3 Flex Offense Entry Plays From the 1-4 High Set
These 3 flex plays will get you a number of different scoring opportunities attacking the basket via UCLA screens, rub screens, and ball screens. And if the defense collapses, you will get wide open jump shots due to the great spacing.
The 1-4 high is a very flexible entry that you can run a number of ways. You can run quick hitters from the 1-4 and/or use it to initiate your flex offense.
Take a look at three different flex plays from the 1-4 high set below...
Flex Play #1 - Pass To Wing
Here is a video clip of the pass to wing option from Don Kelbick's Hybrid Flex Offense.
The point guard can pass to any player. In this example, the point guard passes to the wing.
The player on the strong side elbow (player 5), sets a UCLA screen for 1.
2 looks for player 1 cutting the basket.
5 and 4 pop to a wing. 3 drops to the corner.
Players are now in their flex spots.
If 1 isn't open, 2 can pass to 5. 5 can make a guard to guard pass to 4 and the flex offense has been initiated. (Note: if 4 is covered, he/she can screen away, which is the pressure release for the basic flex offense.)
Flex Play #2 - Pass To Post
In this example, the point guard passes to a post player (on the elbow).
After the pass, 1 rubs off the weakside post and goes to the block.
4 looks for 1 cutting to the block.
3 and 2 drop to the corners and 5 pops out (into their flex spots).
Players are now in their spots and can go right into flex.
Flex Play #3 - Strong Side Ball Screen Option
Here's how you can run the strong side ball screen option from the 1-4 high entry.
1 passes to 2.
1 runs the UCLA cut.
5 sets a ball screen. 2 uses the ball screen and attacks.
3 cuts to the corner. 4 cuts to the wing.
2 can look to score or pass to 4.
5 cuts to the corner and players are now in their flex spots and can immediately start the base flex offense.
Related Pages & Helpful Resources
Using the Flex Offense Versus a Zone Defense
Flex Offense Plays - Strong Side Ball Screen Off Corner Pass
The Dynamic Flex Offense With Video - Basketball Continuity Offense
Flex Offense Drills - Screen the Screener Shooting Drill
|The Hybrid Flex Offense with Don Kelbick|
This DVD set includes the basic flex pattern, how to introduce hybrid options and motion counters, how to teach the flex, 8 alternate entries to disguise and initiate the flex offense, how to handle all defensive situations such as pressure and switching, 5 highly effective scoring options out of the flex offense, and flex drills to develop the offense. This DVD is 80 minutes long and neatly organized ... (more info)
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