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Basketball offensive play – Shifting offense

Elvis Elvis

Now we are ready to put the offense together, and run it as we would in the game. The floor position of your players is very important for the continuity of the offense to flow properly. I tell our post man to play along the”slot” and move between the baseline and free-throw line.

The outside men line up three to five feet outside of the top of the “slot,” and are as wide apart as the width of the foul lane. The inside men, or “wings” line up three feet in from the side-line, and directly out from the free-throw line. The floor position of the team now looks like this.

Basketball offensive play   Shifting offense

Our pivot man is also the quarter-back of the ball club.If he doesn’t want the ball he shakes his head no, and the ball is moved to the weak side away from the pivot.