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Simple basketball offensive plays and drills

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up. Red Auerbach

Basketball offensive plays is all about putting the ball in the basket with strategic positioning. In order to understand the animated plays described below. It is important to understand what the pictorial stuff mean, and what each positions are expected to perform.

Team Player Position
Point Guard
Shooting Guard
Small Forward
Power Forward
Symbol Subject
Move without the ball
Dribble with the ball
Pass the ball
Set screen
Score from here
Marked area
Basketball 1
Basketball 2

Note: Sometimes numbers mean alphabetical orders.

Basketball Offensive plays

Fast break
Fast break drill

1-3-1 Zone Offense

Cutting Strong Side Pass 1
Cutting Weak Side Pass 1
Cutting Weak Side Pass 2
Cutting Weak Side Pass 3
Strong Side Screen Away 1

3 on 3 Offense

Back Screen 1
Back Screen 2
Screen Away 1
Screen Away 2
Splitting The Post 1
Splitting The Post 2
Weave 1
Weave 2

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