“Maryland”-Motion Offense Offensive Rules – Player with the ball: if you’re uncovered, get covered (attack the goal/defender). Once you’re covered, move the ball. – If you’re standing next to the ball, leave—create space. – The ball always has a left and a right option=“pop outs” to either side.
“Maryland”-Motion Offense Formation: 3x2x2—players at 1, Y, 2, O, E, 3, and 4 – Set up outside the 12m fan with yards between players Keys to a Settled Attack – Balance/Spacing: Keep the set balanced, allow the ball space, back up shots; do not undercut someone going to goal--constantly exchange, rotate, and replace – Ball Movement: make the defense shift; 2 to 3 shifts=a quality shot – Understanding/Awareness (of others): movement with purpose; thinking 2 and 3 passes/moves ahead – Communication: tell your teammate what you’re doing – Utilize individual strengths and work as a unit
“Maryland”-Motion Offense At first, call out what you want to have happen; for example, “pass and cut through/screen opposite.” After the team becomes proficient, most of the techniques will happen on the fly. Coaching Progression: Most of our offensive calls and techniques are in this set. Establish the basic structure, introduce one technique, become proficient at that, and then move onto the next technique. – Teach on ball offenseon ball offense – Teach off ball offenseoff ball offense – Work with 5v5 then 7v7
“Maryland”-Cut Through/Screen Opposite Formation: 3x2x2—players at 1, Y, 2, O, E, 3, and 43x2x2—players at 1, Y, 2, O, E, 3, and 4 – Set up outside the 12m fan with yards between players Keep the set balanced—constantly exchange, rotate, and replace Next slide: – X6 attacks; X5 and X7 are next to ball, so they cut through/screen opposite; X3 and X4 “pop out”; X1 and X2 cut and replace to maintain balance
“Maryland”-Cut Through/Screen Opposite after the “Pop Out” Pass X4 catches in triple threat and attacks immediately. X1 and X6 (passer) are the 1 st players to either side of the ball, so they cut through and screen opposite. X7 and X3 are the next players to either side, so they “pop out.” – If either one of them receives the ball, she immediately attacks, triple threat – Pop outs always have the option to go “back door” if their cut is overplayed. X5 and X2 maintain balance and “exchange”
X7X5 X1 X2 X3 X4 X6 Maryland—After Pop Out Pass
X1X2 X4 X3 X5 X7 X6 Maryland-Skip “Skip Pass” to X6; X5 “skipped,” so she cuts through and screens. X6 has a tremendous amount of room and a 2v2 situation with X2 D D