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- 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
Before getting into specific offenses, it's important for your to know the ins and out of setting screens. You can learn more about setting screens by checking out this article.
It's also important to develop a team oriented offense. Here are a few tips on how to build a "team" oriented offense.
Offense Tips - The Easy Way to Teach Basketball Offense
Bobby Knight's Simple Offense Tip On Screens & Why You May Never Use Down Screens Again
The 5 Offensive Strategies that ALL Coaches Should Employ
How To Use And Set A Pick In Basketball
Executing The Basketball Pick and Roll
7 Important Offense Selection Tips
3 Critical Player Development Tips For Your Offense
Man to Man Offenses
Don Kelbick's Motion Offense - A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing the Motion Offense
Basketball Motion Offense - Learn How to Develop a Better Motion Offense and Win More Games
Michigan - Simple man offense for all levels.
The Dynamic Flex Offense With Video
Ball Screen / Pick and Roll Continuity Offense
Basketball Pick and Roll Offense
The Open Post Motion Offense
The Dribble Drive Motion Offense
High Low Offensive System
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.
Duke Motion Offense
North Carolina Motion Offense
Yo Yo - Simple zone offense for all levels.
Motion Offense Against Zone - Attacking ZONE Defenses with a Motion Offense
3 Simple Strategies to Attack a Zone Defense
Offense Against Junk Defenses
Offense Tips Against Junk Defenses (Box-and-1 & Triangle-and-2)
Fast Break / Transition Offenses
How To Run The Basketball Fast Break Offense and Transition Offense - Philosophy, Offenses, Drills
Carolina Fast Break Offense
Suns Fast Break Offense
Foul Shot Fast Break Offenses
3 Unorthodox Ways to Score in Transition
Basketball Press Breaker Offense
Motion Offense - Question and Answers
- Getting your best player the ball and how to handle your less-talented shooters.
- This offense is just like playing pickup. Do you recommend it to youth teams or 5th graders to be specific?
- Would you please tell me the difference between your eBook "How to Develop a High Scoring Motion Offense" and the "Read and React" offense that Coach Rick Torbett is teaching?
- I am coaching 4th grade girls this year. at what point do you introduce the positions in basketball? How do you go about
doing that? I realize fundamentals are the key. After you teach shooting, rebounding, passing, defense, dribbling, what is the
next step to take with these kids? When does setting screens, cutting to the basket, a basic offense and reviewing the
positions on the floor start?
- 7th Grade Girls BBall Tryouts - Who should I use to break pressure? What motion set should I use? What plays should I use for motion offense?
- Coaching Youth Basketball with Limited Time (1 Practice a Week)
- I've got a 6'9? kid actually that's going Division 1 next year. I want to make sure that our number one rule is that every third, fourth touch is a post touch. Does this rule sound like a good rule for the motion offense?