Basketball Transition Sets & Effective Out-of-Bounds Plays
More and more teams are focusing on transition offense at all levels of basketball. East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes, a 27-year coaching veteran, addresses transition offense as well as inbound plays that he has had success with. Forbes has worked under some of the best coaches in the business including Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall, Tennessee’s Bruce Pearl, and Texas A&M’s Billy Gillespie. Forbes spent two seasons at Northwest Florida State and led his teams to back-to-back NJCAA Division 1 runner-up finishes. He also touches on his philosophy of building successful programs.
Basketball Transition Sets: Quicks 1-9
Coach Forbes begins with nine quick-hitters that can be used to attack a defense in transition. Each play can be used after a make or a miss. The plays include many of the basic actions that can be used by almost any offense. Use ball screens, shuffle cuts, dribble drive actions, and more to attack a defense quickly and get open shots.
Coach Forbes also includes adjustments that can be made off of many of the plays presented. The plays can also be adjusted based on personnel to take advantage of any favorable matchups. You can pick and choose which plays to use based upon your team’s skill set.
You will see a series of inbounds plays that Coach Forbes has used to score quickly. Using a 1-4 low alignment, these plays use lob passes for bigs, pin down screens for the inbounder, dribble handoffs, and isolations.
Coach Forbes also addresses sideline inbounds plays. Using a box formation, players utilize quick-hitting actions like flex cuts, dribble handoffs, lob passes, and more to get players good looks in key situations.
For Coach Forbes, basketball is much more than just X’s and O’s. His teams are taught to do things the right way and to play with intensity. To ensure that his teams are sticking to the culture, Forbes details ways in which he evaluates his program. These include:
- Evaluation of players by the coaching staff
- Evaluation of the players and program by the players
- Evaluation of the program by the head coach
Coaches must know what their program’s strengths are and where improvements can be made. The development of the program culture is just as important as transition offense and inbounds plays, which Coach Forbes does a great job with in this 74-minute video. Rent this basketball transition sets DVD today.