Simple Youth Basketball Play 4:
"3 Down"







Simple Youth Basketball Play 4 is called "3 Down". This is a very simple play that does an excellent job at creating multiple scoring opportunities.

I hope you find this play to be helpful and informative!

Enjoy and best of luck!


Simple Basketball Play 4:
"3 Down"


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




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  • The players will start in a variation of a 1-2-2 formation.

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  • 1 will dribble to the right to start the play.

  • 2 will cut hard to the foul-line extended area.

  • 1 will pass to 2.

  • As this is happening, 4 will set a screen for 3.

  • 3 will set up their defender with a good fake and then cut shoulder to shoulder off 4's screen and go to the elbow area.

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  • 2 will make a pass to 3 at the elbow.

  • Once 3 gets the pass at the elbow, they have three options:

  • They can shoot a jump shot.

  • They can drive to the basket and either shoot a lay-up or pass to 2, 4 or 5 if they are open.

  • They can pass to 4 in the low post.





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