Recently I had a talk with a European coach. He asked me for a good, reliable, innovative offense from the college level. He insisted that a good offense should be based on “reading” screens. He also said that he was looking for an offense that would take advantage of the opponent’s defensive strategy. I suggested him the Virginia Cavaliers Tony Bennett Blocker Mover Offense.
Tony Bennett Blocker Mover Offense
Coach Tony Bennett is the son of the legendary coach, Dick Bennett. He’s now the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers. His offense relies on reading the opponents’ defensive weaknesses. Through constant moving, sophisticated ball screens, and well designed passes he aims to produce some good, free shots for his best scorers. He also aims at increasing unbalance in the rival defense. This is not so easy to accomplish. You need a disciplined team and some great guards, as well as some focused forwards to apply this defense. However, your player need not to be athletic to implement it. All they have to do is be willing to learn how to utilize this offense and follow your instructions.
Isn’t this great? We all know that most youth teams can have tall Centers, or athletic forwards. The same happens with many professional teams in Europe. Nevertheless, you need players who can be dedicated to your plan to succeed with the Blocker Mover Offense.
Trust me on this! If you manage to teach your players this specific offense, you will see your team improve its overall performance. You will also provide them a great knowledge of the basics of basketball.
This playbook contains everything you need to implement the Blocker Mover Offense. Literally, Everything! All you will have to do is download it to your pc or laptop, read it carefully and choose the plays that fit your needs. You will be amazed on how many of plays you will introduce to your personal playbook.
Let’s check a ball screen play from the playbook:
1 passes t o 4
4 passes the ball to 3
5 back screens 2 through lane
2 sets back screen for 4
3 reverses the ball t o 2
5 elevates t o set ball screen for 2
WIth this third screen and the constant movement of the players, there are multiple options.
5 rolls to rim, 4 replaces to perimeter
If your 4 is a good shoother, then 2 can pass to all his teammates. He can pass to 3, 1 or 4 for a free 3-point shot. He can play the pick and roll with your 5. In most cases, he will be free to shot with good scoring chances. See the constant movement of the whole team? All the players participate in the play and we all know that this is the best way to destroy your opponents defensive balance.
You can find this and a big number of plays from Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers Blocker Mover Offense.