(Rental)-5 Man Spread Motion Offense
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Open Practice: 5-Man Spread Motion Offense
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins does not like his players to be robots. That’s why he coaches a free-flowing, open-post style of offense that allows his players freedom to make plays. In this video, Coach Huggins, who is approaching 900 career wins, shows you how to build this type of offense with individual and team breakdown drills. In an open practice setting, you will see the West Virginia motion offense, as well as some set plays, in action.
Positional Drills: Posts
Post players begin by going through over 11 individual drills that emphasize moves (jump hook, drop step, etc.), screens (roll vs. pop), and duck-ins. Posts also work on their shooting from 15 feet and in working on shots they would most likely take within the motion offense.
Post players then work the Reject, Backdoor, and Post drills to work on cuts from the corner to the wing, setting screens, and executing back door cuts to the post. The drills also incorporate perimeter-based actions with inside opportunities that will be available in the motion offense.
Positional Drills: Guards
Individual guard drills emphasize over 14 different shot types. Guards learn to improve the catch-and-shoot jumper from inside the arc, catch-and-shoot jumper from outside the arc, pump fakes, 1-dribble pull-ups, and more. The idea is to build a repertoire of moves and shots that not only benefit themselves, but also their teammates.
All the guard drills are partner-based and involve a ball handler driving down the center lane from half-court. The guard executes a move to set up a drive and kick to a teammate before relocating and receiving a pass from a coach for a shot of their own. The drills are done at game speed and focus on shots guards would take within the motion offense.
Coach Huggins puts it all together with the Straight Line Cuts and 5-on-0 Backdoor drills. Both work on technique, spacing, and timing within the motion offense. Players learn to get open while filling the next spot or going backdoor against a defensive overplay.
You will see how the playbook opens up even more as the motion offense flows into flex sets, 1-4 sets, and single and double screen situations. The segment ends with a full-court 5-on-5 session where Huggins stops play to instruct his players on the errors in spacing, timing, and decision making.
In addition, Coach Huggins breaks out the whiteboard to draw up his 3-man screen-the-screener action that can be run within the motion offense. Coach Huggins is considered one of the masters of the open-post motion offense. This video gives you an inside look at how to build that offense from the ground up and achieve success within your own program.