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Offense is a term used to describe the aspect of Basketball played when a team is in possession of the ball and is trying to score.

Offense Against Junk Defenses
Offense Tips Against Junk Defenses (Box-and-1 & Triangle-and-2)
Fast Break / Transition Offenses ...

Offense triangle
Playname : 1ntro - sideline continuity
The most important aspect of the Sideline Triangle Continuity is floor spacing.

Offense zone
Playname : 2:3 motion against zone pt1
This zone offense is a structured motion which is highly effective against odd front Zone defenses.

Playname : 2-3
set up in a 2-3 set
guards must pass before defense collaspes on them and puts pressure on them ...

Set Offenses

Though most teams would prefer to play the up-tempo, fast-break transition game that personifies today's basketball, the "Set Play" is the staple of the game. Set plays use teamwork and screening actions in an effort to create good shots.

Flex Offense - This pattern play basketball offense is simple to teach and offers us a second man-to-man offense for us to run if we need structure.

Zone Offense - Gap Penetration
Try to get some GAP PENETRATION. Dribble into a gap, dish to the basket or kick out to a shooter. Look to pass to where the defender comes from. The second time a player touches the ball on a possession is a good time to look for this type of dribble penetration.

Early Offense - Continuity
The final step of "Early Offense" is the continuity of the quick push throughout the game until the end of the game.

Press Offense
Press offense is part of the larger topic "Transition Offense". Also, see "Attacking the Full-Court Press", which discusses important principles common to attacking any press defense.

Shuffle offense as an offensive strategy in basketball, developed in the early 1950s by Bruce Drake at the University of Oklahoma. It was later used by Bob Spear, who was the first head basketball coach of the United States Air Force Academy from 1957-71.

Offense #1
This offense starts out with your 1 man just off the top of the key towards the right side. 2 is on the left side wing outside the three point line at that free throw line extended position.

The offense is designed as an inside attack; however, when the defense adjusts, easy outside shots with good rebounding position becomes readily available.
The high percentage shot.
The opportunity to put the opponent into early foul trouble.
It provides offensive rebounding power.

Motion Offense Principles:
1. Anytime you pass from the top position you cut to the small foul line and then screen the opposite wing man.
2. Anytime a wing man passes to the post he cuts the middle and replaces the opposite wing. The point and opposite wing replace accordingly.

Princeton Offense
By Charlie Zegers
Pau Gasol shows off his championship ring.

1-3-1 Zone Offense
Cutting Strong Side Pass 1
Cutting Weak Side Pass 1
Cutting Weak Side Pass 2
Cutting Weak Side Pass 3
Strong Side Screen Away 1 ...

Better 1 On 1 Offense teaches you how to quickly read the defense, react immediately so you can use the most effective move possible to help you score. This 3 1/2 hour DVD contains 8 chapters of detailed techniques to help you improve your game dramatically.

Read & React Offense Diagnostics: Testing Layers 3 & 4
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Offense and Defense
Basketball is played at a quick tempo between two goals at opposite ends of the court. Teams design and select plays created out of 10 general formations, and strategies are determined by coaches' preference and the players' skills.

Offense and Defense
Basic offensive skills are passing, ball handling, rebounding, and shooting. Passing the basketball is the fastest and often most efficient way of advancing the ball.

Offense: The team with possession of the ball.
Offensive rebound: Rebound by a player of the team in possession of the ball.
Officials: The referees who rule the game, stop and start play, and impose penalties for violations and fouls.

The team that has possession of the basketball. Also, a structured pattern of play that a team uses while attempting to score.
Offensive rebound:
A rebound of a team's own missed shot.

Jot down the various sets and patterns. Also look for out of bounds plays, last second plays, set plays and special situation plays.
Offensive Questions ...

Flex Offense-- Trying to back up even your smallest points with at least six statistical references.
Pressure Defense-- Covering your weak point by calling everyone else ignorant and biased.

Zone offense: A team offense used against a zone defense.
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Offense - the team with possession of the basketball.
Personal foul - contact between basketball players that may result in injury or provide one team with an unfair advantage; players may not push, hold, trip, hack, elbow, restrain or charge into an opponent.

The offense run by a team after getting the ball into the frontcourt. There are many different half-court offenses, but they're all based on using player movement and ball movement designed to get an open shot.
Half-Court or Set Offense ...

1. The offense is charged with a shot clock violation as the guard tosses up an air ball as the shot clock expires.
2. The defense double teams the point guard and he's unable to get off a shot as the 24-second clock expires. The offense is charged with a 24-second violation.

When the offense loses possession through its own fault by passing the ball out of bounds or committing a floor violation.
Assist to Turnover Ratio (A/T)
The ratio of assists per turnovers. A ratio helpful for measuring a players efficiency in handling the ball.
Formula: Assists / Turnovers ...

What type offense do the San Antonio Spurs run?
Answer Mostly Pick and Roll
Popularity: 80 ...

Basketball Offense:
Basketball's Weave Offense - A weave is simply a consecutive series of: (A) a dribble drive over a pick followed by a pass by the ball handler to a teammate, (B) the passer following the pass to set a pick for ...

Basketball Offense - Development through Knowledge & Understanding ...

