Motion Offense Shooting

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

Take the most common shots that come from your offensive system & make those actions into your shooting drills.


One thing I've tried to do over the past four years is to move toward more "offensive specific" two or three man shooting action / drills. These actions are simply just pieces of what we are doing in our half court offense. The simple goal is to get reps of the shots that players are going to see on gameday.


The variations of Motion Offenses are endless, but all of them involve off the ball screening of some sort. In our version of Motion we use a Staggered Screen on ball reversals, and a Flare Screen when passes are made to a straight cut. Like most offenses, we also incorporate the use of DHOs and Drive & Kick opportunities as well. When it comes to designing shooting components to practice we try to incorporate these common motion actions into our drills.


Straight Cuts -

When the ball is reversed we will go into a staggered screen for the lowest player away from the ball.


His Options:

1. Straight Cut

2. Back Cut to the Rim


Here we are trying to replicate a straight cut off of the staggered screen.






Flare Screen & Second Cuts -

Flare Screen -

On a Straight Cut catch the 5 Man sets the Flare Screen for the passer.


Here we'd expect:

  1. 2 to Pass to 1

  2. 2 to Makes his Flare Cut

  3. 1 Delivers the Pass