#MotionOffenseTips – Inside Cuts

By Randy Sherman

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 inside cuts (Curl & Back Cut).

Coaching and teaching points include:

  • Alignment
  • Spacing
  • Screening Angles
  • Terminology
  • Reading the Defense
  • Much More!

Curl Cut

Reading the curl cut when a defender trails the cutter.

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Back Cut

Reading the back cut when the defender overplays the downscreen.

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Continue the motion offense conversation: 

Explore and use the Twitter hashtag #MotionOffenseTips as well!

Any questions: randy@radiusathletics.com Happy to talk hoops any time day or night! If you would like to be added to the motion offense mailing list, email and let me know!



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Randy Sherman is the owner and founder of Radius Athletics - a basketball coaching consulting firm - where he consults with basketball coaches at all levels on coaching philosophy, practice planning, Xs & Os and teaching a conceptual style of basketball. While a head basketball coach at the the interscholastic level, Sherman's teams won 197 games in nine seasons.

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