Motion Offense (“Timing Offense”)

BEGINNER OFFENSIVE SYSTEMS

    • The most basic offensive system that relies on getting the ball low and sending a series of cutters in a particular order (timing), carrying the ball high if no options present themselves.
  • Motion/Look #1 happens after the point player (strong-side) passes to either shooter and then cuts the middle, eventually filling into the strong-side crease position.  If this player is wide open they could in theory receive a give-and-go pass, but that is rarely the case.
  • Next, the crease player should pop-out and the ball should then be passed low (deep), triggering Motion/Look #2 which is an off-ball "cut" from the far-side shooter position; this is the first read/look for the new ball carrier.  After the off-ball shooter cuts they will either receive a pass, or if not fill into the crease position, with the crease player filling up into the shooter position on that side of the floor.
  • If no pass is made, Motion/Look #3 is the next decision for the ball carrier to read, which is a cut from the ball-side (same-side) shooter position, who looks for a give-and-go return pass. 
  • If none of those "looks" are open for the ball carrier they should fill/cycle up into the shooter position and take a shot (if it's there) or swing the ball to the far-side shooter/point (Motion/Look #4), repeating the process (if advanced). Throughout this process it is the ball carriers responsibility to have their head up, always being a threat as they methodically carry the ball from low to high, passing to any players who are wide open. (Draw Diagram).
  • Throughout this process it is the ball carriers responsibility to have their head up, always being a threat as they methodically carry the ball from low to high, passing to any players who are wide open. (Draw Diagram).

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