This is one of my favorite drills, because it can be used for your motion offense and
defense at the same time. It improves all of your defensive and
offensive fundamentals. The defense faces game-like situations, while the offense utilizes offensive fundamentals to score.
Practice this drill with 4 on 4 or 5 on 5.
You provide a situation for the offense:
For example, offense can only set back screens.
This does two things:
- Teaches the defense how to defend back screens.
- Teaches the offense how to play while setting back screens.
On your command, the offense tries to score.
If the offense scores, defense stays out there until they get a stop.
If the defense gets a stop, the next squad rotates in. If there are not enough players to rotate, offense and defense switches.
Any time a possession is over, the player with the ball speed dribbles to the half-court line to start again. The defense and offense
sprint to their starting positions.
You can have one coach watch the offense and another coach watch the defense.
These are some other sample situations. I'm sure you can come up with more.
Designated screen - All screens are down screens. All screens are ball screens. And so on.
Designated cut - After a pass, all cuts are basket cuts.
Designated shooter - Pick a player and all screens are set for this particular player and only this player shoots.
No dribble - Offense can not utilize the dribble to score.
Lay up only in the first 5 passes.
Two ball reversals before an attempted dribble penetration.
Ball must touch post before a jump shot.
Ball must touch the post twice before a 3-point shot.
All 3's must come on a pass from the post.
You can use these situations alone or in combinations.
i dont use the motion offense as a offense in my gams or game plan. i use it as a teaching tool when preparing players coming up to play on my varsity squad. the same way described here; using it as situational drills. the motion offense is a great way to coach court awareness and eveluate athletic skill. when you add things like, cones and extra players, or any training aids, you can develop fast quick responsive sharp eyed and disciplined players that will function like a hunting pack. i use it to teach creating fast breaks and disrupting a fast break. the motion offense is a fundamentals offense that opens doors to infinity in bball. using it this way also helps our boys and girls frosh jv & varsity squads recognize other offenses and key plays/players utilized. thank you for sharing this.
I have enjoyed the game of basketball for years and have assistant coached for a few of those years.
This year was the first year I was head coach to a vibrant group of 7 year olds. Although we did not utilize the motion offense, thank you for offering a variety fun, fundemental skill appropriate drills.
I have been coaching for 28 years and I have found this web site by accident about 5 months ago.
This is a great site. It's very interesting to hear other experiences from people who have used the site.
I currently run clinics 3 times a week for kids. My total enrollment is 56 players. Not bad during the offseason. We do use some of the drills that has been put out here. I do recommend the shooting drills and the ball handling drills e-books. If you are an experienced coach or an inexperienced coach you will find these helpful. Also remember, kids need to have fun! If they are having fun they will want to be there, if they are not you may lose some and you could have a diamond in the rough.