Open Practice: Dribble Drive Drills and Offensive Sets
Get breakdown drills that teach the movements and skills needed to effectively run the dribble drive motion offense
- Break down the essential movements of the dribble drive offense using the "Blood" drill series
- Learn two secondary offenses that complement the dribble drive
- Use shooting drills to practice and instill the movements and patterns of a specific offense
with Greg Kampe, Oakland University Head Coach, over 500 career wins; 6x Summit League Coach of the Year; 4 straight 20-win seasons (2008-2012); Ranked 19th in wins for active D-I coaches
Long time Oakland University head coach, Greg Kampe, is one of the top mid-major coaches in the country. His uptempo style of play has been a signature of the Oakland basketball program for over 30 years. He is the third longest tenured coach in Division 1, behind Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski. With over 500 wins, he is fourth among active D1 coaches in wins at his current school and finished third all time in wins (147) in Summit League play.
The dribble drive offense thrives on dribble penetration, an attacking mindset and spacing the floor with 3-point shooters. In this look at an Oakland University practice, you will learn the drills that legendary coach Greg Kampe uses to build his dribble drive offense.
Coach Kampe includes breakdown drills and shooting drills that will help your players not only execute and improve certain skills, but also make strategic decisions second nature on the court.
Coach Kampe shares further insight into his offensive system by demonstrating two sets he uses to compliment the dribble drive offense. These sets incorporate multiple screening actions and an emphasis on feeding the post.
The Blood Series
These full court drills will develop an attacking mentality in your players while breaking down the foundational movements to the dribble drive offense. Four drills progress from 1-on-1 play up to 4-on-4 competition, with each adding additional layers of complexity to the offense. As more players are inserted, spacing and passing become more important.
This is a secondary offense that is easy to teach. As opposed to the dribble drive, which spreads out to open up the middle, the choice offense looks to attack the defense by incorporating screening actions with an emphasis on powering the ball into the paint with a high/low.
A perfect complement to the dribble drive, the triangle offense changes up the pace of the game. It's a great option against teams that can't match up with your team's size, because it utilizes a constant screen-the-screener action to create post up opportunities and free up open shooters.
O.D.O. - 5-on-5
Within this mini-scrimmage session, your players are guided through the various actions and terminology of the offense, allowing you to piece together the core of Oakland's offensive system. By using cones or specific markings on the court, players learn the required spacing. Coach Kampe is quick to point out any improper angles or errors in timing by his team's execution.
Shooting drills for DDM
Not only do players practice the same shots they'll get in a game, they also use these drills to improve execution. You'll see the primary shots your perimeter players will get during games, as well as observe the movement and shots for your post players.
An important and often overlooked aspect of shooting drills is passing. Your players will not only improve their shooting, but also the passing, screening and rolling that can make or break a scoring opportunity.
Coach Kampe's breakdown drills and sets will help teams at all levels improve their dribble drive motion offense.