Attack and React Offense by Vic Schaefer
with Vic Schaefer,
Mississippi State University Head Women's Coach;
2017 NCAA Championship Runner-Up;
2017 ESPY Award - 'Best Upset';
2x SEC Coach of the Year (2018, 2015);
2018 SEC Regular Season Champions - 16-0 record;
2016 NCAA Sweet Sixteen;
2011 NCAA Championship (as Associate Head Coach, Texas A & M)
In 2017, Vic Schaefer guided his team to a stunning upset of top-ranked Connecticut and ended their consecutive winning streak at 111 games. They did so with a great defensive effort, but more importantly with offensive precision and execution.
Schaefer opens his offensive playbook and demonstrates the offensive efficiency. He provides every possible offensive situation you need to take your team to the next level. Whether it's set plays, zone plays, BLOBS and SLOBS, continuity offense, or installing a new offense with the dribble drive, there is something on this video for any coach!
Dribble Drive Offense
Everything in Coach Schaefer's offense starts with getting to the nail as an attacker and creating open spaces for teammates to drive. As he puts it, the first driver will create double, triple or super gaps for their teammates by getting to the nail and hitting the next cutter/driver. If your opponent likes to switch, there's a counter for that. If you want to get creative, Schaefer demonstrates screening actions using an elevator screen and a shuffle cut/screen to create more scoring opportunities and space for your players to attack.
You have to be prepared for anything your opponent does to stop your attacking offense. Having sets in place that will lead into your offense is a great way to counter any defense.
Schaefer details three sets he has used to get his team easy buckets and have multiple scoring options. In order to best disguise his sets and keep opponents on their toes, all sets are run out of a box. If you need to get a shooter a look, he uses elevator action leading into a pick & roll option in case the defense is able to get through screens. In the 2 Down series, he uses high-low looks to space the floor and create scoring opportunities for posts and shooters.
Having a continuity offense in place allows you to utilize many of your players. Players are able to own their role and read the defense. Schaefer uses a box set to continue disguising his actions and uses pin downs and shuffle cuts to keep the offense from getting stagnant. Off of a shuffle cut, he finishes the continuity with a pick-the-picker action for a knock-down shooter.
BLOB and SLOB
Scoring off of special situations can lead to easy buckets and an advantage over any opponent. With SLOBs and BLOBs, Schaefer uses a variety of scoring options, including pick & roll with your best attacker, refusing the screen, using the screen for an open jumper, and slipping screens to create open shots for a post with some range. In 3 series, Schaefer demonstrates all of these actions and throws in an elevator screen against a zone defense for a must-have 3-pointer.
Coach Schaefer demonstrates a variety of shooting drills his team uses to rep game shots in game spots. Most drills are done in the half court with some utilized in full court settings. In 3-on-3-on-3 shooting, players work on rhythm shooting in transition as they sprint the floor hunting their shot. Your athletes will work on their finishes around the rim so they know how to react to any help side defense sliding over.
No matter what level of coaching you're at, this video is a valuable tool! It breaks down drills that apply to all age groups and teams. Coach Schaefer stresses the importance of fundamentals at every level and how they are truly the key to success. Put your team in a position to win every game!
150 minutes. (2 DVDs). 2018.