If you’re coaching a youth basketball team, playing against a 2-3 zone can be incredibly difficult.
Your players will often be forced to throw up long-distance shot attempts which have very little chance of going in the hoop.
The ‘Trilogy’ 1-3-1 offense will allow your team to get the basketball into the gaps of the opposition’s defense to create scoring opportunities close to the hoop.Continue reading
When Vance Walberg created the Dribble Drive Offense more than twenty years ago, his goal was to develop an offense that fit the personnel he was coaching at the time.
He didn’t have many tall post players, but he did have a lot of quick guards who could get to the rim.
Thinking outside the box, he came up with an offense based on dribble penetration and outside shooting which is now popular at the youth, high school, college, and professional levels today.Continue reading
The 3-out 2-in motion offense is a great option for youth basketball coaches who want to get the basketball close to the rim and then attack.
It involves 3 players positioned around the perimeter and 2 players roaming around the key in the heart of the defense.
All positions are interchangeable depending on personnel and mismatches.Continue reading
From 1990 to 2010, the Triangle offense (also known as the ‘Triple Post Offense’) was by far the most dominant offense in basketball.
During this time, the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers used the Triangle offense to captured 11 NBA championships.
Some of the greatest players to ever step on the court thrived in the Triangle offense including Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal, and Pau Gasol to name a few.
One might say that the reason the triangle offense is so effective is because it had the above players running it. I wouldn’t disagree with that, but no one can argue that this offense is very effective at putting players in great positions for them to score the basketball.Continue reading
The 4-out 1-in motion offense (also known as ’41’) is one of the most popular and versatile basketball offenses in today’s game at all levels.
As the name suggests, this offense consists of 4 players spaced out behind the three-point line and 1 post player inside.
In this article I will mostly focus on breaking down the version of the zone that keeps the post player on and below the low post as this is the best version for youth basketball as it keeps the lane open for dribble penetration.Continue reading