Motion offense basketball plays involve continual organized movement between the players and the basketball. Each player knows where they are to go and how they are to react when the ball is passed or dribbled to a certain spot on the floor.
There are rules to every motion offense, and the better the players understand the rules, the more fluid the offense will be. Motion offense is great for players who understand the game and can make reads on the fly, but it is important to have some motion plays for every basketball team.
It is important in every motion offense that the players get the ball moving from side to side. This is important because the more times you can get the defense to shift and have to communicate, the more chances there will be for a defensive breakdown.
Your players need to make sure that they are not just robots in the offense but also that they are running the offense the right way. If a player breaks off the play early, don’t over criticize them, instead help them to understand when it is better to try and score within the motion offense.
You don’t want your team to just run the play without being a threat to score because teams will pick up on that, and your motion offense will be ineffective.
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A great way for your team to develop movement on the offensive end and to get the ball moving as well, is to put in a motion basketball offense.
A motion offense is a great way to keep your players from being stagnant and to get the ball moving.
To get the best look out of this Michigan motion offense basketball play your players must be willing to cut hard and also set good screens.
This motion offense is going to use a continuous back screen down screen action to try and get the defense to breakdown.
This motion offense is going to create a controlled environment for your team to cut, screen, and move the ball for till an open shot comes available.
This basketball motion offense is all about continual cutting and screening until the defense breaks down and lets up a scoring opportunity for the offense.
This is a back screen down screen motion offense. The goal is to keep running these screens until the defense makes a mistake on guarding it.
This motion down offense is going to involve some kind of wing/lane line screening action. It will promote continual player and ball movement.
This West Virginia motion offense is going to do 3 things that make it effective; player movement, ball movement, and continual screening actions.