This sideline out of bounds play is intended to get a scoring attempt when there are but just a few seconds left on the clock. It will also work quite well against a defense that is up and pressuring/denying. When the official hands the basketball to O3, O4 and O5 flash hard into the backcourt. O2 turns and sets a screen for O1, and then … [Read more...]
Looking for basketball out of bounds plays? You'll find baseline inbounds plays to run against either man-to-man or zone defenses as well side out-of-bounds plays. Start browsing below or click directly to the specific type of play you are looking for.
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We give a very special thank you to Coach Michael Lang for sharing this play. You can find more from Coach Lang over at the Hoops U. Basketball Coaching Academy. Avery High Line is a different take on the 'normal' line out of bounds play. In most instances, coaches run 'line' against zone defenses. They also set the line with the low player … [Read more...]
Here is a really nice baseline out of bounds play from the box set that UAB used to get a late-game 3-pointer. This 3-point shot helped them upset 3rd seed Iowa State in the second round of the 2015 NCAA tournament. Below the diagram and description of this play, watch a video clip of this great play. When the official hands the basketball … [Read more...]
This is a simple but quite effective baseline out of bounds play you can run against a man-to-man defense. By utilizing a couple of simple screens, you create 2 possible shot opportunities -- a corner/short corner jump shot or a layup. When the official hands the basketball to O1, O3 sets an upscreen for O2 and O5 sets a cross screen for … [Read more...]
This baseline out of bounds play from a box set formation can be run against man-to-man or zone defenses. It is a 2-phase play that, against a man-to-man defense, will force the defenders to fight through screens. Against a zone, it will cause the defense to overshift, creating an open shot. When the official hands the basketball to O1, O5 … [Read more...]
The Box Pick and Roll Play is a simple to set up and execute out of bounds play. Starting from a box formation, a pick and roll is performed in order to create an open shot opportunity. The players set up in a box formation around the lane with O3 taking the ball out of bounds. When the official hands the basketball to O3, O5 sets a diagonal … [Read more...]
This last second sideline out of bounds basketball play was run by the Minnesota Timberwolves in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers on January 20, 2012. In a tie game with 1.5 seconds left, Kevin Love hit the 3-pointer to win the game. Here is video of the play so you can see it executed to perfection. The play is diagrammed below the … [Read more...]
One of the great old basketball coaching books in my collection is Pressure Basketball by Dr. Jack Ramsay. The book, published in 1963 while Coach Ramsay was at St. Joseph's, is a top-notch coaching guide that shows how to coach and teach an aggressive style of play. There is a ton of step-by-step coverage of offense and defense but one of the … [Read more...]
This out of bounds play works well against any zone, but especially against a 2-3 zone defense. When the official hands the basketball to #3, 31 cuts to the ballside corner. #4 sets a screen, and #2 curls around #4 for a quick jump shot. … [Read more...]
The high stack is used to get the basketball into play. The low double screen and three point shot should be utilized at special times, such as to start a half or when a 3-pointer may be needed. #1 passes the basketball inbounds to #2 or #3 (in this diagram, #2 uses a screen for #3 to get open). After #1 passes, he cuts down and through to … [Read more...]
When the official hands the ball to #3, #2 pops out to the corner, #5 screens the middle zone defender, #4 flashes to the low block vacated by the defenders, and #1 flares deep as a safety valve. After passing, #3 enters the court to the weakside. The initial option to look for is the pass to #4. The pass should be lobbed high and away from the … [Read more...]
When the official hands the ball to #1, #5 sets a screen for #4 for a potential lob pass in front of the basket. #5 opens up to the basketball after setting the screen. #3 sets a flare screen for #2 and then sprints across the top of the key to behind the 3-point arc for a shot. … [Read more...]