Coach's Clipboard Newsletter #96
Octorber 15, 2016
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Dear Coaches, Players, Friends,

Today's Quote:

"What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player." - John Wooden

Today's Theme - "2-3 High Offenses"

Today we'll list several offenses that employ a high 2-3 set.

Michigan-Style 2-Guard Offense
After Michigan Head Coach John Beilein's 2-guard offense, this page details the three sets ("chin", "motion" and "shuffle"), and shows how they easily flow into one another. This offense is a read and react, perimeter-based, patterned offense that also allows for free-lance motion.

2-3 High Patterned Offense
Run this offense against teams that are bigger, taller inside as this offense takes the opponent's big defenders outside, away from the basket, and allows us to attack them with our speed and quickness. This is a man-to-man offense and looks a little like the Princeton with the 2-3 high set, but instead is a patterned offense with continuity.

2-3 Man Offense
Consider this offense if you have two or three strong inside post players, or if you do not have great outside shooters, or if you are not blessed with a great point guard. This offense is designed to be a deliberate, tempo-control offense that looks to get high-percentage inside shots.

Pete Carril's Princeton Offense
And let's not forget the Princeton offense. The Princeton offense is a two-guard offense that doesn't require having a superstar point-guard. But to effectively execute the Princeton offense, all five players must be skilled at dribbling, passing, shooting from outside, or be able to post up inside.

Here are several excellent DVDs:

Michigan Two Guard Offense

How to Run the Michigan Two Guard Front Offense - Tom Jicha
Tom Jicha presents his interpretation of the two guard front offense, which is based on the offensive system made famous by John Beilein at the University of Michigan. This perimeter-based offense is designed to provide scoring opportunities for smaller teams that lack a "true post" player. His three main sets are: motion, shuffle and chin.

Steve Alford: How to Run the 2-Out 3-In Motion Offense

Steve Alford: How to Run the 2-Out 3-In Motion Offense 
UCLA Head Coach Steve Alford will teach you all of the "ins and outs" of the 2-Out 3-In motion offense. Using a combination of on-court demonstration and a detailed marker board session, Alford covers the responsibilities and scoring opportunities for each position in detail.

Princeton Offense with Pete Carril

Princeton Offense  - with Pete Carril (2 DVDs)
Understanding and studying the Princeton offense is like understanding the overall concept of "offense" itself, as much of this offense is just good fundamental offensive basketball that can apply to any offense.  Coach Carril discusses three basic sets - the "Low-Post Offense", "High-Post Offense", and the "Chin Series", and how to flow from one set to another. The second DVD includes many offensive drills, the breakdown drills that you need to teach this offense.

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Till next time...
Best wishes,
Dr. Jim Gels, aka "Coach Gels"
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