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Jim Boone Motion Offense by Mark Chapman

Jim Boone Motion Offense by Mark Chapman

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Jim Boone Motion Offense

Jim Boone – Delta State University
Book on Motion Offense
I Why I chose Motion
A. Motion offense if effective for all ages
– I have taught motion at all age levels
– Players are capable of great things if taught the details well
– No matter what offense you run the principles of motion will benefit any philosophy
* No matter what you choose to run you should always have a philosophy
B. Be Consistent with what you teach
– Choose something you can “sink your teeth into”
– Don’t be a coach that experiments with a philosophy year after year
– If you’re going to teach motion, work through the difficult times
* ”Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is always an orphan.” – JFK
– Your philosophy needs to be able to withstand good and bad times during the season and during your career
C. Your choice:
“Surprise & Change” OR “Simplicity & Execution” – Pete Newell
– Surprise & Change relies on multiple defenses and patterned offenses
– Not enough time to get good at any one thing
– Simplicity & Execution master a few things very well
– “You win with People” -Woody Hayes
– Offenses & Defenses don’t win, it’s what you teach you players that will determine how good your teams will be
II What it takes to be successful in Motion
– Players must be fundamentally sound
– They must understand HOW to play the game
– Focus all our time on teaching our players how to play
– By teaching concepts and skills our players will improve as the season goes along
A. Difference from Motion & other offenses
– No predetermined movement by the players or the ball
– The basketball moves to the open players
– Set offenses the ball moves to a set position and the players react in their set movements
B. Benefits of Motion
– Flexibility: You can set you offense around different players every year without having to change everything
– Efficiency: To utilize your team’s strengths
– Difficult to defend
– Almost impossible to scout
– Improves you defensive play: Every day in practice you players will have to guard motion concepts instead of patterned movements
– Ability to attack multiple defenses without having to teach new concepts
– Helps develop players
– Fun for players to play
C. Disadvantages of Motion
– Requires a lot of time to master (on the part of the coach)
– Takes time to practice, organize, and prepare players for

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