SLOB Zipper Plays by Wes Kosel

SLOB Zipper

Written by Wes Kosel

Wes Kosel will enter his first season as an Assistant Coach at Augustana University under Tom Billeter in 2016-2017. Kosel came to Sioux Falls after two season at Colorado College as the lead assistant. Kosel, a native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, served as an assistant coach at Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Texas Lutheran University from 2012-2014. Kosel graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He also has a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Houston. While attending Kansas, Kosel served as an assistant coach at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. A life-long student of the game, Kosel honed his coaching skills by working summer camps for various programs in Texas, Colorado, Missouri, and New Mexico. Kosel also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer, both of which are certifications earned through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Kosel and his wife, Molly, live in Colorado Springs.

August 24, 2016

SLOB Zipper Plays by Wes Kosel

Tons of coaching are using zipper actions in their offense, including sideline out-of-bounds plays. The set usually starts in a box set or a “pro set” (box set with a guy in the corner instead of the block). The zipper action is a great way to get the ball in to the guard, but can also serve as a decoy to get the ball directly into the high post. By running the zipper action into a ball screen, handoff, or other action, the defender is forced to guard consecutive actions. The SLOB Zipper plays playbook features five plays from NCAA, NBA, and International.

Sideline Out of Bounds Zipper Plays

Oregon Ducks – SLOB Zipper Flare

1 cuts off of a zipper screen as 4 uses a flare screen from 2. 1 passes to 4 for a shot.

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Mexico – SLOB Zipper Follow PNR

2 cuts off of a zipper screen from 5 then uses a ball screen from 5 in the slot. The middle of the floor is open for 5 to roll into the lane. 1 moves to the corner for a shot if x1 helps to defend the ball screen.

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Golden State Warriors – SLOB Zipper Hand-Off

The Warriors run a zipper screen then have the inbounder get a handoff in the slot. 1 then uses a ball screen from 5.

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Croatia – SLOB Zipper High Repeat 

3 uses a zipper screen from 4 then gets a high ball screen from 5. If nothing is there, 3 uses the ball screen in the opposite direction as 5 rolls to the rim.

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LSU Tigers – SLOB Zipper Post Iso

LSU used this play for Ben Simmons to get him the ball in the post. 1 cuts off of a zipper screen and if Simmons’ defender helps it leaves him open in the post. The ball can be thrown right in or to the wing first.

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Click on the pdf link below to download the Sideline Out of Bounds Zipper Plays Playbook:

SLOB Zipper Plays Playbook by Wes Kosel

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