Scoring is difficult at all levels of basketball.
Even with good players and well-considered set plays, it can be hard to score in the half court against a solid defensive team.
This is even more true at the youth, middle school, and high school levels.
To avoid long scoring droughts, all coaches should emphasize fast break basketball.Continue reading
There are few things more enjoyable than watching a well-executed motion offense. The basketball zips quickly around the perimeter, players are constantly cutting and screening for each other, and the team always seems to find a wide open shot. It’s beautiful basketball. But an offense like this doesn’t ‘just happen’… Especially if your method is simply finding 7 better-than-average […]Continue reading
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