Basketball plays, drills, coaching tips, playing strategies and development, basketball discussion forum, and unlimited basketball coaching information.
Home | Forum | Contact Us | Search | Member Area
Join Today!
Take the Free Tour
 Motion Offense
Motion Offense Systems
Continuity Offense Sets
Offense Breakdown Drills
Set Plays
Transition Offense
1-4 Set Plays
Box Set Plays
 Zone Offense
Techniques & Drills
Zone Continuity Offenses
Zone Offense Set Plays
Press Attack Offenses & Drills
vs. Junk Defenses
 Man to man defense
2 and 3 Man Defense Drills
Individual Defense Drills
Man Defense Techniques
Team Defense Drills
Transition Defense Drills
 Zone Defense
Zone Defense Tactics & Drills
Halfcourt Zone Defenses
Zone Press Defenses
 Inbound Plays
Baseline vs. Man-to-Man
Baseline vs. Zone
Sideline Out of Bounds
 Special Situations
Last Second Situations
Situation Management & Tips
Jump Ball Plays
 Basketball Fundamental drills
Ball Handling Drills
Full Court Drills
Offensive Skills & Moves
Passing Drills
Performance Enhancement Drills
Rebounding Drills
Shooting Drills
Various Drills
 Coaching Development
Basketball Coaches Chalktalk
Film Room
Coaching Tips & Tactics
Offensive Strategy
Defensive Strategy
General Philosophies
Teaching Concepts
Coaching Clinic Notes
Leadership & Motivation
 Player Development
Basketball IQ
Leadership & Success
Skill Development
Strength & Speed Development
Playing the Perimeter
Playing the Post
My Playbook
eBook Library
Document Library
Insider Bonuses
Monthly Giveaway
Your Account
Article Index
Site Map
Contact Us
 About this Site
About Us
Sample Articles
Subscribe Today
Our Guarantee
Affiliate Program
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Help and FAQs
Our RSS Feed
Tell a Friend
Text Size
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
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
Hoops U. Insider Basketball Coaches Chalktalk

The Film Room @ Hoops U. Insider
 Newsletter Subscribe
Sign up for the free newsletter and as our thank you, get 2 FREE eBooks: "The Coach, Player & Parent Checklist" and "20 Basketball Plays from Hoops U. Insider".

 Free Giveaway
May Giveaway
Custom copy of our 2014-15 Weekly / Monthly School Year Planner

Basketball Weekly / Monthly School Year Planner

Each month, Insider members will be automatically entered into a drawing for a great FREE gift.
[Learn more & view previous prizes]
 Connect With Us

@HoopsU on Twitter
'Like' Hoops U. on Facebook!
Hoops U
Discussion Forum
Hoops U. Basketball Store
Download Library

Recent Forum Posts
• Sideline Fast Break vs. Middle Fast Break
• Quotation Request / Free Book Offer
• I lost my team to a volunteer coach
• I neeed an idea for inbounds play, just to get it inbounds and run the clock
• Blueprint For Organizational Greatness
• Honesty on field of play
• Defensive tipping from behind
• R.I.P. Rick Majerus
• Help is needed !!!
• Motion Offense