“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 10-15 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 10-15 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”