Basketball plays and drills
Offense zone
Playname: Fairfield zone offense
Zone offense against a 2-1-2 defense.

First 1 tries to go through the middle.
The defense will move towards the ball (collapse).
1 is able to pass the ball to either 2 or 3, in this case he chooses 2.
Defender 1 has to step out towards 2, while the whole zone moves towards the ball.
1 cuts through the middle towards the ball side corner using a screen of 4.

After the screen 4 should roll and post up.

5 cuts through the middle to the top of the bucket and post up high on the ball side.
2, 1, 4 and 5 or now on the strong side.
2 has a number of passing options into the zone.

Also if the zone moves quickly, 2 should also watch the skip pass to 3.
No passes are given and 3 goes towards the guard position.

4 takes the position of 3.
2 passes the ball to 3.

The zone has to move again, with the ball.
3 swings the ball directly to 4, zone moves towards the ball.
5 first goes to the other side of the bucket and will post up while going down the bucket line.

1 goes towards the top of the bucket.

3 cuts to the corner of the ball side.
4 has now the same passing options as 2 before the ball was swung to the other side.

The zone will already be less compact, so passing inside will be easier.
No pass is given and 1 steps out towards the guard position.
4 passes back to 1.
4 takes the low post position on the other side of the court, while 3 takes the position of 4.
Now the players are back in the starting positions.
Submitted by: Thijs Lohuis
Categories: Offense zone, Offense
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