(Rental)- Multiple Set Offense With Multi-scoring Options
Dan Monson: Multiple Set Offense with Multi-Scoring Options
In today’s game, the 3-point shot is taking over. Long Beach State head coach Dan Monson has revolutionized his offense with an up-tempo system that generates 3-point attempts. Using this philosophy, Monson had a stretch of three straight Big West Conference regular season championships in which he earned the conference’s Coach of the Year award.
In this video, Monson shares his ideas of how to generate more 3-point shots in the offense. He details his philosophy including transition, the secondary break, and how set plays can become transition plays resulting in a fast break 3-point attempt.
3-Point Philosophy and Fundamentals
Monson reveals his philosophy of being a 3-point shooting team. He also explains that if you commit to shooting more 3s you have to emphasize it in practice. Coach Monson shows you how to plan practices to incorporate more shooting. He reviews the importance of good footwork as well as passing. Monson shows you a simple drill that will help your players become better at shot preparation.
The Flow Game
To Monson, the Flow Game is the secondary break. In this segment, Coach Monson breaks down eight different options that can be run in transition. He shows you the responsibilities of each position in this early ball screen offense. All the options create pick and roll opportunities from various spots on the floor. Coach Monson teaches you how to take advantage of defenses using these options.
Fly Sets and Transition to Fly
Coach Monson then shows you five quick hitting plays from his Fly Series. These plays can be used in a half-court setting or run from the fast break.
- Iowa: Find an open shooter in the corner with the “Hammer” action.
- Pop: Using an unusual alignment and tons of movement, this play confuses defenses and creates multiple shot opportunities.
- Wide & Flat: Open up the court for the point guard with two plays that synchronize screens for your best shooters.
- Spartan: Follow up your double drag pick and roll with additional screens to create an open shot.
Coach Monson also gives you his favorite zone beater, “Slash.” The play uses quick ball movement and dribble penetration to occupy defenders and leave a shooter open for a 3-point attempt. If you are looking to generate more 3-point opportunities, Coach Monson’s 48-minute video is the perfect place to start.