(Rental)-Quick Hitters And Transition Into The Flex Offense
Quick Hitters & Flex Transition Offense
Not every team is blessed with tremendous athletic talent or dynamic basketball players. There are plenty of programs around the country at all levels that must find an alternative means for creating scoring opportunities and, ultimately, points. Former George Washington University head coach Mike Lonergan does just that in this video sharing his approach to the Flex offense.
The Flex is a system that has been used for years and has been proven to work. In this video, Coach Lonergan shows you how he used the system to win a national championship at NCAA Division III Catholic University in 2001. It’s the same system that helped Lonergan take mid-major George Washington to and NCAA tournament and also an NIT championship in 2016.
Five Flex Transition Offense Sets that Flow Into the Flex Offense
Different looks are invaluable to any offense in that they help to avoid predictability. Coach Lonergan will share with you, using on-court demonstrations, five different sets that can flow right into the Flex system if a quick score is not achieved. Beginning with 5-on-0, each set adds a new wrinkle to keep the defense on its toes.
The core of these five sets is “Stay” which shows how the flex cut off a ball reversal is initiated. This option is then tweaked to produce “Push” which is a way to get the ball to your shooters via a screen-the-screener action. Lonergan shows you the three other sets which are ways to score off of dribble hand offs, high ball screens, and lob passes. Coach Lonergan then shows you how each of these plays is installed in something he calls the 14 Lengths Drill.
The Flex System
In this segment, Coach Lonergan lays out the entire Flex offense system. He uses a 5-on-0 approach to show you how spacing and timing are important. In this part of the video, Lonergan discusses each of the following:
- Four reasons why the Flex can be successful
- Four components necessary to create open shots within the Flex
- Three critical rules that guide players on who cuts and when
- Two approaches to advancing the ball from wing-to-wing if the defender denies the cross-court pass attempt
Lonergan also shows you how to combat defensive pressure with the Replace and Back Door options. He also shares ideas for feeding the post, post seals, and the cutter roll back off of the flex cut. You will also see a down screen option to get your best cutters on the baseline.
Quick Hitters for the Flex Offense
The final part of this informative video is focused on quick hitting scoring plays. There are times when it pays to score quickly. All of the plays Lonergan shares begin with a 3-out, 2-in alignment but then flow right into the 4-out, 1-in Flex setup if a quick basket is not achieved. You will see each individual play as well as two additional sets that can help to create confusion among defenses. Rent this Flex Transition Offense DVD today.
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