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Five Common Motion Offense Trouble Spots

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

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,

#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.

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

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

#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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