Three Flex Offense Entries from the 1-4 High Set

This article outlines 3 flex offense entries from the 1-4 high offensive set. Running these alternate flex entries from the 1-4 set creates favorable spacing versus defenses that may be clogging the lane against your traditional flex spacing. They also create play-making opportunities at the elbows if your bigs are also skilled passers that can see cutters over the defense    1-4 High ...


“Hoya” Baseline Out-of-Bounds Play Entry Into Flex

The baseline out-of-bounds play outlined below comes from the Georgetown Hoyas and provides a great entry into the Flex Offense from a dead-ball situation.  The creates several layup opportunities for cutters flashing to the basket. Setup with two players at low posts, and two players stacked at ball-side elbow. 5 flashes to corner and receives pass from 1. 3 cuts high as safety ...


Guide to the Flex Offense Now Updated With 2 New Videos

We just updated our guide to running the flex offense to include two new videos to help you visualize the key motions.  The guide includes the five basic principles of the flex offense, along with a downloadable PDF to easily add to your own archives. To extend your implementation of the flex offense, we’ve also added a number of separate quick ...


Flex Offense Alternative Entry Play & Quick Hitter: Double Stack for Baseline Three-pointer

The baseline out-of-bounds play outlined below provides a great entry into the Flex Offense to keep the defense off-balance. The “Double Stack” flex entry variation emphasizes a quick-hitter to your best shooter coming off a double screen on the baseline, with a secondary look to the post player flashing to the high-post. Initial setup in double stack at each low post. 1 ...


Flex Offense Baseline Out-of-Bounds Play: Staggered Screen Entry into the Flex

The baseline out-of-bounds play outlined below provides a great entry into the Flex Offense from a dead-ball situation. The Flex entry variation provides several open looks to the initial cutters, while preventing opposing teams from effectively scouting your base offense. Setup in a stack formation, with your point guard on the far-side wing. 2 flashes to weak-side post, looking for the ball ...


Stanford Zone Offense Attack – Patterned Offense Versus Zones

The continuity zone motion offense below outlines patterned offense that Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer runs versus zones.  Her zone and man offense in her Stanford Women’s Basketball All Access DVD from Championship Productions. The play works from 1-3-1 initial setup and emphasizes wing cutters hunting the short corner behind the zone — frequently a weak point in most 2-3 zone defenses. ...


Four Simple Adjustments to the Flex Offense: Curls, Flare and Stagger Screens, & Push

Once you have your core Flex continuity actions installed and translated into habit for your players, you may need to evolve the offense to adjust to your personnel or seek out specific shots for your team in game situations. The drawings below outline four minor adjustments to the Flex rules to expand the core offense: Curls, Flare Screens, Push, and Stagger. Do ...


Flex Offense Alternative Entry Plays: Cross and Double

We found two well-done entry plays for the Flex offense. These plays both create space for the wings when initiating the offense and then flow seamlessly into the Flex continuity principles. For a refresher on the core Flex principles, please read our post here. Do you have effective ways to get into your Flex offense? Please share with the BrightCoach community!


How to Run A Basic Flex Continuity Offense, With Read & React Adjustments

The basic flex offense creates great spacing, movement, and mismatches for well-disciplined teams. Many undersized teams or teams that have five similar skilled players find success with the flex because it creates mismatches on both the post and the perimeter and has some clever weak-side screen and “screen the screener” action. We’ll outline the basic elements of the flex here although...