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Simple Youth Basketball Play 11: “1-4 Wing”

Simple Youth Basketball Play 11 is called “1-4 Wing”. This is an excellent play that utilizes multiple screens, a lot of cutting, and constant movement by all five players.

When executed properly, this play creates multiple scoring options and is very difficult to defend!

I hope you find this play to be helpful and informative!

Enjoy and best of luck!

Simple Basketball Play 11:
“1-4 Wing”

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

 




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  • The players start in a 1-4 high formation.
  • 1 can pass to either wing to start the offense.
  • 1 passes to 3.

 

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  • After passing to 3, 1 will use 5’s screen to cut toward the basket looking for a return pass from 3.
  • If 1 is open, 3 should make the pass to them.
  • If 1 does not get the pass from 3, they should continue through the lane and use the double screen set by 2 and 4 at the low post area.
  • 1 should cut out to the wing area.

 

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  • After setting the double screen for 1, 4 will move out to the top of the key.

 

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  • 3 will pass the ball to 4 who will swing it over to 1.
  • As this is happening, each ball handler should be looking for a drive to the basket or an open teammate in the lane area.
  • The players could also run the play again from the other side of the court. As 4 passes to 1, 2 would come up to set the screen to start the play.

 

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  • Option: When 3 has the ball, 5 could come out and set a back screen. They could then run the pick and roll play.
  • 3 would dribble to the elbow area and 5 would roll toward the basket.