A Collection of Offensive Sets from the Coaching Profession's Best from BasketballCoach.com.
If your coaching toolkit includes a variety of offensive plays, opposing teams will have greater difficulty preparing to play against you.
In what amounts to an offensive encyclopedia that includes half-court sets from 11 of the greatest coaching minds in today's game, Championship Productions shares clips of some of the best plays ever filmed. Names like Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Summitt, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Larry Brown, and more are all represented along with some of their trademark formations like the 5-Out, Horns, Hi-Low, and much, much more.
Add spice to your coaching portfolio with a smorgasbord of half-court offenses. Here's a taste of a few of the plays we've included:
Duke Elbow Series:
Duke coaches Chris Collins and Mike Krzyzewski demonstrate the Elbow Series, complete with Elbow Weak, Elbow Up, and Elbow Get. Each space the floor for several 3-point shooters while freeing the rim from defensive protection.
Fred Hoiberg Series:
Iowa State Head Coach Fred Hoiberg shares his 50 Pistol, 50 Dive Stick, and 50 Dive Special from a free-flowing, 5-out offensive formation. Utilizing dribble hand-offs and misdirection, these plays create multiple scoring options at the rim and from the 3-point range. Hoiberg also offers his Horns Handoff Burn, High Stacks Pacer, L, Owl, and High plays, giving you a variety of plays to create scoring opportunities from all areas of the court.
Tom Izzo Series:
Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo offers his Chest, Chest Down, Thumb Down, Horns, and I plays. Each has sharp cuts, quick ball movement and misdirection to help your players score at the rim or complete a weak side shot attempt.
Larry Brown Series:
Former NBA and current SMU Head Coach Larry Brown has his team run through Split, Horns, and Horns Shake to get his post players moving quickly from screen-and-roll perimeter action into low-block scoring position. See how your posts can take advantage of the defenders surrounding the action around the ball.
Gregg Marshall Segment:
Wichita State's Gregg Marshall pushes his team through 41 Iso, a play designed to use stagger screens to free up an open shooter if the initial baseline drive is cut off.
Greg McDermott Series:
Creighton Head Coach Greg McDermott demonstrates a series of nine plays that start from the same formations; each has a counter that shows how a defense might play the various screening actions involved. Plays such as Blitz, Blitz 1 Down, and Blitz 1 Back take advantage of movement as a way to secure the post position for an easy score against an out-of-place defender.
Dave Paulsen Series:
Bucknell Head Coach Dave Paulsen shares his V-Entry and Rip, which help create shots for players who may not be able to do so on their own. Using stagger screens, quick ball reversals into ball screens, and spacing puts the defense in difficult positions and aids in creating shots off the pass rather than the dribble.
Tim Floyd Segment:
UTEP Head Coach Tim Floyd shows his NBA influence with the 43 play. Court spacing and a high screen and roll leads to dribble penetration at mid-key with two shooters at the ready in the deep corners if the defense decides to collapse on the dribble drive.
Tara VanDerveer Segment:
Hall of Famer and current Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDerveer has her team execute Scram, a play designed to dupe the defense into overplaying a double screen, which leaves the screener open on a duck in at the rim.
Pat Summitt Series:
Hall of Famer and former Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt, puts her team through Spin, Horns, and Horns 2, a series of plays designed to get the ball inside for a layup. Using block-to-block screens, duck-ins, or screen and rolls, she shows how to get the ball into the post off of a cut triggered by movement on the perimeter.
Bill Self Series:
Kansas Head Coach Bill Self shares two key plays, Regular and Pitch Ahead, which are both designed to get the ball inside where he knows he'll have a size advantage. Stagger screens and ball reversals ultimately end with a high low setup with the low post having inside scoring position on an over-matched defender.
Coaches at the high school level or above looking to implement free-flowing movement, misdirection, and screening action into their offensive game plans need look no further than this "best of" production that details several offensive plays from 11 of the greatest minds in the game of basketball today.
78 minutes. 2014.