The Flash Middle Overload zone offense is designed to put pressure on the middle of a zone defense, especially an even-front zone such as the 2-3 zone defense. The continuity is simple; keep flashing players into the middle of the zone.
O1 can initiate the offense to either wing. In this diagram, O1 starts by passing to O2 on his right. At the same time, O3 flashes middle while O4 fills the wing area vacated by O3. O5 flashes to the ballside low block.
If nothing is available, O2 reverses the ball back to O1 who swings it over to O4. O3 cuts from the middle to the corner while O2 flashes into the middle.
O4 then reverses the ball back to O1 and flashes middle. O3 fills the wing. On the pass from O4 to O1, O2 cuts out to the right wing to receive the reversal pass from O1. O5 continues going from block to block. This same action is repeated whenever the ball is reversed.
Coaching Points / Variations:
- Utilize the skip pass if/when the ball can’t be reversed.
- O1 is always at the top and O5 is always flashing block to block. O2, O3, and O4 flash middle on ball reversals.