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Attacking a 1-3-1 Zone Defense – Izzo, Michigan State

The 1-3-1 zone defense and 1-3-1 half court trap can be devastating to an unprepared offense. The video provides real game footage of Michigan State’s Tom Izzo’s offensive approach to attacking the 1-3-1 half-court zone. For most of this game Izzo uses a 2-1-2 offensive setup. His middle man continuously occupies the center of the 1-3-1, not allowing him to get ...

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Zone Offense Quick Hitter: “1-3-1 Fist Down” – Izzo Michigan State

This zone quick hitter comes from Tom Izzo of Michigan State. “Fist-Down” creates tremendous decision-making pressure on the interior of the zone defense, putting them in a no-win situation regardless of who they cover. It comes from Izzo’s Basketball Smorgasboard of Drills and Basketball Wisdom DVD. The play uses a screen in the middle of the zone to free up a ...

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Triangle Zone Offense Overload Against Odd-Front 3-2 or 1-2-2 Zone Defense

Opposing coaches run odd front zones (3-2 or 1-2-2) to place tremendous pressure on your ballhandlers, typically extending the zone far outside the three-point line. The triangle zone offense outlined below overloads vulnerable areas of the odd-front defense–the high post and the baseline wings–to create shooting opportunities for your offense.  The play calls for the 5 and 4 to work in ...

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Zone Offense Quick Hitter: “1-3-1 Arm Chop” – Izzo Michigan State

This zone quick hitter comes from Tom Izzo of Michigan State. “Arm Chop” presents a fairly straightforward set of actions that work well on the youth basketball level, as well as high school and college. It comes from Izzo’s Basketball Smorgasboard of Drills and Basketball Wisdom DVD. The play uses a screener at the top of the key to create gaps ...

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Zone Offense Quick Hitter – “1-3-1 Double” – Izzo Michigan State

This post provides an overview of “1-3-1 Double”, a favorite quick hitter of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo against zone defenses. It comes from Izzo’s Basketball Smorgasboard of Drills and Basketball Wisdom DVD. Coach Izzo emphasizes that these type of quick hitters work well for quick shots when you’re down late in a game and you need quick scoring opportunities for ...

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Zone Offense Quick Hitter – “1-3-1 Special” – Izzo Michigan State

This post provides an overview of “1-3-1 Special”, a favorite quick hitter of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo against zone defenses. It comes from Izzo’s Basketball Smorgasboard of Drills and Basketball Wisdom DVD. Coach Izzo emphasizes that these type of quick hitters work well for quick shots when you’re down late in a game and you need quick scoring opportunities for ...

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Stanford Zone Offense Attack – Patterned Offense Versus Zones

The continuity zone motion offense below outlines patterned offense that Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer runs versus zones.  Her zone and man offense in her Stanford Women’s Basketball All Access DVD from Championship Productions. The play works from 1-3-1 initial setup and emphasizes wing cutters hunting the short corner behind the zone — frequently a weak point in most 2-3 zone defenses. ...