Youth Offense - Michigan
If you're a youth coach, this offense is continuous and has a very simple motion. Even if you're not a youth coach, I've seen this offense used at the High School Varsity level.
You want Players 4 & 5 to be your post players. You want players 1, 2, & 3 to have good ball handling skills. All your players will cover every spot on the floor after a few rotations.
- Your players should start in these positions.
- Soon as Player 1 comes down the court, Player 4 sets a down screen for Player 2 and Player 5 sets a down
screen for Player 3. Players 2 & 3 flash to the wings.
- After Players 4 & 5 set a screen, they should try to seal the
defender behind them and open up to the ball.
- After Player 1 throws the pass to Player 2, Player 4 sets a cross screen for Player 5 & Player 1 sets an away
screen for Player 3.
Player 5 explodes to the ball side and Player 3 comes to the top of the key.
You also have the option to have Player 4 post for one or two seconds to see if he can get good post position on his defender before he sets the screen for Player 5. Player 1 would wait to set the screen for Player 3 until Player 4 turns to go set the screen.
- If Player 5 comes across the lane wide open, Player 2 should hit him with the pass. If he is not open, Player 2
should pass the ball to Player 3 at the top of the key.
Now, they are in their original formation again and they can continue to run the offense from there.
- Player 2 sets the screen for Player 5 & Player 1 sets the screen for Player 4.