The Open Post Motion Offense - with Lason Perkins
If you run any type of motion offense -- or if you're looking for a new offense, secondary offense, or delay of game offense, then you need to seriously consider the Open Post Motion Offense DVD by Lason Perkins. We highly recommend this DVD to coaches at any level.
Just a few reasons you would want to use this offense include:
- It gives you great spacing.
- You can use it with any talent level.
- It's good for youth and all ages.
- There is constant movement.
- It's EASY to teach.
- You can score lots of points with it.
- It can be used as a primary, secondary, or delay of game offense.
Who is Lason Perkins?Lason Perkins is recognized globally as one of basketball's brightest coaching minds. Having coached at every level of basketball from elementary school to the professional ranks, Coach Perkins is renowned for his creative schemes and grasp of Xs and Os, which have in constant contact with coaches from around the world looking to utilize his insight and teachings. Coach Perkins resides in Cary, North Carolina.
What some of the best coaches in the world have to say about Coach Perkins
"Any time I see that Lason Perkins has come out with something regarding basketball offense, I want to get a good look at it. He is a true student of the game and has a gift for teaching offense and keeping it simple for coaches and players."
- Don Meyer
All-time leader in coaching wins in NCCA men's basketball history. Retired in 2010 at Northern State University.
"When it comes to basketball on the offensive end of the court, Lason Perkins has great ideas and concepts. His DVDs should be part of your coaching library.
- Fran Fraschilla
Former men's basketball college coach and current ESPN broadcast analyst.
"Lason Perkins has been sharing excellent basketball ideas for years. If you are a teacher of basketball, you have to get your hands on his books and DVDs. You will not be disappointed."
- Kevin Eastmen
Current assistant coach for the 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics.
What is the Open Post Motion Offense?
The Open Post Offense is a "type" of motion offense that Lason Perkins has developed and had great success with over the years.
Coach Perkins developed specific motion offense "rules" that make this offense unique and make it very flexible for coaches at any level.
As implied by the title, the offense utilizes an open post (spread) alignment. This makes the offense easy to teach and also makes it very flexible. You can use this offense whether if you have all guards or you have several good post players.
The offense is based on spreading out the defense and lots of movement.
What's in the DVD?
Chapter 1 - Introduction
- History - how the open post offense came about
- Why use the OPEN POST offense?
- "A Little Extra"
Chapter 2 - Basic Elements
You start by learning the main rules and concepts of the offense. Coach Perkins's philosophy is that Movement + Passing = Points.
He goes over the simple motion offense rules that give you organized movement, good passing, and lots of points.
- Fundamental rules
- On-court explanation with Coach Perkins
Chapter 3 - Points of Emphasis
Coach Perkins explains 7 important concepts that you need to emphasize so you can maximize scoring opportunities and make this offense effective.
- Catch and face the basket
- Be ready on the weak side
- Reasons to use the dribble
- Ball reversal
- Verbal and visual communication
- Shorten the passing lane
- Defensive transition
Chapter 4 - Cutting Series
Now you get into the main components and options of the offense. You get on court demonstrations and whiteboard diagrams so you can learn exactly how the offense works.
- Basic cutting action
- Fill cut
- Back cut
- Wing to corner
- Corner to wing
Chapter 5 - Screening Series
Coach Perkins demonstrates the "screening series" using the whiteboard and on-court demonstrations.
- Basic action
- Hitting the curl cutter
- Hitting the screen stepping back
- Wing to corner pass
- Wing to top pass
Chapter 6 - Entries
In this chapter, Coach Perkins goes over several entries to initiate the offense. The entries are optional and ideas for you to consider.
- Box entry
- 1-4 entry
- 2-3 entry
- Flares entry
- Stacks entry
Chapter 7 - Super Scoring Options
Coach Perkins explains the reasoning behind the upcoming set play options and why you want to get the ball in the hands of your best scorers.
