In order to beat a zone, you must keep the defenders moving and scrambling to recover. This is achieved by quick passing of the basketball, good spacing between players, and constantly looking for gaps in the defense that can be exploited.
The 2-3 zone defense, common in basketball, makes it very difficult for an offense to enter the paint, score a layup or get a rebound. However, like all zone defenses it does have weaknesses.
For end of game buzzer beaters against the zone, you can do a couple things... - You can run this zone basketball play that was just published in our newsletter. It will almost always get you a wide open 3 point shot in the corner or an open shot in the low post. - You can also run a variation of that play with a simple shallow cut. It's really simple but effective, especially against the 2-3 zone.
Double - Basketball Play for All Zone Defenses. This play works great against any zone defense but works especially well against the 2-3 zone. It will get you an easy basket in the low post or an open 3 point shot. It can be used at the end of the game/period or any time when you need to good look at the basket.
All of the Coach's Clipboard's basketball plays are listed below with a brief description for many of them. General plays and 3-2 motion offense plays. 4-out motion offense plays. 1-4 set offense plays. 1-3-1 set offense plays. Zone offense plays. Last-second plays, buzzer beaters. Out-of-bounds plays (baseline and sideline). More miscellaneous plays.
Zone offense plays; Last-second plays, buzzer beaters; Out-of-bounds plays; More miscellaneous plays; After you have established your half-court offense, you will want to add several basketball plays that you can call in a time-out or from the sideline. First a word...
Spread It Out: Zone Beaters is a resource for coaches who want to learn how to defeat zone coverages with the spread offense. The DVD explains how to identify zone defenses, as well as details the basic weakness in each zone coverage scheme.
The 2-3 zone defense is the most commonly used zone defense, designed to stop the inside game. Good outside shooting can rip this zone apart. But you still need to get the ball inside, especially late in the game, or when your shooters are not hitting. First read Zone Offense. We attack zones with a general zone offense like "Zone-23" below.