Strategy:

This motion set is designed to engage the defense and create an opportunity for Player 2 to shoot a three-pointer off stagger screens.

Setup:

Arrange players with Player 3 ready to receive a pass from Player 1. Players 1 and 2 are positioned to cut through the paint, while Player 5 is set to shift to the wing.

Execution:

  • Player 3 receives a pass from Player 1 and moves to the wing. Player 1 and Player 2 cut through the paint, with Player 1 moving to the weak corner and Player 2 to the strong corner. Player 5 shifts to the wing to replace Player 2.
  • Player 3 passes to Player 5 on the weak side wing. Player 3 then sets a screen for Player 4, who curls up to the top of the arc for a pass from Player 5.
  • Player 4 fakes a dribble handoff to Player 5 and dribbles to the left wing, while Player 3 moves down to the short corner.
  • Players 2 and 5 set stagger screens for Player 3, who curls up to the top of the arc. Player 1 cuts to the hoop.
  • Player 4 has the option to pass to either Player 1 or Player 3.

Coaching Tips:

  • Focus on fluid movement and precise timing to execute the motion set effectively.
  • Emphasize the importance of sharp cuts and accurate passing to disrupt the defense.
  • Encourage players to read the defense and make quick decisions based on their formation.

Tips for Younger Athletes:

  • Concentrate on basic movement patterns and understanding their roles within the set motion.
  • Develop clear communication skills to coordinate movements and passes.
  • Practice the fundamentals of passing and moving without the ball.

Tips for Older Athletes:

  • Fine-tune advanced techniques such as effective screen-setting and sharp cutting.
  • Work on anticipating defensive movements and adapting the play accordingly.
  • Encourage creativity in finding alternative scoring opportunities within the set motion.