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Princeton Offense: Dribble Entry Option

The Princeton Offense has long been a very popular system for coaches. This is because the Princeton Offense as a basis for a team’s offense provides a high degree of continuity. It is this continuity that helps many young and developing teams “find” scoring opportunities not necessarily by skill,

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4-1 Offense: High On-ball Screen

4-1 Offense formation is a great choice for coaches who do not have a lot of depth within their playing roster for interior targets. This alignment provides good spacing for all players on the court while allowing for short quick passes left or right and into the keyway to the post target.

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Introduction to the Zipper Offense

The Zipper Offense could be run by itself or as the entrance into multiple different offenses. This was especially challenging for defences of the time and as a result the offense leads to a number of high percentage shots. The basic set-up for the Zipper Offense is a continuity offense meaning it has the ability to be run on both sides of the floor continuously.

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1-3-1 Patterned Offense: Basic

The 1-3-1 Patterned Offense is a simple offense that can be useful as a starting set for young teams or can be the basis of a number of variations for more senior teams. The 1-3-1 Patterned Offense is a continuity offense which means it will continue to be run from one side of the floor to the other providing players maintain their spacing and position.

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Introduction to the Shuffle Offense

The Shuffle Offense was one of the earliest basketball offensive strategies developed during the twentieth century. The Shuffle Offense was first created in the 1950s by Coach Bruce Drake at the University of Oklahoma. The “Shuffle” has since become a staple of many basketball programs across the globe and would be one of the more popular systems currently used in basketball today.

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