Steve Fisher 2013 Early Offense Notes

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.

June 16, 2014

Steve Fisher 2013 Early Offense Notes

Early Offense
Steve Fisher, San Diego State

Intro Notes

“If you’re focused on the next job, you’re probably not giving your best in your current job.”

“The best job in the world, is the one you have.”

Talking to players is about Trust and and Respect, but both have to be earned

Team Rules | Steve Fisher 2013 Early Offense Notes
1. On Time Everytime
2. Respect Everyone
3. Stay out of trouble (Detentions/Academic)
4. Always play your hardest

Before Secondary offense

“Have a sound defense, offense will follow.”

“You must have early offense”

Early Offense Principles | Steve Fisher 2013 Early Offense Notes

1. All players must be committed to running the floor on offense.
-BYU, UNLV, Creighton are best at it in college
2. The ball can’t stick
-Ball must be advanced to the open man
3. The Ball must be moved from one side to the other
-Use ball screen or skip pass

More Early Offense Notes | Steve Fisher 2013 Early Offense Notes

Players must buy into running for others in transition

Spacing is absolutely paramount if you want to be successful at running the ball

There are only 7 spots you can be at or move to

You want to get 50%+ of your field goal attempts in early offense

Early offense is both hard to guard and hard to scout

Player roles
You need to convince players that even though their mom wants them to shoot. They are more valuable to the team in other aspects of the game.

Ball screens
The Angle of the screen (screeners back) dictates where the ball will go
-Flat ball screens go to the hoop


I hope that you enjoy these Steve Fisher 2013 Early Offense Notes.  Coach Fisher does an outstanding job on Early Offense.

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Steve Fisher 2013 Early Offense Notes

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