(Rental)-Zone Offense Packages For Multiple Zone Defenses
With the increasing incorporation of zone defense into game strategies by teams at all levels, smart coaches are also looking for more innovative ways to break down a zone. In this course, Coach Craig Neal has outlined his continuity and quick-hitting plays versus a 2-3, 3-2 and a 1-3-1 zone. Working with court demonstrators, he established and introduced each zone offense like he would in a practical scenario, making it easier for his concepts to be incorporated into your program with just a little tweak.
He will take you through a 13 set plays and a continuity offense which he uses against a variety of zone fronts. He will also show you quick-hitting plays out of a timeout that will leave your opponents overwhelmed. Finally, you will see five plays for use in special situations against a zone defense.
2-3 Zone and Motion Sets
Via his "Regular" zone offense, Coach Neal controlled his offensive alignment based on what type of defense his team is facing. He used a simple 1-2-2 setup against a 2-3 zone to budge the ball and look for post touches in gaps. The guards' responsibilities are to dribble penetrate the gaps in the zone and look for open shots or post touches around the rim, Coach Neal says.
In a different look, 15 side, Coach Neal utilizes a ball screen to create 2-on-1 advantages on either side of the zone. Using the ball screen creates an open look for your best shooters on the floor. Coach Neal includes several other variations out of the Regular set, including Thumbs Down, Thumbs Side, Double Fist, Lob play, and an after-timeout set.
Motion Sets vs a 3-2 and 1-3-1 Defense
Alongside a 3-2 zone, Coach Neal takes his Regular offense and maneuvers the initial set-up to get open looks for your shooters. In Head Pat, he uses a shallow cut with a ball screen to set up your guards for the rim. In 4 out, guards look to set up shooting opportunities on the weak side of the zone. Through using drive against a zone, Coach Neal will make the defense to make a decision between stopping drive and denying the open 3-pointer.
For a 1-3-1, Coach Neal created scoring opportunities for the baseline runner. With most 1-3-1 zones having a guard running the baseline, he took advantage of his post players sealing hard against the guard and looks to score around the rim.
He also Plays After Timeout and Special Situation Plays.
Coach Neal illustrated six plays to use against a multiple zone fronts after a timeout or from an out of bounds situation. These strategies can create an advantage for a shooter on the perimeter or a baseline jumper for your post.
Coach Neal has shared his experience and knowledge to help you beat any zone defense. He showcased everything you want to know on breaking a 2-3, 1-3-1 and 3-2 zone.
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