Division 3 Zone Set Plays by Wes Kosel
Attached in this playbook are 6 zone set plays that we saw in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play last season. The playbook includes four set plays and two baseline out-of-bounds plays. Our conference opponents play a significant amount of zone defense, especially in out-of-bounds situations. The most common zone that we see during conference play is a 2-3 defense.
Division 3 Zone Set Plays – Zone (2-3) Offense
1 passes to 2 then cuts to the right corner. 3 replaces 1 and gets the ball from 2. 3 looks to pass inside to 5 flashing to the elbow. If the bottom zone defender jumps out to the corner 5 looks to make the quick pass to 4 at the block.
Division 3 Zone Set Plays – Zone 1-4 High Drag Flare
1 passes to 2 on the wing. 4 and 5 move down to the block and corner from the elbows. 2 passes back to 1 then 1 dribbles left. 5 flashes high and gets the pass from 1. 4 sets a flare-screen for 2.
Division 3 Zone Set Plays – Zone Corner Pin
1 passes to 4 who passes to 2. 1 cuts to the opposite short corner and 3 switches sides of the floor. 4 dribbles right as 5 replaces 4 and 1 sets a screen for 2. 4 passes to 5 who looks to pass to 2 for a shot.
Division 3 Zone Set Plays – Zone Post X Runner
1 passes to 2 as 4 and 5 cross the lane to the blocks. 2 passes back to 1 and 1 dribbles left sending 3 to the rim. 2 replaces 1. 1 passes to 2 who passes to 3 cutting to the right wing for a shot.
Division 3 Zone Set Plays – Zone BLOB
4 and 5 start above the top zone defender. 2 stays behind the double screen and looks to get a pass over the top.
Division 3 Zone Set Plays – Zone BLOB High Screen
This play is similar to the last one but with a slightly different look. 5, 2, and 4 start at the free-throw line. 2 jabs in towards the basket then backs up to the top of the key. 1 throws the pass over the top
Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Andy Partee at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Kosel joined the staff at Colorado College after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University and one season at Haskell Indian Nations University. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), both certifications given through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has coached summer AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Houston, Colorado, New Mexico, Air Force, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Kosel is also a member of the NABC International Committee and serves as the committee’s social media manager.
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