Improve motion concepts with strategies that build from drills and incorporate screens, curls, and recognizing traps!
- Learn exercises that progress to include screens, post entries, and constant movement to build your offense
- Add a pinch screen action, with multiple options, to your fast break
- Get pistol actions from the high post that you can do during transition to give different looks with hand-offs, fake hand-offs, and screening
with Kermit Davis,
Ole Miss Head Coach;
2019 SEC Coach of the Year;
former Middle Tennessee State University Head Men's Basketball Coach;
2017 Conference USA Tournament and Regular Season Champions;
led his teams to six conference championship titles in eight years (three Conference USA and three Sun Belt titles);
2017 Conference USA Coach of the Year (sixth overall Coach of the Year honor, including back-to-back Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year awards in 2012-13)
Are you looking to establish offensive fundamentals that will generate easy baskets? In this video, Kermit Davis shares the offensive concepts that have made his team so successful, and the drills used to enhance those concepts.
Coach Davis builds his offensive system from the ground up. Using on-court demonstration, he covers dribble penetration, screens, curls, avoiding traps, and more!
In a half court setting, Davis presents drills that help establish the offensive concepts used in games. These drills are designed to work on multiple skills, including:
- Spacing and filling spots
- Passing off the dribble with either hand
- Pull back dribble and finish
- Post entry
Pull Back Dribble Drill
Players that can recognize a trap, and understand they should not dribble into it, will help your offense tremendously. With Davis' Pull Back Dribble drill, your players will be able to see a trap coming and use a pull back dribble to create space. This drill allows you to prepare your players for this part of the game, and not have to figure out how to attack it on the court. Attacking middle is a teaching point Davis uses to get his players to avoid the imaginary defender known as the sideline. This drill progresses from finishing at the rim to finishing with a jump shot.
Coach Davis explains the importance of easy baskets and walks you through the responsibilities of each position. He then covers how to pinch screen in transition and why this is so hard to guard on the break. Movement off the ball is demonstrated, as well as various screens that can be used.
Actions on Offense
Coach Davis' offense is a flow, or motion action, that relies on reading the ball and the defense while keeping good spacing and adjusting to others. Actions you'll see include:
- Pistols - This is an action that can be run on the break. The key is the first player getting to the pro channel as quickly as possible. Flare screens, pinch the post, and pin downs are included in this action.
- Pinch Baseline - In this action, you will see the use of stagger screens, getting a shooter an open shot in the corner, pick & pop, and how to deal with hedges.
One of the most important keys to developing a successful program is the culture in which the players practice and play. Coach Davis discusses how to establish yours and the key points his program emphasizes, such as:
- Process and vision
- Don't focus on the end result
- Teammates must enjoy another teammate's success
- Body language
Coaches at any age level can benefit from this well-rounded offensive video from Kermit Davis!
Produced at the Spring 2017 Nike Championship Basketball Clinic in Biloxi (MS).