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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2017, 12:12 

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Hello. We are just finishing up our third grade season and I am starting to take notes as to what we will need to work on for next season.

We did not run offensive plays this season, but I will implementing some for their 4th grade season.

I recently purchased your Motion Offense DVD's as well as your Attack & Counter DVD's by Don Kelbick. Awesome stuff!

My question is:
If you have only two practices a week (when basketball season arrives ) to install a motion offense and also try to work on skills and technique taught in your Attack & Counter DVD's, how would you go about doing so?

Our practices are only one hour to one hour and 15 minutes long.

I don't want to screw up and focus on one thing more than another. That's why I figured I would contact you since I will be using your DVD's as a reference point.

I appreciate your time and look forward to your response.

PostPosted: 20 Feb 2017, 16:14 
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I wouldn't hold out much hope for 4th graders to hold onto an offense. Motion offense is the right thing to do for them.

Since a motion offense is based in skills, your skill work is very important and shouldn't be sacrificed. I think that at least 75% of your practice should be skills.

However, in your skill work, you can work motion concepts into your work. Working on shooting, then shooting off screens is a natural progression. It is a simple step to go from 1 player drills, to 2 player drills, 3 player drills and then to live 3 player drills.

I spend a lot of time playing 3 on 3 and eventually 4 on 4 to install the motion. Doing that, it is also easy to go backwards and take the movements you want in those situations and create skill drills from them.

Does that help?

Don Kelbick

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