How do you run the Princeton Chin Offense with all types of players?

Written by Coach Peterman

I have coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. I just felt that fellow coaches especially young coaches need to constantly work on their “game”. Just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves. That is my story and why I do this blog.

April 26, 2017

Learn how to turn your players loose running the Princeton Chin Offense!

princeton chin offense

The famed Princeton Chin Offense has created some great moments in the NCAA Tournament. You have seen number sixteen seeds take down the number one seed using this Princeton chin offense. Pete Carril’s teams took down Georgetown and UCLA running it

You will see how the Princeton attack has changed over the past 15 years. It’s not as slowed down or scripted like it uses to be. If you watch any NBA game, you will see parts of the Princeton chin offense in those games. The Toronto Raptors use the Princeton offense quite a bit these days.

Pete Carril was way ahead of his time in creating an offense that would open up spacing and create open three-point shots. All the great offenses have ball movement in them. The Princeton offense has constant movement and cutting. All the players must be able to catch and pass. They use the high post quite a bit to spread the floor and hit back-door cutters.

The offensive emphasis was on three-point shots and layups which are how the game has developed today. The most valuable shot in the game is the three point shot. It stretches out the defense, and it is very hard to guard. Look at Notre Dame; They run a lot of pick and pop with four skilled guards who are hard to guard.

You can run this type of offense will all types of players. The more versatile players, the better. Every offense is going to need people that can dribble, shoot, and pass. It’s a reading and reacting offense that kids can buy into quickly once they see success.

This offense allows your players the structure to open up the floor and play a little bit. It will give them and you some freedom to play.

Click on the pdf link to download the Princeton Chin Offense:

Princeton Chin Offense

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