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Coach Thom’s Top 10 Dribble Drive Motion Offense Videos of All Time

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This list has been compiled by Championship Productions Basketball Coaching Education Director, Thom McDonald!

1. Maximizing the Post in the Dribble Drive Offense | Greg Kampe

Thom Says: This video by Coach Kampe demonstrates that your team doesn’t always need four high-caliber perimeter players to operate the Dribble Drive Offense. Coach Kampe breaks down the process into steps so that you can implement this system at any level. While many times the Dribble Drive offense stresses the importance of the perimeter players while leaving out the post players, Coach Kampe will demonstrate how to create easy scoring opportunities for your post players using this system. Coach Kampe is one of the best teachers on this topic and this video makes learning and implementing this offense easy at all levels

2. Installing the Dribble Drive Motion Offense | Andrew Grantz

Thom Says: Coach Grantz and Coach Cunningham do a tremendous job in this video in detailing how to implement the Dribble Drive Motion Offense to your team quickly and effectively. They use build-up drills to show players how the offense is supposed to look and feel. The drills ran by Coach Cunningham and Coach Grantz simulate game actions and give your limited practice time the most value possible. This is a player-friendly offense that will keep your opponents on their heels.

3. 100 Drills and Sets for Implementing the Dribble Drive Offense | Vance Walberg

Thom Says: The grandfather of the Dribble Drive Offense, Vance Walberg, demonstrates over 100 team and individual drills needed to implement the Dribble Drive. Coach Walberg breaks it down position-by-position and details what each player on the court needs to do to run the system correctly. He then brings the entire team together to demonstrate the formations and action of the Dribble Drive Offense. This video pairs well with Coach Walberg’s “Mastering the Drive Drive Attack Offense” to add to your collection.

4. Developing the Dribble Drive Skill Set |  John Calipari

Thom Says: Coach Calipari learned from the creator of the Dribble Drive Offense, Vance Walberg, and has since become an expert in the offensive system. Coach Calipari brought the Dribble Drive Offense to the major college level when he implemented it during his time at the University of Memphis. In this video, Calipari teaches post players how to react to the defense to get open for scoring opportunities and how perimeter players can be the most effective in the movement of the ball. Coach Calipari has developed 22 skills needing to be mastered by all players on the court in order to run this style of offense. These skills are detailed, yet can be mastered by any player at any level.

5. Breakdown Drills for the Dribble Drive Motion Offense | John Calipari

Thom Says: Coach Calipari is known for bringing the Dribble Drive Offense into the major college game. With this set of competitive breakdown drills, Coach Calipari utilizes sprint drills, passing drills, and hard-line drives to the rim. These drills are meant to test the effort and focus of your players. Coach Calipari adds in unique factors such as peer pressure, time restraints, and other specific conditions to get players ready for anything they may encounter in game. These drills will have your team ready for any defense your opponent will play against you.

6. Mastering the Dribble Drive Attack Offense | Vance Walberg

Thom Says: Coach Walberg teaches you how to perfect this system of offense. This video will show you how to fine-tune your offense to become extremely difficult for your opponent to defend. Coach Walberg goes through his “Daily 45” series of drills that take one minute per drill and take up the first 45 minutes of practice. He then goes through his famous “Blood Drills” that focus on all the basics needed to be successful.

7. Advanced Dribble Drive Offense: Zone & Transition Game | Vance Walberg

Thom Says: Coach Walberg turns it up a notch with the video. If you want to add to the capability of the Dribble Drive Offense, this video is a must. Walberg starts out with some of the basics, but then will show you how to attack the defense and create opportunities in transition while still operating out of a Dribble Drive Offense. With six hours of video, Walberg covers everything you need to know about advancing your team’s Dribble Drive Offense to the next level.

8. The Encyclopedia of the Dribble-Drive Motion Offense | Fran Fraschilla

Thom Says: This video by former coach and current ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla will go over everything you could possibly want to know about this system of offense. Fraschilla will start out with the basics and how you can implement this offense with your team. He then will go over more advanced and related systems such as the Memphis Attack, International Dribble Penetration, Pick & Roll Attack, and Dribble Penetration versus a Zone Defense. Coach Fraschilla diagrams everything in detail on a whiteboard and covers everything from A-Z in this video.

9. Attacking the Rim with the Dribble Drive Motion Offense | Matt Bollant

Thom Says: Coach Bollant does an amazing job by showing you how to implement the Dribble Drive Offense step-by-step. Bollant covers all the basics and explains why he personally puts an emphasis on a high octane offense that attacks the basket. The video covers how to initiate the offense and shows you drills on how to finish plays as well. This is a good video for anyone trying to learn the finer details of the Dribble Drive and because of this, Coach Bollant makes this system of offense implementable at any level of play.

10. The Ball Screen Dribble Drive Offense | David Clarke

Thom Says: Coach Clarke shows you how to take your Dribble Drive Offense to the next level by adding in ball screens. This is a system that is easy to learn, yet very hard to defend and will create countless open scoring opportunities for all five players on the court. Clarke ensures that all of his players know the responsibility of each position on the floor. This allows for players to switch on the fly, adding a degree of difficulty to your opponent trying to stop you. Coach Clarke shows how to open up the middle of the floor by putting a post player on the perimeter and a guard inside. This video is a must if you want to take your team’s difficulty to defend up a notch.

Honorable Mention: Dribble-Drive Offense for High School Basketball | Jerry Petitgoue

Honorable Mention: Spread Dribble-Drive Motion Offense | Keno Davis

Honorable Mention: Dribble Drive Drills and Offensive Sets | Greg Kampe

If you want to see every video Championship Productions offers on the Dribble Drive Motion Offense, go here!

