2.1.3 Motion offence with post – 4 out, 1 in
A “4 Out” alignment provides room for players to drive into the key. The alignment can have 2 wing players and 2 players at the top of the key.
In this alignment, a post player (e.g. 4 or 5) will be required to play on the perimeter. All players should be taught the fundamentals of both post and perimeter play.
There are many options for movement and inexperienced players may have difficulty choosing what to do or how to read the defence. To avoid this, the coach may introduce some general rules that can be applied.
If players make a “read” that is different to the rules, the coach should not automatically criticise them and instead should speak to the player about why they did (what “read” they make) and suggest other factors that the player should have considered if necessary.
There are many options for movement of players in accordance with these rules and players need to be given many opportunities in practice to develop familiarity with the rules and also their decision making in playing to these rules (i.e. when not to follow the rule).