with Michael Peck, Findlay Prep (NV) Head Coach,
ranked among the top five in the nation for high school basketball; 3x ESPN NHSI Champions in 5 years (2008-12); 4 NBA draft picks in 2 years
Here is a simple, structured, proven offense, which incorporates cutting and screening to give you great scoring opportunities.
Findlay Prep High School Head Coach Michael Peck has achieved an astounding level of success in just five seasons as head coach. Three straight ESPN NHSI Championships and a 157-8 record (including a 65-0 record at home) have coaches and players alike seeking to emulate the level of success that Peck has achieved in such a short period of time.
Coach Peck provides you with a step-by-step, easy to understand explanation of this successful motion offense that can be part of your team’s playbook. He starts with his basic formation and terminology, which are crucial to the success of this offensive set system. He describes that at any point in time, your 2s and 3s are interchangeable along with your 4s and 5s. This functionality allows for more creativity and flexibility within the 4-out 1-in motion sets.
From the basic set, Coach Peck outlines their Gator Offensive Series. By mastering these sets, your team will be able to score on any defense at will. Whether you are starting in half court set or trying to convert out of transition, there is something within this offensive segment that your team can use.
Out of his Gator Offensive Series, he demonstrates a series of 10 quick hitting strikes that your offense can utilize to get an easy bucket in the half court setting. All flow seamlessly from one stage to the next while incorporating stagger-screen into on-ball screening action designed to force an opponent to defend consecutive actions by the offense. Each play provides the same initial look, with a post inside surrounded by 3 guards and a stretch post player outside. Options are provided to include each player as an offensive threat.
In his quick strikes, Peck shows you their Dribble Weave Hit set which utilizes screens by the 4 and 5 man to get the wing open for a great driving angle. In his Step Up and Step Up Big action, Coach Peck has his wing and post player change the angle of their screen to allow a quick look by the point guard.
In order to teach all of his quick hitting sets, Peck teaches and instructs players through 5 on 0 action while breaking down each step of each play, along with stating how a defense will react.
Once your players have mastered these quick hitting strikes, you can put in various counters to really throw your opponent’s scouting report out the window. These counters alter the initial action of the quick hitter, but still include the designed motion of the designated play. Counter plays such as “Gator Hold”, “Gator Down 5”, “45 Exchange”, “Gator Stay/Away”, “Gator Point Through”, “Zip Hit” and “Zip Rip” are all demonstrated via 5-on-0 tutorial fashion and are clearly explained in terms of why such actions are necessary and how a defense will react.
Grab a courtside seat and witness the concepts behind what has been a remarkable 5-year run for Coach Michael Peck and his Findlay Prep basketball program.
57 minutes. 2012.