Re: Is "5-Out" a Good Offense for Junior High Age Kids?


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Posted by g on June 29, 2017 at 09:25:35:

In Reply to: Re: Is "5-Out" a Good Offense for Junior High Age Kids? posted by Caster Troy on June 27, 2017 at 18:15:02:

: : : : : : Hey coaches

: : : : : : I keep hearing about "5-out" offensefor youth teams - is this a good offense for middle school age kids? Do you run it vs zone or man or both? Im always looking for a good halfcourt offense - that is relatively easy to teach. Many thanks -PS. Where do i learn the basics?

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: : : : : It really depends on if the team has decent ball handlers or not. And it's very important to teach spacing. If you don't have the right spacing it becomes difficult. If you don't have good ball handlers it will be difficult to dribble drive and penetrate. If there's no dribble drive or penetration than the shooters won't be open. I personally would try to find a guy to run him at the 5 and have him hover near the basket for offensive rebounds or easy layups when his defender has to help. BUT, if you really want your team to be good, stress DEFENSE. Let them know that good DEFENSE gets you out on the break and also creates offense in itself. I think people get caught up too much with offense and seem to forget that defense is more important.

: : : : Great offense for development and learning the game. The fact that you "need ball handlers" is false. Most junior high kids can get to the basket in one dribble and if you can't bounce it and get to the basket you shouldn't be playing. Teaches passing, cutting and reading screens and not finding the first kid to mature and sticking him under the basket when he will probably not ever play the post past 7th grade. The game is outside in now and it's just the way it is.

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: : : No one said anything about the "post". Why not start teaching some kids actual "roles" and maybe some of them will find a nitch. Teams need good role players come high school and if you can make layups and grab offensive boards then a coach may decide to give you A LOT of minutes.

: : Why? He wrote on this forum he coached at a school in the Inland Empire, lower level. He wrote that he screws a kid if he does not like the parent. Castor is a pathetic excuse for a human being. Thank you.

: You are so far from the truth that it's hilarious! But thanks for trying to keep up with me and my shenanigans. Makes me feel loved!! If you're going to keep track of what I do and don't do at least you can get my name right.

5 out has post opportunities via basket cuts and step-ins off ball reversals. Teach kids how to basket cut and straight/curl/backcut off downscreens. When I have my youth camp I stress that regardless of the type of offense, the position that offensive players want to find themselves in are attacking space and closing out defenders. 1v1 against a set defense/defender is not offense and shouldn't be a part of any offensive scheme in youth. I also hesitate to teach ball screens to kids under 12.


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