The 'Trilogy' 1-3-1 offense will allow your team to get the basketball into the gaps of the opposition's zone defense. This will create scoring opportunities close to the hoop instead of throwing up a bunch of wild three-point attempts.
Double - Great zone play that can be executed against a 2-3 zone, a 3-2 zone, and even a 1-3-1 zone defense. Overload - Very simple zone play that is effective against all zone defenses. Overload 2 - This is a variation of the Overload zone play to help you get more easy buckets. Pitt - This is a great zone play to use against 2-3 zone defenses. Jamie Dixon popularized this play to beat Syracuse's zone defense.
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What kind of zone set are you facing, 2-3, 1-2-2, 1-3-1, etc? Then set your offense accordingly. If the defense shows a two-guard front (e.g. 2-3 zone - diagram A), use a one-guard offense to "split" the two top defenders. Offensive sets to use are: 1-3-1, 1-2-2, 3-out 2-in, or 1-4 offense. See 2-3 Zone Offense.
Zone offense is a specific type of basketball offense with the main purpose of creating scoring opportunities against zone defenses via the use of offensive actions such as screening, cutting, ball reversal, and dribble penetration. What is the importance of zone offense
Rules - this zone offense uses a 1-3-1 offensive set. 1. O5 runs the baseline from short corner to short corner and we try to pass the ball to O5 from the wing (O2 or O3), usually after reversing the ball once.
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offense. 1 2 3 4 5 Pass to wing. 5 flashes to corner. 4 flashes to ball-side elbow 1 2 4 3 5 Once reversed 1 or 2 times then D will begin to overplay. 3 can skip-pass to 2 who can shoot or attack 2 on 1 with the post. 1 2 3 4 5-or- Skip through the post. 3 passes to the high post who pivots and passes to 2 attacking the soft spot in the zone.
Zone Defense Concepts and Tips. In a zone defense players are responsible for guarding an area (zone) of the court. This is an alternative to man to man defense where players are responsible for guarding a specific player on the opposing team. Good zones can limit the numbers of fouls you commit.
Through my experiences coaching and playing, the best way to beat a zone is with ball movement (make the zone shift), attacking the gaps, having shooters that stretch the zone (to create gaps/spacing) and/or transition offense that prevents the defense from setting up zone.