Motion Offense

Browse through these basketball motion offenses, continuity offenses, quick hitters, set plays, and motion offense breakdown drills to find something that will help your basketball team score more point and win more games! The basketball offenses and plays here are ideal for using against man-to-man defenses.

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1-4 Low Post Dive Play

1-4 Low Post Dive Play

The purpose of this basketball play from the 1-4 high set is to get the ball into the low post for a scoring opportunity. This play can be run to either side and can be used to target your best low post scorer. To begin, the players are in a 1-4 high set. O3 starts by setting a screen at the elbow area for O4 who pops out to the wing. O1 … [Read more...]

Middle Screen and Drive Play

Middle Screen and Drive Play

The Middle Screen and Drive Play is a simple basketball set play that can be run at any level ... from youth to professional! The offense is well-spaced for this play, which has the post player set an on-ball screen to allow the point guard to attack the basket. With a good screen, a solid point guard will be able to create a layup opportunity for … [Read more...]

Box Entry Play into the Flex Offense

Box Entry into Flex Offense

Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ Here's how you can initiate the flex offense from the box set.  It is a simple play that will get you started with the flex -- and can also open up the floor for the players to an easy shot. The play entry starts from a box set. 5 comes up to set a ball … [Read more...]

Golden State Warriors Quick Hitter Basketball Play

Golden State

Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ The Golden State Warriors had a fantastic playoff run due to their tremendous outside shooting ability.  The Warriors ran this set play to get star point guard Stephen Curry an open jump shot during Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San … [Read more...]

Basketball Coaches Academy Video Series :: Tim Grosz on the Motion Offense Toughness Drill

Tim Grosz at Hoops U. Basketball Coaches Academy

In this 6-part video series, I will be sharing video clips from each of the coaches who spoke at our inaugural Hoops U. Basketball Coaches Academy that was held on April 26-27, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. Own the entire 6 1/2 hours of fantastic basketball coaching information on our 2-DVD set or Digital Download! Click for more information and to … [Read more...]

Miami Heat Fast Break Offense

Miami Heat Fast Break Offense

Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball Author: Kevin Germany http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ [This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Read part 2, Miami Heat Secondary Break Options] The Miami Heat’s fast break can be virtually unstoppable at times.  The speed and athleticism of key players such as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade is simply … [Read more...]

Miami Heat Secondary Break Options

Miami Heat Secondary Break Options

Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball Author: Kevin Germany http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ [This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Read part 1, Miami Heat Fast Break Offense] When the primary break options are not available, the Heat shift to a 5 out set. The 5 out secondary break flows directly from their primary break.  The trail … [Read more...]

Middle Clear Through Isolation Basketball Play

Middle Clear Through Isolation Basketball Play

This is a simple set play you can run when you want to isolate a player on the wing and let him attack off the dribble-drive. This play can be called and run to either side. For the purpose of our diagram, it is being run to the right side. O1 passes to the wing, O3, and then cuts through and clears opposite. As O3 is receiving the pass, … [Read more...]

Double Screen for Jump Shot Basketball Play

Double Screen for Jump Shot Play

Here is a basketball play you can run to get your best shooter an open jump shot attempt. In this diagram, the double screen is being set on the right side but this play can be run to either side. O1 passes to O3 on the wing. O3 may need to execute a v-cut to get open. O4 and O5 set a double screen for O2 in the corner. O2 sets up his … [Read more...]

Simple Basketball Plays For Kids

Simple Basketball Plays for Kids

Article by: Pat Anderson http://www.Online-Basketball-Drills.com The key to effective basketball plays for beginners is keeping it simple. The following plays use a box formation, a good beginning formation that provides opportunities for outside shots and post shot plays and allows some flexibility for various scenarios. Backdoor … [Read more...]

Flash High, Pass Low Play

Flash High Pass Low Play

A simple quick hitter from the box set, the 'Flash High, Pass Low' play is an efficient basketball play useful in getting an open layup attempt. Good for any level of play, it is an effective play for youth basketball teams because it is easy to run. Obviously, that makes it easy to run at all levels, but it would also be easier to defend. Young … [Read more...]

High-Low Post Play

High-Low Post Play

The high-low post play is designed to get a quick high or low post scoring opportunity for the post players. 1) The set begins with 4 and 5 in a tight stack at the free throw line. 2 and 3 are stacked outside the three-point line on the left wing. (This play could also be run to either side, and any player can be in any position -- but we are … [Read more...]