Simple Youth Basketball Play 9: “Thirty”

Simple Youth Basketball Play 9 is called “Thirty”. This is an excellent play that involves a lot of motion, screening and cutting by the players. This action helps create multiple scoring opportunities.

I hope you find this play to be helpful and informative! When executed properly, this play is very hard to defend!

Enjoy and best of luck!

Simple Youth Basketball Play:
“Thirty”

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 3 out – 2 in formation.
  • 1 will pass the ball to 2 and then cut into the lane.
  • As this is happening, 5 cuts up to the high post.
  • If 1 is open, 2 should make the pass to them. 1 would then drive in for a lay-up.
  • If 1 does not get the pass, they should continue through the lane and set a screen for 4.

 

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  • 4 will set up their defender with a good fake and then cut shoulder to shoulder off 1’s screen.
  • If 4 is open in the lane, 2 should make the pass to them.
  • As this action is happening, 3 should rotate to the top of the key.

 

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  • If 4 is not open, then 2 should pass to 3 at the top of the key.
  • 1 should pop out to the wing for a pass from 3.
  • When 1 receives the pass from 3, 5 will go to the low post and 4 will go to the high post.
  • 1 will either look to shoot or look to pass to 4 or 5.

 

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  • If 1 shoots, 5, 4 and 2 crash the boards for a rebound.
  • 3 stays back to defend against a fast break.