Solve your scoring problem with an offense that maximizes motion and attacks the paint
- Learn how to use floor spacing to isolate defenders and prevent common help defense rotations
- Get two counters to maintain continuity and eliminate predictability
- Learn five quick hitters that will get your best players shots from their favorite spots
with Jesse Shaw, Antigo (WI) High School Head Boys Basketball Coach; 2010 Wisconsin Coach of the Year; 4x Coach of the Year; 4 straight conference titles (2013-16)
Trying to score points in high school can be tough with multiple types of pressure defenses, limited post play and kids taking bad shots. Jesse Shaw presents the Jet Offense, which capitalizes on floor spacing along with motion and ball-screening actions to attack the paint relentlessly. Borrowing from John Beilein's Michigan 2-guard offensive attack, Coach Shaw has modified the scheme to fit high school level talent while maintaining its perimeter-heavy focus and philosophy.
The Jet Offense emphasizes four guard spots and a high post position. Coach Shaw shows you the three passing options to initiate the offense with five options to score off of each initial pass. He includes two counters and five quick-hitting plays within the Jet Offense, as well as three pressure releases he uses.
Normally not blessed with teams with great size, Coach Shaw instead focuses on floor spacing and motion to aid his players in achieving high percentage shots. In a 5-on-0 half court setting, he fully explains the rotations and various triggers required for the offense to initiate. Coach Shaw teaches the three basic movements of the Jet Offense, each keyed off of the passer:
Guard-to-Guard Pass: Learn how to use a rub screen in the beginning to create space in the paint for the next scoring option. Off of the ball screen, guards will have five scoring options that will stifle any defense. Guard-to-Corner Pass: Learn how to start the offense with simple eye contact. Shooters will have multiple scoring options coming off of a down screen from the post, including a top cut, backdoor cut, and curl cut. Guard to Post Pass: Learn how to pull your post player away from the post to create open lanes for scoring. It also gives your post players the ability to slash to the rim for a quick bucket or post up and use their back to the basket moves to create a scoring opportunity.
Your team will need to have a plan if the defense overplays each pass and looks to take you out of your offensive rhythm. Coach Shaw demonstrates three pressure release options using a dribble clear, backdoor cut, and dribble up to get into the Jet Offense
Counters for the Jet Offense
Counters are must-haves when the defense is cheating on the basic actions. Coach Shaw displays various counters that players can execute to maintain continuity and eliminate predictability. All aim to take advantage of a defense that is settling in on the various motions involved within the offense.
You'll learn two counters that will allow your best shooter to get an open look behind the arc and an option for your post to pick and pop for an open look from the perimeter
Quick Hitters for the Jet Offense
Defenses will eventually catch up to the basic movements within an offense, so varying the attack becomes paramount. Having quick-hitter plays that originate from the same initial alignment as the core offense is the best way to keep a defense on their heels.
Coach Shaw demonstrates five sets that emphasize isolating ball-screens in order to prevent normal help-defensive ventures and create clear lanes to the rim. You'll see a post option on the block, a ball screen refusal, backdoor option, double stagger for your best shooter, and an end of game/quarter play for an open 3-point shot or pick and pop option with your post.
Coach Shaw gives you a great offense that you can use at the high school level. He gives you the flexibility to change the offensive movements and actions to fit your program. With all the options, counters and quick hitters, your opponents won't know how to guard your team as you race your way to a championship.
Produced at the Spring 2015 Minneapolis (MN) clinic.