Set Play vs. 1-2-2 or 3-2 Zone Defense - Two Person Game

  • Published on:  7/28/2017
  • This is a set play to run against a 1-2-2 or 3-2 zone defense. If you have two players who understand how to run a two person game and can skillfully execute a pick and roll, pick and pop, hand off, and slip screens, then this play is great to run! The best measure of whether your players can and should execute this play is if they can make good reads on the defense at game speed. That's usually a skill developed over time and not as easy for younger players.

    Typically, when playing against a team running a zone defense, I like to employ an offensive strategy like Overload or the Triangle. These continuous offensive plays allows for various looks at scoring opportunities based on what the defense is allowing.

    With this set play, we are intentionally trying to break down certain vulnerable areas and tendencies in the 1-2-2 or 3-2 zone defense and force the defense to have to communicate; usually something most teams aren't great at doing.

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