Motion Offense (“Timing Offense”)
BEGINNER OFFENSIVE SYSTEMS
- The most basic 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 (perhaps running around the net first). 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. If this pass is denied by the defense, the ultimate goal is to "get it low" so the original ball carrier can just carry it low and switch positions with the crease player. After the off-ball shooter cuts they will either receive a pass, or if not fill into the crease position on the far-side, 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 player at ball-side (same-side) shooter position, who looks for a give-and-go return pass; otherwise to seal the shooter position, or down-pick the crease position.
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). repeating the process (if advanced); otherwise going to the net one-on-one.
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).