Newsletter #219

August 4, 2021

Today's Quote:   "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth


Today's Theme:  2-3 Zone Play - "Carolina"

This play is designed to attack the 2-3 zone from the back-side of the zone, using a skip pass and screening the back-side of the zone.  Younger kids may have difficulty making the long skip pass and might find "Zone-1X" a better alternative.

O1 passes to O2 (diagram A) and this causes the zone to shift.  O5 slides down into the weakside corner.  O3 back-screens the outside low zone defender so that O5 is open for the skip pass from O2.

Carolina zone play

As the pass is being made, O4 cuts to the ball-side elbow (diagram B). Once the pass is made, O3 lets the outside defender slip by out to the corner and O3 now screens the middle defender in the zone (diagram C).  O4 cuts off O3's screen to the block for the pass and lay-up.

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For more 2-3 zone plays, see 2-3 Zone Offense Plays.


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