2The 13 Set: Level of PlayLevel of PlayThe 13 offense (often known as motion) is a rotating triangle offense. While 13 is suitable for all teams and all skill levels, it does have coordinated movements that may be trickier for younger squads. Adequate preparation and practice is necessary.
3The 13 Set: Set UpSet UpThis offense starts in a the alignment. Offenses can either start in the 13 set, or they can “get into” the set via 60 “Go”. 13 utilizes a two triangle rotation pattern where the three midfields and three attackmen work as two separate units whose movements compliment one another…
4The 13 Set: Set UpSet Up (Continued)The player that initiates the offense, whether it is one of the top two midfielders or the the X attackman, triggers a series of coordinated cuts. When the ball carrier moves, all other players are moving in unison.
6Execution (M2 Ally Dodge) The 13 Set: M2 Ally Dodge Throw to A2Execution (M2 Ally Dodge)If M2 attacks down the side then the adjacent attackmen (A3) must cut through to create space. As he is cutting A3, should look for the ball in case his man slides. This is a difficult pass, but A3 can curl back toward the ball if necessary. On the dodge A2 flashes over to the ballside to act as an outlet. A1 pinches the back side for a possible skip, then drifts behind the goal to act as a back up and gets near X to replace A2.
7Execution (Continued) The 13 Set: M2 Ally Dodge Throw to A2Execution (Continued)On the dodge, M1 follows and replaces the dodger, providing an outlet if M2 is forced to roll back and away from pressure. He also provides defensive security by eliminating potential fast breaks. Also on the dodge, M3 pops off the crease to the high left wing to replace M1. If M2 does not have an open shot then he should pass to A2 in front of him or roll away from pressure and throw to M1.
9The 13 Set (Ally Dodge From M2—Throw to A2) After the initial dodge A2 can look inside to the crease, he can skip the pass all the way through to the M1, or he can throw it to A1 for the back side re-dodgeThe 13 Set (Ally Dodge From M2—Throw to A2)
10The 13 Set: Ally Dodge M2 Throws Back To M1 If M2 Throws Back To M1The dodging midfielder (M2) also has the option to roll back and throw to to M1. When he receives the pass from M2, M1 can either feed the crease, or continue the ball to M3 on the backside. If M3 gets it, he will be open for the re-dodge.
11The 13 Set (Ally Dodge From M2—Throw Back to M1 For Re-dodge) On the throw back M1 can either look to feed the crease, or he can throw to M3 for a re-dodge down the back sideThe 13 Set (Ally Dodge From M2—Throw Back to M1 For Re-dodge)
12Execution (Final Notes) The 13 Set: Ally Dodge M2 Throws Back To M1Execution (Final Notes)Following the initial ally dodge it’s important for the dodging midfielder (M2) to relocate to the crease. At the same time, the adjacent attackman (A3) who has cut through on the initial dodge must then “balance up” on the left wing. This is a continuous offense. After every dodge, the offense should retain its original shape.
13Execution (If M2 Sweeps) The 13 Set: If M2 Decides to SweepExecution (If M2 Sweeps)If M2 decides to sweep, M1 cuts through to create space, while looking to receive a pass if his man slides. M3 pops off the crease to replace the spot M2 has just vacated. Also on the dodge, A1 cuts through to create space, while making sure to look back for the ball in the event that his man slides. A2 drifts to ball side to provide and outlet. A3 pinches backside for the skip. Then cuts behind the goal to replace A2.
14Execution (Continued) The 13 Set: If M2 Decides to SweepExecution (Continued)If M2 does not have an open shot then he throws the ball to A2 in front of him. A2 then looks to feed either A1 or M1 on the crease or he continues the ball to the backside where A3 can re-dodge.
16The 13 Set (If M2 Decides to Sweep) If M2 throws to A2, then A2 can look to feed either A1 or M1 on the crease, or he can continue the ball to X where A3 can re-dodgeThe 13 Set (If M2 Decides to Sweep)
17The 13 Set: If M2 Decides to Sweep If M2 Throws Back to M3If M2 throws back to M3, M3 can look inside to feed A1 or M1, or he can re-dodge himself.
18The 13 Set (If M2 Decides to Sweep) When M3 receives the throw-back pass from M2 he should look to feed A1 or M1 on the crease, or he should look to re-dodge himself.The 13 Set (If M2 Decides to Sweep)
19Execution (Final Notes) The 13 Set: If M2 Decides to SweepExecution (Final Notes)After the midfielder sweeps, he should recover back to the upper left spot and balance the field to maintain our original shape. A1 should continue out the backside in order to do the same.
20Execution (If A2 Dodges from X) The 13 Set: A2 Dodges From “X”Execution (If A2 Dodges from X)If A2 dodges from X (for his right hand), A1 must cut through to create space, while making sure to look for a feed if his man decides to slide adjacent. On the dodge, A3 pinches the back side pip in case his man COMA slides, in which case he will be open for a feed, otherwise he drifts behind the goal to act as an outlet for A2 if he’s forced to roll back and away from pressure (A3 is also responsible for backing up missed shots.
21Execution (Continued) The 13 Set: A2 Dodges From “X”Execution (Continued)On the dodge, all midfielders will be moving as well. M1 cuts through to create space and provides a target if his man ball watches and he becomes open. M2 cuts across the top to act as an outlet for A2. M3 pops off the crease to the top right to provide defensive support.
22A2A3A1M3M1M2The 13 Set (A3 Dodges from X to his right hand)
23The 13 Set (A3 Dodges from X to his right hand) A2 will first target A1 cutting through to the crease, he also has M1 cutting down and M2 over the top. If none of these looks is available then A2 can roll back and throw to A3 as and outlet.The 13 Set (A3 Dodges from X to his right hand)
24Execution (Final Notes on 13 Set) The 13 Set: Execution Final NotesExecution (Final Notes on 13 Set)This offense can start with both M1 and M2 dodging or sweeping from the top. The rotational patterns will simply be mirrors of one another. Similarly, A3 can dodge to his left, in which case the rotations will, again, mirror those explained here…
25Execution (Final Notes on 13 Set) The 13 Set: Execution Final NotesExecution (Final Notes on 13 Set)If the first dodge is unsuccessful, then the ball should move around until it has reached one of the three designated starting locations before another player dodges again. The real value of this offense is that all the players rotate in a manner where the same positions are always occupied. Thus the offense is balanced and the ball can always move continuously.