This is a twist to the overload play from last month's newsletter so that it will work against zone defenses. It's very effective and simple to teach.
Players 4 & 5 should be your strongest post players. Players 1, 2, & 3 should have the capability to dribble drive and shoot the outside shot.
Player 1 passes to either Player 2 or Player 3 on the wing.
After Player 1 passes the ball to Player 2: Player 1 cuts to the corner,
Player 3 goes to the top of the key, and Player 5 flashes to the high post.
If nothing is available on the overload, Player 2 will pass the ball to the top of the key.
When the ball is passed to the top of the key, Player 5 will set a screen on the middle guy of the zone
and Player 4 will flash to an opening in the middle of the lane. Player 3 should pass the ball to Player 4 if it is open.
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like i said before on the overload for man defense; it doesn't stop, there are too many things you can transform through useing an overload. i have used it lately as a base to hide the ucla high post. i use this because i have a 6ft 8in sophomore that has quick feet and quit powerful. this overload with a few variation has created numerous one-on-one down low situation that result in a trip to the charity stripe. coaches; a big man that can hit 90% free throws is a blessing. just to put it out there. we took third in state (previous years they have never been pass the first round) - second in the power rankings and third overall (previous years 5th and 6th place) - and we had three players in the all-star game which was a milestone and major triumph in my coaching career; to coach my first all-star game after having a great season. thank to the help of this website forcing me to think and stay on the creative vibe. thanks so much.
Coach JD Hill CPT., CSCS. HERITAGE ACADEMY Mesa, AZ. 480-278-3870
Top of key (high post) is were the 5 player is in the third picture Set a screen - when a player sets his feet and blocks a defender from going through a particular spot on the floor (without moving once set)
If your ever not sure just type it in in google, these are basics so they will definately come up
Break it down for him - one step at a time until he understands it... then tell him to go home and practice it 25 times a day without a ball for a couple days. Once it becomes second nature he will feel more at ease.... in practice, have someone feed him the ball (without a defense) and do that several times. Have him catch it, chin it, then head fake to the middle and drop step to the basket with a power dribble between his legs and lay it in.
We face a 1-3-1 trap that is quick and has a very tall player at their 5 spot. Once we pass half court they trap and load up at the top. At middle school the boys can't toss it over to the block or corner without it being stolen. We know the middle is weak and have tried a 2 1 2 set. We are getting crushed on the traps up top.
There is no easy answer other than improving your players skills, fundamentals, decision making, etc.
One thing we do from the 2-1-2 set is have the guard attack the wing defender to get a good passing angle and make a snap pass. It helps if you can get good angles and make quick passes instead of the high and slow passes that the 1-3-1 defense wants. If the pass is quick the D doesn't have as much time to rotate and there are bigger gaps.
So for example, your right wing could attack the right defensive wing, get the defender on his heels, make and inside/out move and create a good passing angle to the corner.
Sometimes this helps us get things going. But this alone won't solve the problem.
It's tough at this age against a good zone. They need to get better at spacing, pass fakes, driving, fundamentals, creating angles, etc.
I play national league basketball, and I have a really tough game this season with my u16 girls team. We are playing a team that only plays zone defence. I'll show this to my coach tomorrow. Even though I think we have done this before, thanks