(Rental)-How To Run A Simplified Set Play Offense
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How to Run a Simplified Set Play Offense
Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell has built his success on a coaching strategy that is built around the use of a core of offensive concepts. Pikiell used those core concepts to build a consistent winner at Stony Brook University where his 2015-16 team went 26-7 and earned a bid to the NCAA tournament.
Pikiell’s success at Stony Brook landed him the job at Rutgers which won 20 games in 2019-20. In this video, Coach Pikiell shares his strategy of using set plays and building an offense around them.
Everything starts with a step-by-step demonstration of his 2-2-1 defense. Essentially, there are three basic, simple components to the defense: no middle, no layups, good defense. Continual teaching and practicing of these core concepts eliminates any overthinking and gives players a chance to succeed.
Next, Coach Pikiell moves on to his out of bounds series. You’ll see several out of bounds plays from his “Winner’s Series.” Key points include get the ball in safely and score a pre-determined number of points. By adhering to these simple strategies, Pikiell’s teams have reduced the number of turnovers and easy points give to opponents.
Moving on, Coach Pikiell gets into the secondary offense. Here, he stresses the importance of key concepts like spacing, ball reversal, post touches, and shot selection. You will also get an inside look at a special zone offense where players are put in constant motion with the knockout player just one pass away from the ball.
Coach Pikiell is a high-energy guy and coaches will love his intensity and passion. If you are looking for ways to bolster your offense with easy, proven strategies, this video is for you.