Dr. Defense (Wayne Walters) has a very simple and effective continuity out of a 1-4 high. I would recommend you send him a PM and ask about it. For a youth team, and high school level it's simple and leaves room to take what the defense gives you.
Post by johncarrier42 on Dec 13, 2008 10:09:28 GMT -5
Used to have a bunch of 1-4 high continuity stuff, but haven't been able to find it. What I like to do is this: Design three 1-4 high plays that end in a 1-4 set (not hard). Make sure the plays maximize your player's/team's strengths and minimize their weaknesses. (For example: screens for shooters and high lows for stud posts) Have what play you run be dictated by how the ball is entered. If it is passed to the wing, you run one play, if it is passed to the post you run a second play, if it is dribbled at the wing you run a third play. You don't have to call anything, you just run it automatically. This allows you to be harder to scout - and if a team gets familiar with you (ie: playing them for the thrid time in a playoff game) you can switch a play, or the plays, to throw them off. I like doing a continuity offense like this because with three different plays int he offense you can incorporate a lot of different looks quickly and easily.
I have some 1-4 high information I can pass along if interested. I agree with Coach Carriers thought on different entries for an offense. We do something similar for our motion offense. For example, a right side entry means that we will run a double staggered screen for the opposite wing to get into our motion offense.