Man to Man Play: 4 Out Swing Rattle

This play works out of the 4-out, 1-in set so it's great for anyone running that offense. You often get an easy cut to the basket or wide open shots on the wing.


4_-2_swing_rattle1 (1K)
  1. Players set up in the 4-out, 1-in set. Player 1 starts the play. Player 5 flashes to the ball side elbow and Player 4 swings around the ball-side low block. What this does is it clears out the right side.
4_-2_swing_rattle2 (1K)
  1. Player 2 makes a V-cut and receives the pass from Player 1.
4_-2_swing_rattle3 (1K)
  1. Player 1 then cuts around Player 2, receives a hand-off from Player 2 and drives it hard to the hoop for the lap-up. If the post defender slides over to help, Player 1 can make an easy pass to 4 for the lay up.

    Option: If the defense prevents the hand-off, then an option is for player 2 to either make a bounce pass or a dump pass--soft lob pass-- to player 1, who then can take it to the hoop.
4_-2_swing_rattle4 (1K)
  1. Option: If Player 1 does not receive the ball, then he moves through and sets a screen for Player 4. Player 2 passes to Player 4 for the lay-up.

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shlomo says:
10/26/2013 at 7:23:46 AM

Good for a team with a guard that can make good decisions


Steve says:
10/19/2011 at 6:45:27 AM

@ O'dell for a half court trap I put 3 girls at half court. I send the middle girl across the half court line when I say go those 3 girls main job is to make the person bringing the ball up to pick the ball up and pass it over their heads. I put two people that can move their feet on the elbows with the job of looking for 1. bad passes or 2. passes they've seen before. We play man to man but work on this in stead of full court press at the 4th quarter.


Ja''''Shad Avery says:
9/27/2011 at 9:20:39 PM

I want to play right now


Ja''Shad Avery says:
9/27/2011 at 9:19:21 PM

hurry up I went to play


cyndi says:
12/10/2009 at 3:38:00 PM

if you are playing w/4 players how would you run the 4 out swing rattle.


jered says:
11/2/2009 at 6:12:01 PM

i believe this play would be alot more effective if on your forth option the 5 man would set a pic for the 3 man. this brings his man out of the equater opening it up a lot more. it is also very benoffical if the three man V cuts bringing his man into the 5 man.


Matt says:
8/18/2009 at 9:11:27 AM

Great play for a quick hit. Could work good for our team cause we run a lot of 4 out 1 in sets. Use this a couple of times then you could fake the handoff to the 1 man, clear the 1 to the corner, bump the 4 man to the oppo corner, and have the 5 man set a back screen for the 3 flashing to the goal.


karlie says:
12/29/2008 at 8:07:19 PM

This play is exclent. I''m a basketball player and I have a great coach. But my assistant coach is soo annoying and makes you do things that makes him good, he doesn''t understand everyone is diffrent. I have a way that makes me really good at shooting freethrows but he makes me do it his way. I shoot 25%! That is horriable. He just wont understand that he can''t make everyone perfect. His granddaughter is on the team and he tries to make sure she is perfect but it almost like hes tring to mess me up because I''m not trying to brag but I''m the best on the team and he doesn''t like the fact it''s not his granddauter.


nupe3 says:
8/14/2008 at 11:13:40 AM

Nice play, I like the movement of the players.


Terry McClure says:
12/14/2007 at 11:41:07 AM

Hey Thomas if you have two big post players and plenty of speed, anything would work.


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