Transition Offense Basketball Drills

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      Archie Miller


    Archie Miller: Transition Offense Basketball Drills

    Develop a system of attacking opponents on every possession with help from Indiana University head coach Archie Miller. The former head coach at Dayton who took the Flyers to an Elite Eight, Miller is known for getting his teams to play an up-tempo style of basketball that puts pressure on opponents.

    In this video, you will see two different transition offenses that can be used after made shots or misses. Miller gives you some quick hitters that will work well in any offense. There is an effective system for breaking presses as well as drills for creating an up-tempo style of play. There is even a question and answer segment where Miller gets more specific with some of his offensive strategies.

    Carolina Transition Offense Basketball Drills – Makes

    When an opponent scores, Coach Miller’s team goes right into its Carolina transition. The transition offense works to create scoring opportunities for each position on the floor and then flow directly into the motion offense. Miller uses the 5-on-0 Run Through Drill where players learn to feed the ball into the post on rim runs or advance the ball with passes “up the street” or “across the street.”

    Phoenix Transition Offense Basketball Drills – Misses

    On missed shots, Coach Miller’s team pushes the ball up the floor using the Phoenix transition offense. Immediately off of a rebound, the Phoenix fast break starts. It is a flexible system that can take on a variety of configurations and fits well with any combination of personnel on the floor. Coach Miller shows you the Phoenix Build Up Drill to teach you how easily it is to use motion-like principles to get into a number of drag ball screen situations.

    Transition Triggers

    The transition offense is not complete without a way to attack the press. Here, Coach Miller demonstrates three triggers that a point guard initiates: the flip, spin, and through. You also see how the Carolina transition offense can be modified to break the press. Miller explains player spacing and rotations as part of an effective press break.

    Transition Drills

    Coach Miller shares four practice drills that help you install the transition offense and help your players understand the nuances of each.

    • Read and React Drill: forces players to think on the fly and run a set play using the Carolina break
    • Phoenix/Carolina Combination: develops both fast break styles in the same full court trip with a 5-on-0 run through
    • Circle Transition: 5-on-5 scrimmage drill with emphasis on competition
    • Free Throw Transition: another 5-on-5 scrimmage drill off a free throw

    Q & A

    Coach Miller delves deeper into ball screens and different methods he uses to counter defensive tactics against ball screens. He also talks floor balance and modifications for the Phoenix break based on personnel. All in all, this is one of the most complete transition offensive system videos you will find on the market. In 41 minutes, Coach Miller provides you with a system that will pressure opponents from the opening tip until the final buzzer. Rent this transition offense basketball drills DVD today.

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