Increase your team's scoring potential with fast-flowing, high-powered transition strategies!
- Teach players to "flatten out" the defense in transition with proper spacing to open up a wide driving gap for perimeter players
- Learn how to utilize ball screens in a transition offense to take advantage of mismatches
- Simplify your transition offense into a few basic actions that can be mixed and matched to exploit the weaknesses of your opponents
with T.J. Otzelberger,
South Dakota State University Head Coach;
former Assistant Coach at Iowa State University and the University of Washington
At every level of basketball, coaches recognize the importance of scoring in transition. As defenses become more sophisticated, the team that can score easy baskets in transitions has a major advantage over its opponents.
In this video, T.J. Otzelberger combines many high-powered transition offensive tactics from his past coaching experiences and pushes new fast-paced scoring options that are fluid and flexible based on defensive reads. He outlines more than 15 sets and variations on how to score in transition and in the secondary break.
Transition Offense Sets
Coach Otzelberger focuses on teaching the basic concepts of the transition offense, using the side ball screen as each play progresses from that starting point. He provides simple ways to vary the action using a:
- Kick Ahead
- Ball Reversal
- Drag Screen
- Gap Drive
- Dribble Hand-Off
Spacing is emphasized throughout the video, reinforcing spacing concepts to make the flow into your regular offense seamless and highly effective. Coach Otzelberger shows how poor spacing will take away options within your offense.
You will see many different sets and looks in transition. When your primary transition is not available, you can go into your secondary transition. Transition sets covered by Coach Otzelberger include:
- Swing Option - Teaches attack the gap using pick & roll two man game. Otzelberger adds Spur, Crack, and Step variations.
- Side Action - Uses the dribble hand-off action initiated by the point guard. Otzelberger includes three variations from the initial set.
- Hit Action - Throw ahead set over half court. Based off of this action, you can go right into Step, Crack or Spur action.
- Punch Action - Designed to get the ball into the post.
- Drag Ball Screen - Screen and roll with four variations.
You'll learn different ways to adjust the transition game to take advantage of your players' strengths. Using consistent terminology, players have the keys to simplify the installation and execution of many fast-hitting plays. The variations that you can work off of the same set will leave the defense guessing and improve your percentage of successful transition conversions.
Don't miss this chance to take an in-depth look at how to improve one of the most important facets of today's pace and space offenses. Coach Otzelberger's video is jam-packed with tips, techniques and insights that will help increase your winning percentage immediately.
Produced at the 2016 Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) clinic.
56 minutes. 2017.Basketball Videos