To provide a complete blueprint for coaches at all levels of the game to implement an oﬀense which is fun to teach, develops the skills required for modern basketball, and most importantly, delivers results.
The roots of this oﬀense extend back to 2015, when Alex Sarama started coaching in his hometown of Guildford, England. The BDT Oﬀense is an oﬀense which combines the latest trends and style of play concepts from the highest levels of the game, with the science of motor learning and skill acquisition. This ensures the oﬀense can be taught and retained in THE most eﬀective way possible.
Alex has gone through the struggle of “figuring it out”, producing the BDT Oﬀense so that you as a coach don’t have to make the same mistakes. Coaching in multiple places all over the world, Alex has tweaked and adapted this oﬀense constantly over the last decade to produce this final project. Alex has experienced many of the highs and lows of coaching, learning lessons from every stop and including these within the BDT Oﬀense.
Both the theory of the oﬀense and how to teach it through the Basketball Immersion approach of using small-sided games, a constraints-based approach and much more is provided in eﬃcient and easily digestible course-based learning modules. One of the main struggles Alex encountered in creating this oﬀense was adopting a philosophy and style of play which was easy to understand, and easily-scaleable across an entire program or club. During his travels, something that stood out was often a lack of clarity and vision across programs, with diﬀerent concepts being used at each age group. Rather than having ten teams in a club playing in a similar way, we often see ten teams playing like ten diﬀerent clubs. The BDT Oﬀense is therefore the complete solution for clubs and high schools to create a shared style of play across the whole program, allowing players to easily transition up the age groups as they grow up within the program.
This oﬀense is not a cookie cutter “DVD Oﬀense.” You won’t find “layers” within this based on actions which have zero relevance and transfer at the next level, such as pass and cut. Instead everything you will find here is carefully designed and included to help players do the things which they will need if they ever make it to the next level. This is an oﬀense incredibly eﬀective for High Schools, Clubs, Colleges and even Professional Teams.
We sincerely hope to welcome you into the BDT Community,
working together to change the way players and coaches experience the game!