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.
The 2-3 zone defense is by far the most common zone in basketball and is more than likely the specific formation that will come to a coaches mind when they hear the term ‘zone’ relating to basketball. The 2-3 zone defense involves two players across the top of the zone near each high post; these players are referred to as the ‘guards’ (1 and 2), two players a step outside of each block; known as the ‘forwards’ (3 and 4), and a player in the middle of the key referred to as the ...
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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. Reasons to Play Zone - Advantages of a Zone Defense. Good zones can limit the numbers of fouls you commit.
The Zone Offenses playbook is packed with 11 game-tested plays to help you break down ANY type of zone and get high percentage scoring opportunities. In no time at all, your team can master these techniques and start eating zone defense for breakfast… even if you’re opponent is stronger, faster, or more experienced.
Goal of the Zone. The 1-3-1 zone defense has a very different concept to most defenses. While in most defenses you always have a player defending directly between the opponent with the basketball and the basket, the 1-3-1 instead cuts off normal passing lanes and forces the offensive team to throw lob passes over the defense, pass slow bounce passes around the defense or attack off the dribble.
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Zone-1 "X" This play is similar to Carolina above but without the long skip pass, and younger teams would find this easier to run. Sometimes the middle low defender will cheat up to the high post to guard O4 and the 2-3 zone now looks more like a 2-1-2. This play takes advantage of that. O1 dribbles to the right to engage the outside top defender.
The diagrams show the play as it’s run against a specific type of zone. But you’ll also find that they are easy to adapt and use against various zones. ‘Wisconsin’ vs. 1-3-1 zone. DIAGRAM A: Against a traditional 1-3-1 set, where the bottom defender covers the corner, this play is effective.
If a cutter goes from one side of the court to the other, and the defender stays with that cutter, you’ve got yourself a man to man defense. If the defenders move to a certain border before handing off the cutter to another player as he enters a new area of the court, you’ve got a zone.