Chapter 8 - Baseline Options (Plays)
In this chapter, Coach Perkins demonstrates several set plays that utilize action on the baseline and then transition right into the Open Post Offense. The plays include:
- Circle baseline option
- Cavs baseline option
- Spartans baseline option
- X baseline option
Chapter 9 - Post Options (Plays)
In this section you get 5 plays you can run through the post. All the plays easily transition back into the Open Post Offense.
- Sonic post option
- Drop post option
- Bang post option
- Hawk post option
- Lob post option
Chapter 10 - Pick & Roll Options (Plays)
- Corner pick & roll
- Elbow pick & roll
- Double high pick & roll
- Sixer pick & roll
- Step out pick & roll
- Side pick & roll
Chapter 11 - Special Adjustments
In this chapter you learn how to handle various situations you'll face when using this offense and how to make adjustments based on the defense.
- Special adjustments for aggressive defenses.
- Special adjustments for saggy defenses.
- How to handle defensive switches.
- How to exploit a defender who stays near the basket.
- How to utilize dribble handoffs.
Chapter 12 - Fast Break Entry
Coach Perkins shows you how he uses his fast break to transition into the Open Post Offense.
Chapter 13 - Practice Drills
Coach Perkins shows you a few important drills to help build and improve the Open Post Offense.
- Pass & cut drill
- 2 ball shooting drill
- Dribble back drill
The DVD is 70 minutes long.
Why Should You Consider this Offense?
This is an excellent DVD that we think almost all coaches will enjoy and benefit from. Here are a few reasons that we think you should consider the Open Post Offense DVD...
Easy to teach, Easy to Learn. This offense is so easy to learn that even if you don't want to have it as your primary offense, you can still use
it as a 2nd option.
Since it's easy to teach (yet very effective), you have lots of time to work on other things (like fundamentals skills and games situations).
Good for small or big teams. If you have a group of quick guards or some big post players, you can make adjustments to make this offense work for
Great for a delay game. You could employ this offense simply for delay game purposes.
Spacing - "Offense is spacing. Spacing is offense." With this offense, it creates plenty of space for your players to maneuver.
You get lots of movement that is very difficult to guard.
- Emphasizes basic offensive concepts that every team should know. Even if it's not going to be your primary offense, it is a great building block to teach your players how to play the game.
Even if you don't use this specific offense, we think you'll get lots of great ideas and rules that you might want to implement in your own motion offense.
Lastly, we know this offense works. We have personally used a simpler variation of this offense and even though it was very simple, if you showed a little patience, it worked extremely well. The Open Post Offense adds a few variations that will make it even more effective. We really like the options and rules that Coach Perkins added. We think this is an excellent yet simple offense that any team can run.
What Age Group Is This For?
This offense works for any age level -- it's great for youth & high school teams. This would be a motion offense that I would recommend for youth
teams or high school teams.
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Any suggestions on a great man to man help n recover Defense video?
I need to add some Defense to the library.
I really like all of the different entry plays included in the DVD, that allow you to run a set play and continue right into the open post offense.
The problem is, whenever we start getting good results from our mtm offense, we usually see a zone.
Very, very similar to 1or2 layers of R&R. My Grade 9's are running the R&R version of the pass-cut-fill system. The adjustment of the wing players cutting to the free throw line is a nice version. In fact, I think its a better option IMO.
The amount of ideas for plays that he gives away free of charge is also a nice touch. For lower age groups this is a perfect way to teach motion.
The only thing on which I wish he had done more (maybe he covered this in the webinar?) is the element of rebounding. I'm going to have to spend some time on my own figuring out just how to emphasize crashing the boards when you have all your players but one spread out on the perimeter. If a quick player cuts hard to the basket and gets to the hoop and everyone else is rotating to fill spots, there's not going to be much of a presence inside. If anyone has thoughts on that, I'd love to hear them.
Otherwise, this product is terrific. Well worth the money.