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Motion Offense – Rip Series

Motion Offense – Rip Series

Tips for improving the inside-out game in your four-out motion offense by executing the “Rip Series” on post entry.  In an earlier volume, we discussed various ways to involve the post player in four-out motion offense. They can be a vital part of the screening game or simply a “garbage player” who gathers putbacks and

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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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Motion Offense – Implementing Dribble Handoffs

Tips for implementing dribble handoffs into a four-out motion offense while staying within the screening rules.  The dribble handoff is an action that is increasing in popularity at all levels of basketball. Many coaches are using dribble handoffs much the same as ball screens. The goals are to create a switch, give a player an

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#MotionOffenseTips – Outside Cuts

Using FastDraw as an educational tool, these two videos are tutorials on the fundamentals of the most basic element of motion offense – the downscreen. The four basic cuts of motion offense can be place into two categories and these videos detail the two outside cuts (Out Cut & Straight Cut). Coaching and teaching points

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Motion Offense – Four-Player Drills

In Vol. 7 of the FastModel Motion Offense Forum we progress to four-player drills to teach passing, screening, cutting, floor balance and reading the defense. In building and refining a motion offense, especially one of the four-out variety, you will rely more heavily upon four-player drills than any other drill grouping. The carryover from practice

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Motion Offense – Three-Player Drills

In Vol. 6 of the FastModel Motion Offense Forum we progress to three-player drills to teach passing, screening, cutting, floor balance and reading the defense.  If you have been following this series on building a motion offense you have probably noticed a few patterns in the progressions. First, introduce the concept without a defense. Second, add

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