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Attack the Rim with the Dribble Drive Motion Offense - PART 2

Dribble Drive Motion Offense

In Part 1 we covered the strengths and weaknesses of this offense, what type of team would be successful running the motion offense along with the basics of getting it set-up and started. To recap: the dribble drive motion offense is a guard-oriented offense that focuses on spreading the floor and attacking the rim with a dribble. The key to this offense is being tough to guard by attacking the defense so you make multiple defenders have to stop you. By doing this, it should open up passing lanes and create holes in the defense for you to work together and score.

Many coaches have adopted this offense as the best option for their team because it fits their personnel. The motion offense is a 4-out-1-in offense based on an attack mentality. If you’re team excels at dribble penetration, finding shooters, and knocking down open shots then this offense is a perfect fit. It doesn’t require a dominant post player to make the offense successful but rather excellent spacing, timing, ball movement, and decisions by your players.

In this second part of this two-part series, we’re going to share with you different drills that will help your team implement the motion offense better. By doing these drills, they’ll be able to make better reads on the offensive end and should improve your team’s ability to score against any defense.

Dribble Drive Motion Offense Breakdown Drills

Lay-Up Drills

Attack from 1 spot: start with one line at the 1 spot, dribble to attack the rim, make an offensive move around the elbow area, jump stop at the block, and finish with a lay-up.

  • Mix up your offense move: stop/go, front crossover, between the legs, behind the back
  • Finish with different lay-up: regular lay-up, pump fake with power lay-up, up-and-under lay-up, hook shot

Attack from 2 spot: start with one line at the 2 spot, dribble to attack the rim, take 1 dribble, and finish with a lay-up.

  • Finish with different lay-up: overhand lay-up, underhand lay-up, left-hand on right side, right-hand on left side

Attack from the baseline: start with one line at the 1 spot, dribble to the corner, make an offensive move, and finish with a lay-up.

  • Combo 1: spin move in the corner and finish with left hand
  • Combo 2: turn the corner and finish with a right hand reverse lay-up

2 Player Drills

Start these drills with a line at the 1 spot and a line at the 2 spot. Line 1 will start with the ball.

Backdoor

  • 1 dribbles to elbow
  • 2 takes a couple of steps towards the ball
  • Dummy defense overplays 2
  • 2 cuts backdoor
  • 1 passes to 2 who finishes with a strong lay-up

Kick-Out

  • 1 dribbles to elbow
  • 2 comes up to free throw line extended
  • Dummy defense helps stop 1 who kicks the ball to 2 for a shot


Corner

  • 1 dribbles to elbow and passes to 2
  • 2 dribbles to attack the rim
  • 1 fills in behind 2
  • Dummy defense stops 2
  • 2 passes to 1 in the corner for a shot

Blood Series

Taking the above drills and putting them into action with defense

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  • Start with a line of guards in the 1 spot and post players in the 5 spot
  • This is an offense and defense drill
  • 1 gets a pass from Coach and tries to blow by their defender
  • 1 attacks the rim for a lay-up or dump/lob passes to the 5
  • 5 does a good job to get themselves open depending on what their defender does to help on 1

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  • Start with a line of guards at 1 and 2 spots with your post players in the 5 spot
  • This is an offense and defense drill
  • 1 gets a pass from Coach and tries to blow by their defender
  • 1 attacks the rim for a lay-up, kick out to the 2, or dump/lob pass to 5
  • 2 does a good job of reading their defender: if they’re overplayed, backdoor cut; if they’re defender helps, be ready for pass to shoot or attack the rim
  • 5 does a good job of reading their defender: if they’re defender helps, be ready for a dump/lob pass; if they’re teammate shoots, be ready to get an offensive rebound

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  • Start with a line of guards at 1, 2, and 3 spots with your post players in the 5 spot
  • This is an offense and defense drill
  • 1 gets a pass from Coach and tries to blow by their defender
  • From there it’s essentially 4 on 4 with the offense attacking the rim and looking for gaps in the defense or open passing lanes to kick out for a shot
  • This drill plays until a team score, turns the ball over, or the defense gets a rebound

Learn More

If you want to learn more drills to better learn how to implement the Dribble Drive Motion Offense, check out these DVDs:  Building the Dribble Motion Offense and Dribble Motion Offense for High School and Youth Levels. They both go into incredible detail of the motion offense along with excellent demonstrations of all the drills they use with their teams in practice.

   

Looking for more information about the motion offense? Check out our  Part 1 article! It covers the strengths and weaknesses of this offense, what type of team would be successful running this offense along with the basics of getting the offense set-up and started.

May 03, 2018 Coach Chris

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