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Friday, December 5, 2008

Flex Offense Review and Dribble Drive Offense

Flex Offense & Dribble Drive Motion

The Flex continuity is a powerful screening game utilizing strong baseline and down screens. The continuous "Pick the Picker" screening action puts a tremendous burden on the defense by having to defend two different types of screens simultaneously. Teams that exhibit good patience will surely create open shots. The Flex continuity also provides strong offensive rebounding and second efforts by constantly having two rebounders on the weakside. To purchase an eBook with this information go here: Flex Offense Encylopedia

Dribble Drive Motion Offense

Interesting article here:

To learn more about this offense and to purchase an ebook diagramming this offense and its breakdown drills go here: Memphis Dribble Motion Offense with Presses/Sets/Under Out

Keys to Success in ANY Motion Offense

Nothing creates more problems for the defense than movement. However, this movement must be with a purpose. To create a lead, make a sharp basket cut, set a screen, or establish rebounding position. Constant motion will not only create good shot opportunities, but it also prevents the defense from sagging off or double teaming along with drawing the big defenders away form the basket.

Players must be a complete player and develop their triple threat skills. In a motion offense, every player plays each position, it requires that all players develop their triple threat (Pass, Drive & Shot) skills to their utmost. In developing these fundamental skills players become complete players which not only contributes to an improve team effort, but also provide long-term benefits for future play.

Patience is key ingredient of any motion offense. Players must develop an aptitude and attitude to cycle the offense uninterrupted until a good, open shot is achieve. This means giving up a good shot at times to achieve a great shot. This also means sacrificing individual statistics for team statistics.

Maintain proper spacing is a must. Most passes should be made within a 12' to 15' distance. This spacing spreads the defense and allows for quick, accurate passing. Passes beyond 15' carry a high risk of interception.

Motion relies on teamwork, not individual talent, to create open shots. Therefore, setting and using screens is paramount to any motion offense. It is the responsibility of the receiver to set up and run their defender into the screens. When setting a screen, players should execute a bent knee jump stop to assume a solid, wide base. They should hold their arms close to their body and have vision on the ball. Set strong screens and do not allow defender to push through. However, players must be remain stationary and not step out or lean at last moment.

Back cut, do not fight defensive pressure. Recognize passing lane denials and back cut hard to basket. On back cuts go all the way to the basket. Do not head fake to get open. Head faking fakes out the passer more times than it does the defender.

Practice Thoughts
When first installing a motion offense do not expect immediate results. Like most offenses, motion type offenses take time sometimes even years to develop and refine to their fullest potential. Keep in mind that according to the laws of learning it takes a minimum of five to six week to create habits.

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