4 High Zone Offense

Zone Offense Animation

Zone Offense AnimationWe use this zone offense against zone defenses or match-ups that over extend and make wing entries difficult. It’s a very simple offense but it causes the defense to line up differently then they would chose if left to their own devices. The offense is good for exploiting the high post and short corners…..which I suppose is the purpose of all zone offenses.   Here is a link to the animation for 4 High Zone Offense and download the 1-4 High Zone Offense PDF Diagrams if you’d like.

Originally posted 2015-06-21 15:23:03.

One Reply to “4 High Zone Offense”

  1. I LIKE THE 1-4 SET UP. THIS IS THE ONLY OFFENSE I USE AGAINST M-M OR ANY ZONE ! GOOD PASSING IS A FUNDAMENTAL THAT NEEDS TO IMPROVE . I BELIEVE THE KEY TO THIS OFFENSE IS TO HAVE YOUR WINGS SET UP HALF WAY BETWEEN THE FOUL LINE EXTENDED AND THE BASE LINE ! OUTSIDE THE 3 PT. LINE . 1) THIS CAUSES THE BASELINE MAN ON THE ZONE DEF. TO COME OUT AND GUARD THE WING . THIS PUTS ONE LESS BIG DEF. MAN INSIDE ! I DON’T WANT A DEF. GUARD TO GUARD THE POINT , THEN COVER THE WING , ONCE A PASS IS MADE TO THE WING ! IF THE DEF. GUARD PLAYS THE WING A LITTLE BIT , PASS DIRECTLY TO YOUR BIG MAN , WHO HAS HIS HANDS READY TO RECEIVE A PASS ! IF THE GUARD PINCHES INSIDE , HIT THE WING ! THE 2 BIGS , ONE ON EACH SIDE , SET UP HALF WAY DOWN THE LINE ! LEFT TO RIGHT , #3-LEFT WING , #4-POST MAN , #5-POST MAN AND #2-RIGHT WING . AS #1 PASS. TO #2 , #5-SLIDES DOWN (ABOVE THE LOW BLOCK OR SHORT CORNER . #4 SLIDES UP , HALF WAY ! READS . BEFORE HE COMES TO THE BALL , #4 MUST KNOW WHO WILL BE GUARDING HIM AND THEN COMES TO BALL AT THE EDGE OF THE F. LINE — P I N H I S M A N !!! I HAVE MY #4 (HI GUY) FACE THE BASELINE . THIS ELIMINATES A CATCH AND TURN TO THE BASKET ! #2 CAN HIT #4 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 3SEC. AREA OR LOB . THIS SETS UP A NICE HI-LOW ! ON A REVERSE – X THE POST OR TOP POST SHUFFLE ACROSS , LOOKING AT THE PT. GUARD . THE PT. GUARD “MUST” LOOK TO HI POST SLIDING FIRST !!! JUST AS BEFORE ONE SLIDES DOWN , THE OTHER POST SLIDES UP , READ AND COME ACROSS . IMPORTANT – THIS OFF. HAS ALL 4 GUYS “ALWAYS” LOOKING TO THE BALL ! ALL PLAYERS STAY IN SPOTS WHERE THEY CAN SCORE ! POST DO NOT COME OUTSIDE ; SHOOTERS STAY WIDE AND READ ! VERY IMPORTANT : AS A PASS IS BEING MADE – I F Y O U S E E T H E W I N G C A T C H T H E B A L L , YOU ARE WRONG ! AS THE PASS IS BEING MADE , SEE WHO WILL BE GUARDING YOU AND LOOK FOR A HOLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEN , LOOK AT THE PASSER !!!!!!!!!!!!!! M-M OFFENSE ? WINGS BASELINE CROSS OR DOUBLE STACK WITH THIER POST . POST MOVE SAME AS IN A ZONE OFF. . THEY CAN SCREEN PT. AND WING . PT. PASS. TO WING , OPP. WING BACKSCREEN ! THAT’S IT ! GREAT FOR 3 SHOOTERS AND 2 POST PLAYERS ! there is nothing new in basketball – only new to us !

Any Thoughts, Coach?