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PostPosted: 21 Jul 2014, 17:53 

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Hello all.

I'm helping coach 6th-8th girls school league this fall. We have one 8th grader who can shoot lights out and take over a game. One 8th grader who I have confidence to give the ball to at any time (but not quite as automatic as the other girl). Two 8th grade post players who can move and rebound well. And finally, one 6th grader in my starting lineup.

As seems to be the trend in our league, I'm expecting a lot of zone and box-1.

This is actually my first year helping to coach this age group and I've been given offensive duties. Before this, I've coached 5th-6th grade girls and my offensive options were limited.

Do you have any recommendations on what type (s) of offenses to run given my situation?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: 22 Jul 2014, 06:09 
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I'm a motion offense guy and we run that regardless of what we face. We do make some adjustments against zone and encourage players to get in gaps a little more. But for the most part it's the same as motion versus man -- lots of ball movement, player movement, spacing, and just playing.

For us, it's all about skill and player development -- spending most of the time on that... versus leaning continuities, plays, etc.

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PostPosted: 16 Oct 2014, 19:19 

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I have seen box and 1 torn up by putting an offensive player on each box, then having your player being man to man defended run the baseline, using those post players as screeners, running around them and reading what they do. Often if the defender trails, the star is open on curls. If the defenders on the post leaves to help, it leaves the post players open for dump offs.

The other key is the top two guards dribbling in and making the top two defenders commit one way so they can get rid of the ball.

DON'T just have your best player stand in the corner and play 4 on 4. That works when you have better talent, but you want to keep your best player involved.


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PostPosted: 17 Oct 2014, 07:31 
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There were a couple of things we did that worked pretty well.

1- Have the player being boxed set a good screen for your next best player. If they don't help, he will be wide open, if the y do, he can set the screen and then open up to the ball.

2- We overlaoded one side, stack one one box and one other player on the other box.... that side you can play a two man game and on the double stack side... the point guard can attack the top defender... one of the players on the box can step out, that puts you 3 on 2 on that side

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I have seen box and 1 torn up by putting an offensive player on each box, then having your player being man to man defended run the baseline, using those post players as screeners, running around them and reading what they do. Often if the defender trails, the star is open on curls. If the defenders on the post leaves to help, it leaves the post players open for dump offs.


This also woeks very well Brian.


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