutorial on the fundamentals of a basic element of motion offense – the Flare Screen. The flare screen is one of the most common screens in four-out motion offense. Setting the screen properly and with excellent timing adds a dangerous element to your offensive attack.

January 25, 2015: Rhode Island Rams guard Biggie Minnis (10) on the fastbreak during the first half of an NCAA basketball game between the St. Bonaventure Bonnies and Rhode Island Rams at the Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island. Rhode Island defeated St. Bonaventure 53-48. Anthony Nesmith/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Anthony Nesmith/Cal Sport Media/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Motion Offense – Transition Attack

Tips for connecting the primary break attack with four-out motion offense as seamlessly as possibly.   While building a motion offense with excellence in the halfcourt in mind is vital, flowing into that offense from the transition game can improve possessions. Designing an up-tempo transition offense that connects with your motion offense is paramount. Being “seamless” is

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