"Off the Ball" Offense
Getting Open to Receive a Pass
Movement - move to open areas keeping a passing lane open... When Denied by the Defense - use a "Backdoor Cut" ... When Still Denied - use a "V" Cut or "Square Off Cut" to the outside.
"Off the Ball" Cuts
Back Door Cuts.

Always force the offense to one side or the other whether or not they have the ball. You need to be aware of which way, right or left, the offense likes or wants to move, and then prevent them from doing so. Forcing involves setting up at about a 45 degree angle to the defense, one foot to the side.

backcourt: the area from the midcourt line to the end line furthest from the offense's basket. ball handler: the player with the ball; usually the point guard at the start of a play.

Cut: A quick advance by the offense toward a position to shoot or receive the ball.
Cylinder: The closely guarded circular area above the basket.
Dead Ball: A ball that is not "alive" or in play.
Defense: The team not in possession of the ball.

DRtg/A Adjusted Defensive Rating; DRtg adjusted for strength of opponent offense. DWS Defensive Win Shares; an estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player due to his defense. Please see the article Calculating Win Shares for more information.

Front court - the half of the court that a team plays offense in
-24. Give and go - an offensive move of passing the ball to a teammate, running for the basket with the intent of getting the ball back to score

Point guard: (1) A position played by a team's primary ball handler, the player who brings the ball up the court and begins the offense. Also called the "1." (2) The player who plays that position.
Popout cut: See cuts.
Post: (1) A player who plays in and around the lane area.

Center: pick the tallest player to be the center of the offense-he/she do the tip offs and assist with offense.
Center Circle: jump balls to start play occur here in this 12-foot circle.

The names of these may be changed depending on the offense played.
Offense: Team or individual patterns or play which are used to get the ball into scoring position.There are two basic types of offensive attacks: the slow deliberate attack and the fastbreak attack.

Offensive foul: A rule violation committed by a member of the team playing offense.
One-and-one: In U.S. college basketball, once a team accumulates seven fouls in a half, the other team enters the "one-and-one".

Synergy score: Used to describe the type of offense a team plays in terms of ball movement and individual play.

Too often baseball is seen through the prism of offense. When discussions turn to the best players in the game, offensive statistics are almost always cited as the basis for arguments.

As soon as one team has the ball, that team is the offense and the other team is the defense. The offense tries to position players to take a shot (throw the ball through the hoop). The defense players position themselves to block these shots.

If the offense is guilty than the defense is given the ball, and if the defense is guilty than the offense still maintains possession and gets a new 24-second clock. And if this happens in the backcourt, then the offense gets a new 10-second count to get the ball into the frontcourt.

Allow the players to scrimmage as normal, running their regular offense. Every so often blow your whistle to start transition. When the whistle is blown the player with the ball must set it down on the court (simulating a turnover). The whole team then transitions to defense.

Transition- Moving down the floor going from offense to defense or going from defense to offense.
Turning The Ball- Moving the ball from one side of the floor to the other,
Two Hand Overhead Pass- Pass made two handed with the arms extended with the wrist and finger snap only.

(1) If the violation is by the offense, the ball is awarded to the opposing team at the sideline nearest the spot of the violation but no nearer to the base-line than the free throw line extended.

Fast Break - When the team on offense quickly moves the ball up the court before the opposing team can set up in their defensive position.
Field Goal (or Basket) - A shot through the hoop (other than a free throw). A basket scores either two or three points.

Small Forward: Known primarily for their offense, the small forward is not necessarily smaller than the power forward.
Steal: Taking the ball away from an opponent or intercepting a pass.
Swing-man: A player who can swing back and forth and play two positions. Often the Small Forward.

Transition: The movement from offense to defense, or vice versa, when the ball changes hands.
Traveling: A violation in which a player takes too many steps without dribbling the ball. Also: walking.

Transition: n. The act of changing from offense to defense and vice versa. n. A fast break.
Trap: n., v. A defensive tactic whereby two players converge upon the player with the ball in an attempt to create a steal or a turnover.

Transition Game - Changing from offense to defense or vice versa.
Trap- When two defensive players double team the ball handler and position themselves to make a 'V' so that the defender cannot dribble or pass between them.

Known primarily for their offense, the small forward is not necessarily smaller than the power forward.
Taking the ball away from an opponent or intercepting a pass.

Q: We have an argument going at work. A female co-worker says that in women's NCAA basketball, the offense has no time limit in the backcourt. I say they have the same ten second time limit that the men have. What is the answer?

Screen: a player attempting to protect his/her team-mate from being guarded during an offense phase.

The passing tips you'll find here are a decent start, but in order to be a great passer, you need a complete system, improving your total offense and challenging you to make great passes.

Nickname for style of play used by Florida around turn of the 21st century, with heavy emphasis on pace, threes, and pressing. Less germane to current team, given more deliberate and efficient offense and grinding halfcourt defense.
Billy the Kid ...

Once they get it, they have to dribble back to the basket and try to score, with the other player playing defense. If the ball is stolen, then they switch offense/defense. I usually give a time limit of 30-45 seconds and that makes them concentrate on end-of-game situations.

See also: See also: Basket, Basketball, Ball, Defense, Post

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