Simple Youth Basketball Play 3: “Double Staggered”

Simple Youth Basketball Play 3 is called “Double Staggered”. This is an excellent play to help get your best shooter open for a shot.

I hope you find this play to be helpful and informative! When executed properly, this play will create multiple scoring opportunities for you!

Enjoy and best of luck!

Simple Basketball Play 3:
“Double Staggered”

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 will start in a 1-2-2 formation.
  • 1 will dribble to either the right or left side (right in this case). This tells the team that the wing on the opposite side will be getting the pass/shot.
  • As this is happening, 2 and 3 should be moving toward the baseline area.

 

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  • 5 will set a screen for 3 on the baseline.
  • 3 must set up their defender and properly use the screen to move across the lane.
  • 2 and 4 will set a double screen for 3.
  • 3 should use the double screen to get open for a pass from 1.
  • As this is happening, 1 should dribble toward the wing area to improve their passing angle to 3.

 

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  • As 3 comes off the double screen, 2 should immediately set a screen for 5.
  • 5 will use 2’s screen to get open in the middle of the lane for a possible pass from 3.
  • As this is happening, 4 should turn and establish good post position for a possible pass from 3.

 

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  • Once player 3 gets the ball, they have 3 options:
  • They can immediately shoot a jump shot.
  • They can look to pass to 4 in the low post.
  • They can look to pass to 5 in the lane.