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Topic: Offense for 11 & 12 Year OldsQuestion:
I will be coaching an 11 year old rep team this fall. Can you please recommend an offence I can run against a man to man defense for this age of players?
At 11 years old, you want the kids to just play. At that age, you want to encourage the kids to shoot when they're open. You should teach them how to make cuts and set screens without the ball. The reasoning for this is that you want kids to react to situations and learn the game. You don't want them to become robots by running plays and offenses.
If you want a little more structure, this simple offense we posted in a recent newsletter is easy to teach and provides some motion: Youth Offense
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