This section has ideas for developing an offensive philosophy and system. I hope that it stimulates your thinking to come up with additional questions that can help your basketball staff to clarify ways that you can get the most out of your players.
- Do we want to run in lanes for spacing or run random transition?
- What do we want to get out of transition?
- Do we want to run any secondary break actions?
- How many press offense alignments do we need?
- How many press offenses do we need?
- What players comprise our “good hands” team?
- What motion offense (if any) best fits our team?
- Do we want to add, subtract, or change any of our continuities?
- Do we want to add, subtract or change any set plays?
- Do our man offenses put us in the best position to offensive rebound as well as have defensive floor balance?
- Should we add, subtract or change any of our zone actions?
- Should we add, subtract or change any of our zone sets?
- Are we able to attack all types of zones and traps with our zone offense?
- Do our zone offenses provide us with offensive rebounding opportunities as well as defensive floor balance?
- How many different alignments do we want to use?
- When do we want to put in each alignment? (Should we save any for late in season?)
- Do we have a play that takes advantage of any way that the opponent may guard us? (Zone, Denial, Pack, Switch)
- Do we have plays that take advantage of the positioning of the inbound defender?
- Do we want to add, subtract or change any of our last second full court, 3/4 Court, 1/2 Court, 1/4 Court or UOOB plays?
- How much time is needed on the clock to execute each play?
- Do we need to make any changes to our delay game?
- What FT plays do we run if we have to miss intentionally and need a two-point shot or three-point shot to tie?
- When will we start to hold for the last shot to end a quarter?
- When will we shoot the ball to end a quarter?
- What play will we use to end the quarter?