4 Critical Elements For Your Zone Offense

In the video clip below, Don Kelbick discusses four elements that are critical for your zone offense.

These elements will help you score more points via...

  • Better spacing that will confuse the defense and cause breakdowns.

  • Better ball reversal options that will force the defense out of position with rapid ball movement.

  • Good interior and post positioning to expose gaps in the zone defense.

Additionally, these elements will help your players quickly adapt against a 3-2 zone defense, 2-3 zone defense, 1-3-1 zone defense, or any other variation. You'll be able to startle the defense with your ability to quickly attack it.

And you develop better decision-makers. And we all know what happens when you have more high IQ players on your team.

This will result in more easy baskets, more scoring for your team, and more wins.

This video is from Don Kelbick's Continuity Zone Offense & Concepts To Beat Any Zone Defense.

The 4 Elements That Will Increase Your Zone Offense Scoring

As Don mentioned in the video, you want to have these four elements:

  • Strongside Threat
  • Weakside Threat
  • Post Threat
  • Ball Reversal

You need a strongside threat and weakside threat to space the defense and create gaps.

You need a post threat or interior threat to get the zone defense to collapse. This will lead to an immediate score or give you the advantage of attacking a scrambling defense.

You also need a ball reversal. Two to three ball reversals greatly increase your points per possession... It almost doubles your scoring when comparing it to zero ball reversals, according to Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens.

Don mentions in the video that he likes to use his post player for ball reversals as well.

Why These Elements Will Tear Apart Zone Defenses & Create High IQ Players Which Will Win More Games

As Don says, it doesn't matter how you get there. But as long as you get there and you put your players in advantageous positions, it will increase your chances to score.

This will constantly distort the zone, put pressure on the defense, and force the defense to play in areas that they don't want to play.

By simply doing this and teaching how the defense works, this will improve your player's decision-making. Thus, creating high IQ players that will get better and better as the season and seasons go on.

This maximizes your chances to win against zone defenses.

The Solution To Beating Zone Defenses

To avoid the headaches that are accompanied by getting blitzed by a zone defense... Or if you simply want to score more points against the zone defense, you might want to check out Don Kelbick's Continuity Zone Offense & Concepts To Beat Any Zone Defense.

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James Bennett says:
10/3/2016 at 3:20:14 AM

Would like to see mention of playing the post off the low block. All the demonstrations show a low post option, I find a post playing behind the zone highly effective, mostly in the short corner.

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Paul says:
11/11/2016 at 3:37:21 PM

I agree. In Don's Motion Offense DVD wherein he discusses adjustments against the zone, he has the post player playing off the low post and in the short corner.


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