2The 200 Set: Level of PlayLevel of PlayThe “200” set is a simple set that is suitable for players of all ages and skill levels. “200” can be used in much the same was “60” and “60 Go” are used, as a set designed to “take the air” out of the ball, slow the pace of the game and give the defense time to rest. For simplicity sake we will only be implementing the “200” at the higher levels.
3The 200 Set: Set UpSet-upThis offense utilizes a wide, creaseless formation (or a 2 circle) which consists of two players up-top in front of the goal, two wide players even with the crease, and two players behind the goal. Typically the players up-top are midfielders and the players behind the goal are attackmen. The players on the crease are, therefore, one attackman and one midfielder…
4The 200 Set: Set UpSet Up (Continued)A1 and A2 start approximately 5-7 yards behind the goal and 5-7 yards to the left and right of the goal respectively. M1 and M2 start at the top of the restraining box and 5-7 yards to the left and right respectively. M3 and A3 start midway between the restraining line and the goal line and on the right and left edges of the box.
6The 200 Set: ExecutionExecution (General)This offense can start at any of the four locations: the high left wing (M1), the high right wing (M2), the back right corner (A1) and the back left corner (A2). The “22” is designed to spread the defense out and force them to slide adjacent (due to a lack of a crease). Regardless of which player attacks, the movements in the “200” will be identical and will involve the adjacent player cutting through to create space.
7Execution (General Continued) The 200 Set: ExecutionExecution (General Continued)Regardless of the above method of attack, the crease players always want to align themselves opposite the ball to maximize dodging space and create longer sides. If the ball is behind they want to be higher. If it is up top with the middies, they want to stay low.
8Execution (If M1 Alley Dodges) The 200 Set: ExecutionExecution (If M1 Alley Dodges)If M1 starts the offense with a 1v1 alley dodge or a dodge “down the side”. M3 will immediately cut through, while looking for the ball. His man will be the slider, so he will be open momentarily, as the second slide will have to come from a longer distance than normal. M1 will look for the M3 on the cut. As this movement is happening, A1 wants to curl to the ball, A2 wants to move to “X” behind and M2 wants to follow the dodger. A3 wants to pinch to the backside.
10M1 wants to look immediately for M3 if the shot is not available M1 wants to look immediately for M3 if the shot is not available. Otherwise he wants to move the ball on to A1 ahead or M2 on the rollback.The 200 Set (M1 Dodging)
11The 200 Set: ExecutionIf M1 Throws To A1If M1 throws to A1, then M3 wants to cut toward the ball. A1 will look to the crease, or to the backside for A3, otherwise he wants to throw the ball to A2 at “X” who will then re-dodge.
12The 200 Set (M1 Dodging And Throwing to A1) A1 wants to look to the crease for M3, then he wants to look to the backside at A3. Otherwise he will move the ball to A2 at “X” for the re-dodge.On the re-dodge, A2 wants to dodge for his shot. If he doesn’t get his shot, he wants to look ahead to M2 or into the crease. Otherwise, he wants to roll-back, or throw ahead and settle the ball.The 200 Set (M1 Dodging And Throwing to A1)
13The 200 Set: ExecutionIf M1 Throws Back To M2Sometimes A1 is covered on the initial dodge and M1 cannot throw the ball to this player. In this scenario, M1 has to “roll back” away from pressure and throw to M2. In this instance, M2 will look to re-dodge, while M3 and A3 will look to find openings for feeds.
14The 200 Set (M1 Dodging And Throwing to A1) On the re-dodge, M2 wants to look for his shot. If that is unavailable, he will look to the crease or to the front-side sneak from A2. Otherwise he can roll back and throw back up top.The 200 Set (M1 Dodging And Throwing to A1)
15The 200 Set: ExecutionIf M1 SweepsIf M1 sweeps across the top instead of “down the side” on the initial dodge, then M2 and the adjacent player, whether it’s an attackmen or a midfielder (in this case it’s A3), need to “cut through” to create dodging space, while also looking for the ball if their defender slides. A2 wants to show for an outlet. M3 wants to roll up top. M2 wants to cut all the way through to the backside…
17On the sweep, M1 is looking for his shot On the sweep, M1 is looking for his shot. If the shot is not available, he wants to look inside at the crease. Otherwise he wants to move the ball down the side to A2, or he wants to throw back across the top to M3 rolling up to replace.The 200 Set (If M1 Sweeps)
18Execution (Attack Dodging) The 200 Set: Execution Attack DodgingExecution (Attack Dodging)The “200” can be initiated by M1 or M2, but it can also be initiated by A1 or A2. In both attack dodging scenarios, the off-ball movement is an inverted version of the off-ball movement used during the midfield dodge.
20A1 wants to look for the M3 on the “cut through” A1 wants to look for the M3 on the “cut through”. If that is not open, or if A1 is unable to get his shot, he wants to look to his skip lanes. Otherwise he wants to roll-back to “X” or throw the ball up top to M1.The 200 Set (A1 Dodging)
21The 200 Set: ExecutionIf A1 Sweeps Toward A2If A1 decides to dodge toward A2, A2 can either set an on ball screen or cut through. If he cuts through, then he needs to “mirror” the dodger and circle behind the cage to provide back up. While this is happening, the next adjacent (A3 in this case) will also cut through, while looking for the ball in the event that his man becomes the slider. M2 wants to roll down for the ball. M1 wants to look for a skip lane.
23On the sweep, or two-man game, A1 wants to look for his shot On the sweep, or two-man game, A1 wants to look for his shot. If that’s unavailable, he wants to look to the crease to A3, to the backside for M3, ahead to M2, or to M1 on the skip. Otherwise he wants to rollback and re-set.The 200 Set (A1 Dodging)
24The 200 Set: Final Thoughts The “200” is a simple “circle” set designed to slow the pace of the game. The set can also be used as a base set. The wide open, “creaseless” offense, forces defenses to slide adjacent. These are easy for offensive player to read and they create excellent cutting and feeding lanes. The “200” is also a nice pace setting way to move into the “21”.