To learn about basketball offense, the first thing you should read is this introduction to offenses and theory behind building a great offense. You will learn:
- The different types of offenses.
- How to choose an offense.
- How to construct your own high powered offense.
- The most important aspects when teaching an offense.
- Diagrams of the different cuts and screens.
- Sample offenses including Flex, 5 Out Motion, UCLA High Low, Quick Hitters, Umass Zone, and Tennesee Shuffle.
What is an offense?
An offense is your method to score baskets and get open shots against your opponent. Most coaches consider their offense to be a continuous motion or a play that can be run over and over again. It's common to have more than one offensive set, usually a primary offense and a secondary offense.
In addition, most basketball coaches will have a variety of set plays at their disposal. Set plays are usually just run through one time in special situations. For example, you might want to run a set play at the end of the game or when your offense is stagnant and you really need a basket. Then, if the set play doesn't work, you can flow into your primary offense.
Basketball Offense Tips and Articles
Man to Man Offenses
Don Kelbick's Motion Offense - A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing the Motion Offense
Michigan - Simple man offense for all levels.
5 Out Cutters Offense - Motion offense that was used by State Champs (and it can be taught in ONE day)! It can be used as a delay offense, primary offense, and can be used at any level.
1-3-1 Cutters - Great offense for youth & high school teams.