Learn an offense that gets the ball into your best player's hands!
- Control the game by determining which players get which shots at all times on the floor
- Change your offense's direction at a moment's notice with numerous counters, options, and set plays
- Learn how to keep defensive specialists and role players on the floor without crippling the offense
with Tom Jicha, John A. Ferguson (FL) High School Head Coach;
former Miami Sunset (FL) Head Coach; 6 regional playoff appearances
The Mover-Blocker offensive scheme is one that is vastly growing across all levels of basketball. Coach Tom Jicha gives you on court step-by-step instruction on how to set up the offense, break down drills, counters, sets and options. You'll see why this offense is one of the most effective in the game today.
Jicha starts with five major reasons for why he uses the Mover-Blocker offense. The offense gives the luxuries of motion, puts the ball in your best player's hands, moves and removes help defense, and has numerous counters and options to exploit the defense.
Mover-Blocker Set Up
The basic structure of the offense is outlined. There are only two roles in this offense: blocker and mover. Coach Jicha outlines the blocker's initial positioning, responsibilities, and areas in which he/she will work. For example, the blocker needs to be able to carry out various screens and learn how to set them for your guards to get open looks. The two main screens are the pin down and flare screen.
Coach Jicha then explains the role of the movers: where they are positioned, movement and how they influence and initiate the offense. Movers basically play 3-on-3 basketball with their defenders and use the blockers to attack and get open shots.
Once the positional responsibilities are completed, Coach Jicha shows the basic motion of the offense, which he calls Circle. This is the base set on which everything else covered later is built from. From there, he covers the five main areas you can expect to get great scoring opportunities:
1. Straight 3-point shot off the pin down screen
2. Dump down to post
3. Back screen layup
4. Re-screen on the opposite side
5. Two-man game
Getting the Offense Started
In this segment, Coach Jicha demonstrates five ways to help players initiate the offense when being faced with different defensive tactics. You'll see how to get the offense started by using straight pop outs, crosses, bumps, L-cuts, and dribble hand-offs.
Coach Jicha covers nine areas of attack to create scoring options. They include back screens, flares, and 7-cuts.
Additionally, he demonstrates seven types of the two-man game that will be found in the offense, four re-screen options and two alternatives for the offense in a secondary set. You'll also learn how to control the offense from the bench. Finally, Coach Jicha discusses how quickly and easily the team can get back into the offense any time the initial options don't work or if the players get lost.
This is a great offense for any middle school or higher coach that only has 2 or 3 scorers, or for coaches who face teams that play great help defense.