Overload - Against Man to Man Defenses
I like this play, because it gives you a scoring opportunity in the post and if that is not there, one of your guards will have one side of the floor cleared out for the dribble drive.
Players 4 & 5 should be your strongest post players. Players 2 & 3 should have the capability to dribble drive.
- Players 2 & 3 cut diagonally to the wing from the block. You probably want to assign either Player 2 or Player 3 to cut first every time, so they do not run into each other.
Player 1 passes to Player 3.
- The following players will make their cuts simultaneously. Player 1 cuts to the corner on the ball side. Player 4 cuts diagonally across the lane to the elbow (high post) on the ball side. Player 2 cuts to the top of the key to clear out weakside help.
- Player 3 then looks to pass the ball to Player 5 in the post.
- If player 3 can not get the pass directly into Player 5, he/she can pass to Player 4 in the high post, which would create a better angle to pass the ball. It is important for Player 5 to keep the defensive player pinned on his outside hip, which will create a clear lane to the hoop.
- If nothing is there, Player 3 passes to Player 2. Player 2 will have the whole left side to drive or pull up for a shot.
- If Player 2 does not have a good scoring opportunity, he dribbles to the left wing.
- As player 2 dribbles to the wing, Player 1 cuts to the opposite corner. Player 4 & 5 cut across the lane. Player 3 comes to the top of the key. Now, you are in the same formation, but on the right side of the court.