The Spread and Go Motion Offense by Kyle Pertuset
My name is Kyle Pertuset, and I am creator of the Spread and Go Motion Offense, many of the ideas that came to me when I began to diagram these concepts are a credit to the great coaches I have had the privilege to work under. Throughout the beginning of my coaching career, I have always been an offensive junkie, studying plays, studying different offense, trying to adjust and work new continuities into my teams to make us better on offense. I feel in some capacities I have been guilty at times of “over coaching” on the offensive end with multiple continuities installed, not to mention a small army of set plays that continues to expand has I see something I like offensively on a daily basis. The concept of the Spread and Go Motion Offense came to me this Spring while taking in some AAU basketball, as we all know, practice time and chemistry are often issues which haunt talented AAU teams who are filled with players who quite frankly do not know how to play with one another, or struggle to find another role as a part of the team. As result of this, many AAU coaches are placed with the burden of coming up with some form of structure that is fast, easy, and allows players to develop and showcase his or her skills. The Spread and Go allows you to utilize multiple features of several different continuity offenses into one powerful offensive system. Whether you are an old fashioned Open Post guy, a Dribble Drive Motion guru, ball screen fanatic, or fan of the swing or flex, you will find something you like in the Spread and Go Motion Offense. The Spread and Go is also a great weapon to have in your arsenal as a change-up for those times you decide to play 5 guards or “go small” so to speak. The Spread and Go is so easy to pick up and install, that you do not have to make this your feature offense or “marry” this offense. This offense can be maintained and built upon with simply dedicating a small amount of practice time per week reviewing upon, and building on the principles. For example, if you spend about one hour a week on this offense, by tournament time you could have yourself a pretty nice change-up offense, for perhaps a tournament draw featuring a team who is going to try to expose you athletically be switching all screens, or applying constant pressure. On the contrary, I also believe that this offense can effectively be a team’s base offense and provide numerous challenges for opposing defenses if tailored to your team’s overall strengths and weaknesses, as well as being drilled on consistently in practice. Thank you for taking the time to look at my offense, I know I am not re-inventing the wheel here, nor do I claim to be, I would just like to share my offensive concepts with others who may be interested in alternative offensive concepts, or simply a start-up coach like myself who is a offensive fanatic who cannot get enough X’s and O’s! Best wishes to you and yours!