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Youth Basketball Offensive Play 10: “Last Second Shot 1”

Youth Basketball Offensive Play 10 is designed to create a last-second scoring opportunity!

This is a full-court out-of-bounds play that utilizes multiple screens and cuts to free up the team’s best shooter/scorer for the shot. This is a simple, yet highly effective play that does a great job of creating an easy scoring opportunity.

This play is easy to teach and learn, and can be used at any level of competition. Although, modifications will have to be made for younger players since they may not be able to make the full-court pass. A pass from 4 to 5, and then 5 to 2 would work in this case.

Please note that this play can also be used to advance the ball past half-court to call a time-out. This would then set up another play for a last-second shot.

In order to run this play effectively, players must first understand the fundamentals of basketball. Once players can perform the offensive fundamentals properly, then inbound plays can be incorporated into their game.

Check out our youth basketball drills page for some great ideas on teaching and learning the fundamentals of the game.

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Youth Basketball Play 10:
“Last-Second Shot 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


  • 4 will be the inbound passer and will begin the play by slapping the ball and yelling “Go”.
  • 5 will run back toward the ball.
  • 2 will set a down screen for 1.
  • 1 will set up their defender with a good fake and then cut off of 2’s screen toward the 3-point line area.
  • 3 will set a screen for 2 and then cut toward the basket for a rebound or tip-in.
  • After setting a screen for 1, 2 will use 3’s screen to cut to the open area.
  • 4 will make a baseball pass to 2 who will look for their shot once they catch the ball.

I hope Youth Basketball Offensive Play 10 has been helpful and informative! When executed properly, this play will produce many easy scoring opportunities for you!

Enjoy and best of luck!