Building Creativity and Discipline into Your Motion Offense


  • Listen in as Hall of Fame coaches Bob Knight and Geno Auriemma provide decades of insight into winning basketball
  • Challenge and train your players to think and react quickly with Knight’s “disadvantage drills”
  • Learn drills that will help you teach and structure your motion offense in practice
  • Discover how to effectively use the high ball screen in your fast break and essential entries for the high post offense
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with Bob Knight, former head coach at Texas Tech and Indiana University;
over 900 career wins; 3x National Championship Coach;
Five Final 4 appearances; 4x National Coach of the Year;
1984 US Men’s Olympic Coach (Gold Medal);
distinguished member of the Naismith Hall of Fame (1991)

with Geno Auriemma, 900 career wins – fastest coach to reach 900 wins;
2015 NCAA Championship Coach, winning back-to-back-to-back national championships (2013-15);
10x NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship Coach; back-to-back undefeated national championship seasons (2009 and 2010); five undefeated seasons; 8x National Coach of the year; distinguished member of the Naismith Hall of Fame (2006); over 30 Big East regular season and tournament titles

For coaches who spend more time practicing than teaching, Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight delivers drills that will help coaches train their players to think, react and better understand the game. Learning to “think the game” can make average players into good players.

Using on-court demonstrations, Coach Knight shares warm-up drills that will make players think about what they’re doing on the court. He demonstrates the use of three fundamental concepts-pass, cut, and screen-to build a motion offense.

To better prepare players for game-day situations, Coach Knight shares drills and tools for putting athletes in more challenging positions than they’ll face in any game. For team skills, he demonstrates how advantage/disadvantage drills can be done using 4-on-5. This is a great drill to help teams deal with traps and double teams. Putting players through these paces will build a stronger offense.

Coach Auriemma continues where Coach Knight leaves off by using on-court demonstrations and drills to teach motion offense in practice. He begins with a little bit of structure and then moves quickly into a demonstration of how to give players the freedom to play within your offense. By allowing freedom, your players will have the opportunity to use their thinking and reacting skills to successfully create scoring opportunities on the floor.

Coach Auriemma offers four practice drills to lay the foundation and structure of the motion offense. He demonstrates the drills he uses to teach motion offense and fast break from 1-on-0 to 5-on-0 full court. His practice drills will get players of all skill levels involved. Whether or not your players are All-Americans, they will benefit from the drills Coach Auriemma uses to build a solid motion offense.

Produced at the Spring 2013 Chicago (IL) clinic.

91 minutes. 2013.