- See how to attack in transition within the framework of the High/Low system
- Get a 5-man trapping full court defense, including why, when, and how to add pressure
with Robyn Fralick,
Bowling Green University Head Women's Coach;
former Ashland University Head Women's Coach; 2017 NCAA DII National Champions;
Coached the first perfect season (37-0) in NCAA Division II Women's Basketball history (2016-17);
2018 & 2017 Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Coach of the Year;
2018 NCAA DII National Runners-Up;
2x Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Champions
Coaches looking for an offense that will increase post touches with some high ball screen action mixed in may find the High-Low offense works for them. Robyn Fralick's offense answers so many questions that coaches are looking to answer about scoring from both inside and out.
With the High/Low action, bigs are the main focus. Scoring easy buckets near the basket is the key, but because of this post attack, the guards actually end up more open as their defenders drop down to help in the paint. Fralick's offense is a great tool for any coach trying to have offensive balance and a productive scoring attack. In this video, she covers great transition concepts that are sure to help your team get easy baskets quickly.
Coach Fralick does a great job throughout the video of breaking down the pieces of the offense so players can just go play.
Building the Break
Fralick introduces her transition offense - a great complement to the High/Low offense - by first breaking down some of the 3-on-0, 4-on-0 and finally 5-on-0 aspects. This build up helps players see some of the opportunities that are presented in the offense. Key points are:
- Attack with the ball out of the net
- Get the ball up the court with speed
- Point guard needs to get her backside to the sideline
While these are some fundamental concepts that all fast breaks should have, Fralick does a fantastic job in the build up drills of getting her players to stay true to these concepts, which help ignite their fast break. Another nice part of this break is that it shares some of the same concepts that will eventually be shown in the High-Low offense, specifically the constant and immediate looks into the post.
Fralick includes a game of "Baseball" using the transition concepts. While this sounds like a fun drill, it's still part of the build up she uses to help her players learn to play the game instead of running plays. Additionally, she works the transition concepts with 2-on-2, 3-on-3 and 4-on-4. This build up shows the pieces of the offense, as well as how they work to get the ball into the post.
High/Low Motion Offense
This offense is great because it has a structure that all players can follow, but also allows athletes to play basketball within the structure. Another important facet of the offense is consistently working through the post with ball screens and interchangeable post action. Fralick expects that both bigs are interchangeable and also expects that her 1, 2, and 3 are interchangeable with each other. This ability to have players playing multiple positions takes away many restrictions that can plague some offenses.
Coach Fralick begins with a 5-on-0 workout. Players run through many of the concepts that are in the offense, but are still encouraged to make decisions out of the offense instead of just following a set drill structure. Fralick then gets players into another Baseball Game where they once again build up from 2-on-2 to 3-on-3 to 4-on-4. In this session, post ups, drives and especially skips for open threes consistently present themselves.
Included are shooting drills for the post and perimeter players. These drills are also great additions to the whole package as they emphasize shots that players will see in games. The post players get short corner looks and shots from the top of the key, while the guards work on dribble hand-offs and skips that are constantly present in the offense.Basketball Videos