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Home | Zone Offense Set Plays
 

Zone Offense Plays & Quick Hitters

Incorporate zone offense plays and quick hitters to create great scoring opportunities!

These zone offense set plays and quick hitters are designed to attack the zone defense to get an easy scoring chance and to take advantage of weaknesses in the zone defense.

High-Low Post Play Kick Out Options
This High-Low Post Play can be run as a set play against a zone defense or, if you allow more freedom on offense, it can be a breakdown drill to teach your players where to move against a zone when they don't have the basketball. . . . Keep Reading
Quick Lob vs. 2-3 Zone
This set play can be used against a 2-3 zone defense to get a quick hitting score. This can be an especially useful play against a 2-3 that overextends on the perimeter. . . . Keep Reading
Backside Screen and Skip Play vs. 2-3 Zone
This can be run as a quick hitter against a 2-3 zone defense and it can also be taught as a technique to be used against a 2-3 zone, even if it isn't specifically called as a play. This play is especially effective against a 2-3 when the bottom outside defender has a tendency to move too far into help position. . . . Keep Reading
High-Low Triangle and 2 Attack Play
This play is effective against a team that employs a triangle-and-2 junk defense. It uses a high-low action that allows for either a three-point shot attempt or a pass into the lane. This simple quick hitter can also be used against a 'normal' zone defense with some effectiveness as well. . . . Keep Reading
Screen the Zone Last Second Play
Use this quick hitter to create a late-game or last-second scoring chance against a 2-3 zone defense. . . . Keep Reading
Iowa Overload Reversal
By: Jeff Osterman
This zone quick hitter creates an open jump shot by first overloading one side of the zone and then using a ball reversal to get the defense pulled out of position. . . . Keep Reading
Wing Skip to Skip Zone Offense Play
This zone offense set play incorporates a couple of skip passes to create an open jump shot. It sets up best against an even-front zone such as the 2-3 but can be useful against any zone defense. . . . Keep Reading
Nail Action Zone Offense Play
By: Jeff Osterman
This basketball play can be run against any zone defense, particularly a zone defense where you are looking to get the ball into the middle of the zone. . . . Keep Reading
Point Guard Screen Play
By: Jeff Osterman
Run this play against a zone defense to get a 3-point attempt from the corner. The point guard is screened to receive the pass and create an opening for the shooting guard to attempt the shot. . . . Keep Reading
Wing Low Post Iso
By: Jeff Osterman
This set play is designed to be used against a zone defense. The objective is to create a 1-on-1 opportunity in the low post for a player that initially starts out on the wing. . . . Keep Reading
Racer (vs. 1-3-1)
This set play, which will work best against a 1-3-1 zone defense, incorporates a quick ball reversal and down screen to get an open perimeter shot opportunity. . . . Keep Reading
Overload (vs. 2-3)
By: Zach Keene
Overload is a simple play to run against the 2-3 zone defense. Through sharp cuts and ball reversals, the defense will need to stay active in order to defend this overload play. . . . Keep Reading
Middle Screen Zone Lob
This zone offense quick hitter makes use of a simple screen on the middle post defender to create an opening to throw a lob pass for an easy score. . . . Keep Reading
Slash Zone Offense
By: Brian Rea
The Slash Zone Offense is a "multi-tasker" zone offense that can be run against any zone defense. It is a simple, yet effective zone offense with quick hitters that creates quality movement, puts pressure on the middle of the zone, and allows you to overload any zone defense. . . . Keep Reading
Elon
By: Jeff Osterman
This set play can be executed against a zone such as the 2-3 or even against a man-to-man defense. . . . Keep Reading
Lob Continuity
This zone offense set play is designed to get a lob to create an easy scoring opportunity. It is an effective quick hitter that can also be continued from side to side much like a continuity set. . . . Keep Reading
Wings Free (vs. 2-3)
Wings Free is a simple zone offense quick hitter designed to create a shot opportunity or to open up space for one of the wing players. 'Wings Free' is most effective against a 2-3 zone. . . . Keep Reading
Low Post Double Stack
Low Post Double Stack is a zone quick hitter that utilizes 2 low post stacks to create multiple scoring opportunities against zone defenses. . . . Keep Reading
1-4 X Zone Offense
By: Jeff Osterman
The 1-4 X Zone Offense is simple enough to run as a quick hitter but may also be run as a continuity set. The ultimate goal of the 1-4 X Zone Offense is middle penetration to create an advantage situation. This penetration may also allow for the opportunity to kick out for a 3-point attempt. . . . Keep Reading
USF Zone Quick Hit
By: Jeff Osterman
A zone quick hitter that can be utilized against any zone defense. An on-ball screen with a couple of quick passes creates an open scoring opportunity. . . . Keep Reading
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