2Level of Play (14 Offense) 14 Offense: Level of PlayLevel of Play (14 Offense)The “14 Offense” is a based offense that is simple in formation but requires long passes and the ability to dodge at all four perimeter positions. 14 also allows for a variety of different “looks” and differentials and should therefore be considered a more intricate, higher level offense.
314 Offense: Set-UpSet-up (14 Offense)“14 Offense” is a set. One of the advantages of this offense is that players can be put in a variety of spots depending on match-ups. Coaches can determine where they want players. For the sake of explanation we will label players X1-X6 unless there are specific locations, in which case they will be labeled as midfielders and attackmen.
514 Offense: ExecutionExecution (14 Offense)The central principle of our base 14 offense is a “box” concept. Because the offense is wide and well spaced it presents excellent dodging opportunities for the 4 perimeter players (X1, X2, X3 and X4). When we are in our base 14 set, the four players on the perimeter need to move in unison as if “on a string”. When one players dodges to his right or left, the other four players need to mirror this motion to maintain “balance”.
6Execution (14 Offense Cont.) 14 Offense: ExecutionExecution (14 Offense Cont.)While the perimeter players are dodging and moving, the interior players want to move in a high low motion, looking to get open and occupy slides. Dodgers can look inside for X5 and X6 if they draw a slide but do not have a shot.
1014 Double: Set-UpSet-up“14 Double” is a “Double Mumbo” play that allows the dodger plenty of room to create and the two picks create confusion because the defense must adjust to the moving players while also having a slide ready for the dodge. In “14 Double” the dodger (M1) wants to initiate his dodge from the middle of the field, ten yards above the restraining line…
1114 Double: Set UpSet-up (Continued)Other than M1, who is our dodger, and A1, who is our attack outlet at “X”, the positions of the other players can be determined by the coaches, depending on the strength of various players. The two crease players, defined here as X2 and X3 should align themselves about 2-3 yards above the crease on the left and right pipe respectively…
1214 Double: Set UpSet-up (Continued)X1 and X4 want to start on the left and right wings about 5 yards above GLE and 7 yards to either side of the goal. A1 should start behind the goal at “X” 1-2 yards behind the crease so he is in position to “sneak” around the goal and provide back up.
1414 Double: ExecutionExecutionAs X1 gets ready to dodge, X1 and X4 begin to cut to the crease. Once M1 dodges to the goal and is within 10 yards, X1 sets a pick for X2 and X4 sets a pick for X3. X3 and X4 want to come off the picks and be in a position where they can catch and shoot the ball. X1 wants to dodge for his own shot and look to feed if a slide occurs. If a defender slides to X1, then he should look to X2 and X3 on the outside (most likely) or X1 or X4 on the inside (less likely).
15Execution (Continued) 14 Double: ExecutionExecution (Continued)If A1’s defender slides or helps, then A1 should cut around the goal looking for the ball. Otherwise he should stay behind the goal to act as a back-up for a missed missed shot. X1 and X4 want to be in a position to score after they set the pick. If their man slides and they are open, they need to be ready to catch and shoot. If X2 and X3 do not have a shot after receiving the ball from M1, they can look to throw a skip pass across the field to the other outside shooter.
1714 Double (M1 Dodging) A1 X1 X4 X2 X3 After he receives the pass from M1, X2 wants to look immediately to shoot, if not he wants to look inside at X1 and X4, otherwise he wants to throw a skip through to X3.On the dodge M1 should be looking for his shot. Otherwise he wants to look at X2 and X3, or lastly, the skip through to A1.14 Double (M1 Dodging)
1814 Double: Final Thoughts “14 Double” is an extremely effective play and can be used more than once a game, because of the various reads and decisions that can be made on any given play. Depending on how defenders react, X2 and X3 want want to either “curl” back to the ball or “fade” away to open space. ** “14 Double” leaves teams highly susceptible to transition because no offensive player rotates back to cover the middle of the field. Bad shots and turnovers can be dangerous.
2014 Single: Set-UpSet-up“14 Wing” is a “wing dodge” play that allows the dodger plenty of room to create while the back side crease and wing exchange spots and the crease and “X” attackmen switch spots.
22Execution (14 Wing If M4 is low) 14 Offense: ExecutionExecution (14 Wing If M4 is low)In this case X4 is our dodger. He is going to dodge under or over his man (it doesn’t matter). While this is happening. The X attackman is going to front swing, the backside attackman and the far midfielder will exchange, and the near attackman will leak out to X to provide back-up and an outlet pass.
25Execution (14 Wing If M4 is High) 14 Offense: ExecutionExecution (14 Wing If M4 is High)In this case X4 is our dodger. He is going to dodge under or over his man (it doesn’t matter). While this is happening. The X attackman is going to front swing, the backside attackman and the far midfielder will exchange, and the near attackman will leak out to X to provide back-up and an outlet pass.
2814 Wing: Final Thoughts14 Wing: Final ThoughtsIn 14 Wing, it’s imperative that the dodger dodge top-side if he starts low, or under if he starts high, that way the attackman curling up from X won’t get in his way as he’s dodging. Also, this offense can be run from either wing midfielder.