(Rental)-Re--screening Motion Offense
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Mike Rice: Re-Screening Motion Offense
Former Rutgers University head coach Mike Rice took Robert Morris to two NCAA tournament berths by building a solid half-court man-to-man defense, scoring in the paint, and getting to the free throw line. In order to score in the paint and shoot plenty of free throws, Rice used re-screening in his offense. In this video, he reveals his offensive philosophy and how he used re-screening motion.
The easiest way to score in the pain is to do so off of the fast break. To be successful in transition, the biggest key is spacing the floor. Proper spacing helps players get a quick, clear read of the defense and how it can be exploited. The results are easy baskets shot from close range.
To develop the fast break, Rice demonstrates a 5-on-0 transition drill. It is a continuous drill designed to help players perfect layups, jump shots, getting to penetration spots, and working on the next pass. Each of these is crucial to the re-screening motion offense. The drill also serves as a great warmup and gets players comfortable with playing at game pace.
Coach Rice’s offense produces easy looks at the basket. It is simple to learn and players don’t have to do much thinking. The basic idea is that a guard and a big man work together on one side of the floor using seven types of screening and reacting.
To teach the offense, Rice starts with a 2-on-2 drill where the different screens and actions are taught. Players learn how to read and react to the defense and their teammate’s action. The whole offense comes together in a 5-on-0 Dummy Offense drill. Here, screening action occurs on both sides of the offense, the dribble is used to reverse the ball, and the offense works on communicating and working the ball to the post.
Rice’s Re-Screening Offense is great for teams that don’t have a true post player and for teams that are skilled with the basketball.