My objective behind the Coach's Corner is to take a more reflective look at how we are coaching our teams. Throughout the offseason this section will touch on all sorts of topics from Developing Team Pillars, Practice Planning, X’s & O’s, Offensive & Defensive Philosophy, and Player Development. Hopefully the site can present some ideas that can be taken to our youth league teams, or at the very least open a dialogue about how to help kids improve. - Coach Lynch
Skill Building for Dribble Drive Motion Offenses
Developing the “skills” necessary to excel within your offensive system is perhaps the most important thing coaches will accomplish on the practice floor. A good reflective practice for coaches is to take a look at your game film and ask yourself what skills are critical to improving your team’s performance. Then we must make time in our practice plans to develop those skills.
In a typical practice we dedicate at least one quarter of the practice time to developing offensive “skills.” Like most other aspects of our practices, the skill work is going to be done in a progression format. It will be introduced and taught “on air,” then guided defense will be introduced, and finally the involvement of live defense with decision making aspects will be added.
We run a Dribble Drive Motion offense with a heavy emphasis on the use of blur screens and dribble flips. So our “skill work” includes what is necessary to succeed in that style of offense. These actions that produce opportunities for shooters make up the bulk of how we develop our players.
Our number one Pillar of "Make or Miss: Getit & Go" is built off of our transition offense. We want to get the ball out quickly & threaten the defense before they are set. We need to make this a focal point of our practices & build our Transition Drills around this concept. I've included videos below to show clips of our team executing various aspects of this system.
Download: Transition Offensive System Guide