Simple Youth Basketball Play 1 is called “Flash”. This is a great play that utilizes multiple screens and cuts to create a good scoring opportunity.
I hope you find this play to be helpful and informative! When executed properly, this play will produce many easy scoring opportunities for you!
Enjoy and best of luck!
Simple Basketball Play 1:
To help you understand the play, please follow the key below.
- 1 = Point Guard
- 2 = Wing
- 3 = Wing
- 4 = Post
- 5 = Post
- Black Dotted Arrow = Pass
- Black Straight Arrow = Player Movement
- This play starts in a 4 out – 1 in formation.
- When 1 calls out “flash” or “1”, 5 will flash to the free throw line and receive a pass from 1.
- When 5 receives the pass from 1, 4 will make a hard cut toward the foul line extended area to set up their defender.
- 4 will then make a back-cut toward the basket.
- If 4 is open, 5 will make a pass to them for a lay-up.
- 5 can also look for a jump shot or drive to the basket at any point in this play.
- If 4 is not open on the back-cut, they should continue through the lane.
- 4 will now set a back screen for 3.
- As this is happening, 3 should be setting up their defender with a good fake and then cut shoulder to shoulder off of 4’s screen.
- If 3 is open, 5 will make a pass to them for a lay-up.
- If 3 is not open, they should continue to cut out toward the foul line extended area.
- After setting the screen, 4 should open up to the ball for a possible pass from 5.
- If 5 is unable to pass to 3, they should look to pass to 4 as they open up after setting their screen.
- If 5 is unable to pass to 4, they should pass the ball out to 3.
- 3 will then re-set the offense or run another play.