Move the Ball Within the Man Up Offense!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sean Kirwan, Brown University assistant coach, helps his players work on their ball movement abilities within the “Loaded Passing” drill. The drill trains athletes to catch a ball loaded and be ready to score, before passing to an open teammate who has a better chance to get the team a point.

Loaded Passing

Drill Summary: Set up with five players in a circle of 15-20 yards in diameter. In the middle of the circle, place a ball bag or some other object. On the coach’s command, players pass the ball around the circle, working on quick ball movement and calling out “one more” to simulate a game situation where you’re trying to beat the defense’s rotation. The progression of the drill is to add one step after catching each ball to mimic the desire to attack the goal. Have each player’s toe point directly at the ball bag in the center of the circle on their step.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Basic & Advanced Man Up Offense.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at!

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Coach Thom’s Top 10 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense Videos of All Time

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This list has been compiled by Championship Productions Basketball Coaching Education Director, Thom McDonald!

1. Perimeter Drills for the 4-Out 1-In Offense | Jamie Dixon

Coach Dixon demonstrates some great breakdown drills that you can utilize in your 4-Out 1-In motion offense. His techniques will help isolate and take advantage of other teams’ defensive weaknesses.

2. Building a 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense | Patrick Chambers

Coach Chambers provides you with all of his whole part teaching for implementing the 4-Out 1-In motion offense. He starts from point guard and perimeter drills to build the offense right in front of your eyes. This offense will put your players in a position where they’ll never stop moving, and will challenge the defense to stay in a stance to have any opportunity for weak-side help.

3. 4-Out 1-In Attack & React: Attacking Drills & Skills |  Andrew Grantz

Coach Grantz demonstrates all of the breakdown drills and skills that your team will need to master to run this offense successfully. You’re going to learn the five phases of implementation: breakdown drills, pass and cut, post entry, baseline drive, and backdoor. You will have a complete understanding of this offense after watching this video.

4. 4-Out 1-In Attack & React Motion Offense: Volume 2 |  Andrew Grantz

Great videos! Coach Grantz has utilized some of the unique characteristics of the 4-Out 1-In and the dribble drive. This offense will put your players in the best situation to be successful, and be a scoring threat. The rhythm and flow of the offense will definitely raise your shooting percentage.

5. The 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense | Mark Few

Coach Few demonstrates great spacing and keys to reading the defense. He also demonstrates six different sets that will allow you different looks for your players. He emphasizes a number of different screens that you can utilize to create scoring opportunities for your team. With these sets and plays, your players will have a greater opportunity for an open floor and the ability to gain space on the offensive end.

6. 4-Out 1-In Attack & React: Transition and Zone Offense | Andrew Grantz

This offense has been so successful for Coach Grantz that he shows you the transition offense to take advantage of your opponent. Maybe the most important part is that since this offense is so hard to stop, teams will play zone against you. Coach Grantz will then show you his zone offense so that your team will be ready for anything.

7. AAU Coaching Girls Basketball Series: Full and Half Court Team Offense | Sherri Coale

This is one of the best videos for a beginning coach. Coach Coale demonstrates this offense with youth players and a college team. Her ability to break down an offense for the purpose of teaching is second to none. She also outlines and demonstrates the motion offense and how it will allow you to keep a post player near the basket. It will also incorporate spacing, cutting, and screening while spreading the floor to create dribble penetration as well as scoring opportunities.

8. Breakdown Drills for the 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense | Jay Wright

If you run the 4-Out 1-In, this is a video you need to get. This video will help you gain a better understanding of all the guard and forward drills and shooting drills that will help your players gain an understanding of their position on the floor, as well as the rest of their teammates. It will put them in a position to score! This video will help maximize your time in practice and on the court, as well as to execute the efficiency of a great offense such as the 4-Out 1-In

9. The Attacking 3-Out & 4-Out Motion Offense | John Giannini

This is unique video that will enable you to go back and forth between a 3-guard and a 4-guard set. This offense will definitely keep your opponent off-balance. Coach Giannini uses whiteboard to diagram everything out and also demonstrates everything on the court with the team. He offers set plays and double-low situations that you can use against any defense. He combines versions of the 4-Out 1-In and the Dribble-Drive offense to create scoring opportunities off the dribble and hitting the open man on the perimeter.

10. Spread Motion: 4-Out 1-In Offense | Jamie Dixon

This 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense is easy to install and hard to defend. The priorities of this offense are spacing, screening, driving opportunities, and post isolation. Coach Dixon demonstrates numerous cuts such as re-screening/fade, basket-cut, curl/screen, and back-cuts. All of these counters will put your team in position for easy scoring opportunities. Lastly, Coach Dixon covers numerous options off the post-feed.

Honorable Mention: The 4-Out 1-In Spots Offense | Pat Clatchey

Honorable Mention: The Encyclopedia of the 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense | Rick Majerus

Honorable Mention: Installing the 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense | Paul Hewitt

Honorable Mention: 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense | Michael Peck

Improve Your Players’ 1-on-1 Skills!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

University of Colorado head women’s coach, Ann Elliott, realizes the importance of having players who can defend well in one on one situations. In this drill, your athletes will be forced to use great body positioning and field awareness to keep offensive players from scoring easily around the net.

Simple 1 on 1 Drill

Drill Summary: Begin with a goalie in the net, an offensive player guarded by a defensive player just behind the net, another offensive player waiting out top and a coach with a pile of balls. To start, the coach throws a ball to the offensive player behind the net and the defensive player works to force the offense out. After the offensive player shoots, another ball is thrown to the offensive player out top and the defensive player must close out and force them down the wing.

Finally, after that offensive player shoots, a ground ball is rolled onto the field and the defensive player must scoop it up to complete the drill. The defense gets points for stops. Body positioning is paramount for success on defense in one on one situations!

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Drill Progressions for Developing Team Defense.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at!

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