Here are three simple baskeball plays that Dave, one of my readers, sent to me recently. Try these out with your team!
I coach middle school tournament teams.
Here are a few basketball out-of-bound plays I like to use.
Underneath the basket
Here is a simple basketball play that works once or twice during a game.
I will refer to it as low stack.
Player 1 throws the ball in. Player 2 lines up on top of the box (low post box) and players 3,4 and 5 scrunch up behind him. Player 1 slaps the ball and player 3 jumps out side the free throw lane and players 2,4 and 5 turn 90 degrees to form a tight wall. Player 3 has an uncontested shot. Let me remind you it will only work once maybe twice in a basketball game and only if everyone lines up on the inside.
The next one I will call a high stack
Player 1 throws the ball in. Player 2 lines up about a yard from the free throw elbow and everyone else lines up behind him. Once the ball is slapped player 2 heads to the opposite low post block, player 3 jets out to the outside, player 4 turns and screens player 5 defensive player and player 5 head straight down the lane. Once you run this a few times everybody looks fro player 5, now player 2 is wide open.
These are all simple basketball plays and they still work.
And my favorite out-of-bounds play.
On the side at half court everyone uses the screen the first player as he rolls around and heads toward the free throw lane. Here is a twist to that stack.
This works best if it’s on the side of the benches and under pressure situation where everyone is playing pressure man-to-man. Player 1 throws the ball in, player 2 sets up in the backcourt and everyone else stacks up about 4 feet in front of player 1. When the referee hands player 1, who I will call John, the ball. I will yell at player 2, who I will call Jason,” Jason I want you to take the ball out” (you have to be convincing) as he runs up to John (staying in bounds) and there is confusion who takes the ball out. As Jason runs by, John flips the ball to Jason who by now has at least a step on everybody for lay-up.