Spread-and-Go-Motion-Offense– New Drills by Kyle Pertuset

Written by Kyle Pertuset

Kyle Pertuset began being involved within the coaching profession at a very young age, the 2005 Minford, Ohio Graduate began as a 7th and 8th grader assisting with the Minford Biddy Basketball program in his hometown. Directly after high school Pertuset began assisting in the Jr. High Boys’ program at Minford Local Schools while coaching his first season of AAU Basketball with the Southern Ohio Magic, where he was on the board as one of the founding fathers of the newly established Southeast Ohio based AAU program. During the summer of 2009 Pertuset was hired as 7th Grade Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Minford Middle School and Head 8th Grade Coach the year prior. During his tenure as Jr. High Boys’ Coach he also served as an assistant on the varsity level under former Minford Head Coach Kyle Copley who worked under Hall of Fame Women’s Basketball Coach, Robin Hagen-Smith at Shawnee State University. Pertuset also worked under current Minford Head Boys’ Coach Josh Shoemaker who is a Minford Alumnus. While Pertuset was at Minford the Falcons made a trip to the District Semi-Finals. In the spring of 2010, Pertuset was hired by Jeff Lisath to be the Head Jr. High Boys’ Coach at Piketon high school, 2 seasons following the varsity programs’ state final four appearance. Pertuset also volunteered and assisted at the varsity level at Piketon, and was a part of 2 district tournament appearances, a district championship, and one regional semi-final appearance. Pertuset has a combined 5 years of AAU Basketball experience working for both the Southern Ohio Magic, South Central Rebels, and Ohio Rebels Elite(Mansfield), where he coached age groups varying from 8th grade student-athletes all the way to the varsity level. Pertuset served 2 seasons as the Boys’ Varsity Head Coach at Lucas High School in Richland County, Ohio where he was heading up the rebuilding process. Pertuset is currently exploring other avenues in both coaching and education.

November 26, 2015

Spread-and-Go-Motion-Offense – New Drills by Kyle Pertuset


Hello fellow coaches, and current Spread-and-Go-Motion-Offense Coaches, I hope your pre-season preparation and installment of the offense,  or even for you college coaches that your early season contests have been a success thus far, remember STAY PATIENT as with everything in life, it is most certainly a journey rather than a destination, and a incessant process.  As you approach the season, one thing I always try to keep in mind is that my players and your players as well are in-fact human, which when combined with a steady constant routine of the same drills, challenges, and concepts in practice can result in a decrease of focus, effort, and even skill or basketball IQ development.  This fact holds true, even in offensive breakdown drills.  T

These are 2 new Spread-and-Go-Motion-Offense Drills, I have added this season with multiple options for variation which you can add to your drill library to improve your players understanding and justification for running the Spread-and-Go-Motion-Offense, or even if you are strictly and old fashioned open post or motion coach/team.  An entire library of drills featuring the development and installment of all layers of the Spread-and-Go-Motion-Offense are of course available in the playbook section for purchase.

In Drill 1, Pass-Cut-Replace-Drive you will see multiple rules and aspects of the offense being drilled, while at the same time providing opportunities for offensive skill development within the Spread-and-Go-Motion-Offense or just about any offense as it contains simple “smart basketball” reactions to various stimuli that can take place in a half court setting.  I like idea of adding myself or an assistant to this drill as it maximizes repetitions and keeps players who aren’t getting the ball from dogging it because maybe they “don’t see the point.”  This also gets you active and involved with your players and can provide you with even more insight into the dynamic of your offense, mechanics within how your offense is ran by all of your players, and any small errors you may want to adjust such as how your players catch the ball, how your players finish after the catch, and different variations and ways to finish around the rim such as but not limited to “alternative finishes.”

In Drill 2, Pass-Cut-Replace-GoLine you will see once again multiple rules and aspects of the offense being drilled and acted upon, hopefully by now more instinctive rather than anticipative.  As I have stated previously, anytime I can add myself or an assistant to the drill to increase effort and repetition I like to covet that opportunity, and this drill is certainly no different in that regard.  In my opinion, with my experiences within the offense thus far since the original ideas, concepts, and time I spent at the “drawling board” so to speak, the “GoLine” is one of the more difficult things to drill, as players have a bad habit of wanting to just anticipate and perform the drill, rather than the “flow” that makes your offense, especially the Spread and Go click, this is yet another opportunity besides the standard “GoLine” drill that allows your players to learn to react to the defender rather than just “running the drill.”  Remember, this offense is better executed by way of “marriage” rather than on occasion which means to maximize the positive effects you must drill often to increase productivity and player execution or understanding.   Once again, I wish you all well and I hope these drills are a tool you can add to your practice library or your Spread-and-Go-Motion-Offense Drill Book that I hope most of you already own.  Have a great season!

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