5 Out Screen Away Motion Offense - FastModel Sports

Published 12/11/2021 by Matt Hackenberg Favorite Send to FastDraw Print Embed

About This Play/Drill

In this diagram and embedded video we look at an empty post 5 Out Motion Offense. The concept is simple - pass and screen away. We look at the options that evolve from reading the defense and making complimentary cuts to attack the defense. The diagram desriptions and video show you everything you need to know.

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  • Basketball Play - 5 Out Screen Away Motion Offense
  • Basketball Play - 5 Out Screen Away Motion Offense
  • Basketball Play - 5 Out Screen Away Motion Offense
  • Basketball Play - 5 Out Screen Away Motion Offense
  • Basketball Play - 5 Out Screen Away Motion Offense
  • Basketball Play - 5 Out Screen Away Motion Offense
  • Phase 1 - Screen Away, Curl/Pop "Motion"

    The base action in "Motion" is pass and screen away, reading the defense with complimentary cuts. The screener can screen or slip. The screen receiver can straight cut, back cut or tight curl. One player goes towards the rim and the other pops back to the ball. The screener should have his butt to the ball. The screen receiver needs to come off tight - hip to hip using the screen. 5 must read the action before moving the ball or dribbling (do not dribble without a purpose). If the cut is busted, we want our players to fight the contact and try to seal to show chest to the passer like a post up (especially our forwards). We want to finish the cut to the paint and look to post up for a hi/low. We need to pop back to the ball with hands and feet ready to shoot or drive the catch, reding before catching the ball. Every pass in motion is a screen away with these options. Against switching defense, if we don't slip the screen we want to back cut (countering a straight cut) after receiving the screen, like a curl with a sharper cut.

  • Phase 2 - Slip

    Before screening away, the screener can dive to the basket any time his man gets above his screen. On the slip, the screener needs to plant hard and snap his head and hands back to the ball. Slipping works best against switching defenses, creating confusion on the switch. We still maintain complimentary cuts with 2 popping to the ball on a straight cut.


    Note: Any time we center the ball we want a down screen and fill on the other side to occupy the defense.


    Skip Pass

    When secondary defenders help or bump cutters, we need to be able to throw a skip pass and shoot the ball or attack a closeout


    Early Curl

    When we pass the ball to the interior but get walled off by help we learn to immediately read the collapsing help and move the ball to the open man on the perimeter. Catch to score, and read the help. If the receiver draws 2 or 3 defenders, he needs to kick. This is a good way to get paint touches in a 5 out set.

  • Rule #1

    Anytime we are denied, we have 2 options: 1. Back cut and fill from behind 2. Down screen and fill. There are no v-cuts or juking to try to break open. This applies to being denied after screening and popping to the perimeter. If we down screen, and the ball is passed to the opposite side, the screen just turns into a double away.

  • Rule #2 - Dribbling

    Use dribble for 3 reasons only

    1. Attack the rim on a straight line drive

    2. Improve a passing angle

    3. Break a 5 second count


    On penetration, we use a push/pull movement technique. When penetration is at a player he pushes. If he is in the corner, he dives. If he is behind the penetration, he pulls to the tail lights. If the ball handler picks up his dribble, we make second cuts.

  • Rule #3

    A crab dribble initiates another two man action. The player being dribbled at can receive a DHO or cut back door if overplayed.

  • Rule #3 Continued

    On a dribble at we read the DHO/back cut and then fill from behind, straight up the sideline. When passing to the player filling behind, we follow the pass and brush cut underneath, creating a dribble drive gap. We want to catch the ball with with the intent to turn the corner and drive off the brush screen