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Animated Basketball Plays, Offenses and Defenses

By Dr. James Gels, from the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook

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These animated basketball play diagrams help demonstrate plays and the important timing of the play. There are many more animated diagrams in the Premium Members section (see listing below). Become a Premium Member now.

Player Tips
Man Offense
Zone Offense
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Read and React Offense
Dribble-Drive Motion Offense
Pete Carril's Princeton Offense
Princeton Offense - Running the Offense
Triangle Offense
John Wooden's UCLA Offense
UCLA High-Post Offense - more
West Coast 1-4 Stack Offense
Wisconsin Swing Offense
Hawk Offense
Horns Offense
Grinnell Offense
Michigan-Style 2-Guard Offense
2-3 Man Offense
2-3 High Patterned Offense
T-Game Triple-Post Offense
Point-Zone Defense
SWARM Defense
Buzz (Twilight Zone) Defense
Circle Zone Defense
High Pick and Roll Plays
3-Up Secondary Break
3-Up Press Breaker

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