March 12, 2019

Running the ‘Modified Flex Offense’

The Modified Flex Offense is a twist on one of the most-used offenses in basketball. By running this offense, you have the opportunity for motion while not relying on a superstar player for all your offensive output. The “twist” comes in the cour...

February 26, 2019

Proven methods for attacking full-court pressure

[caption id="attachment_11723" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Photo: Brad Ward, Flickr[/caption] Today’s game of basketball is often played with a wide-open, pressure style of defense. An effective pressure offense must contain the following cha...

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January 29, 2019

Offensive fundamentals to guide teams to a title

Simple tips to free shooters and create more scoring opportunities [caption id="attachment_11659" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Photo: K.M. Klemencic, Flickr[/caption] It seems like not that long ago when our team won the Massachusetts Division I ...

November 6, 2018

A fast-break offense that produced 95.2 points per game

Our team’s philosophy on offense and defense is to keep constant pressure on the opponent. We want our players to run as fast as they can on offense and even faster on defense. Our fast-break system has evolved into 90 percent of our offense. We n...

September 24, 2018

‘Ram screens’ can confuse opposing defenses

The evolution of man offenses has not only come with different types of ball screens, but it also modified the traditional locations that ball screens are set along with the action that follows. When some of these offenses combine pre- and post-scre...

September 20, 2018

‘Cloak and Dagger’ Diagonal Offensive Series

[caption id="attachment_11379" align="alignright" width="320"] Photo: Chip Griffin[/caption] A good offense is based on several basic principles. The first is being able to start the play with a pass or a dribble entry. Good offenses also use ball r...

August 13, 2018

Slipping the ball-screen bolsters offenses

With the popularity of dribble-drive offenses, slipping the ball-screen has become a large component of many man-to-man offenses. There are similarities between pick-and-pop and slipping-the-screen action along with some distinct differences. Pick-a...

July 3, 2018

Adopting the ‘Winner Package’

Teach your team these game-winning strategies in time for next season Football coaches often have different packages for different game situations. Some common packages are the two-minute drill, the goal-line package, the red-zone package and the nic...