Simple Youth Basketball
Play 5: "Celtics"







Simple Youth Basketball Play 5 is called "Celtics". This play utilizes multiple cuts and screens to create easy scoring opportunities. This constant movement by the players makes this simple play very hard to defend.

I hope you find this play to be helpful and informative! When executed properly, it will create high-percentage scoring opportunities.

Enjoy and best of luck!


Simple Basketball Play 5:
"Celtics"


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 1-2-2 formation.

  • 1 will dribble the ball to the right or left to start the play (right in this case).

  • 2 will set a screen for 1.

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

  • 3 should set up their defender with a good fake and cut shoulder to shoulder off 4's screen.

  • As 3 is coming off 4's screen, 5 will set another screen for 3.

  • 3 should come off both screens and cut directly into the lane looking for a pass from 1.

  • If 3 doesn't get a pass from 1 they should go to the opposite low post to keep the lane open for 1.

  • Other options for 3: They can set a back-screen for 1, or post up their defender in the lane for a pass from 1.

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  • As 1 comes off of 2's screen, they will look to either drive to the basket or pass to 3 or 4.

  • After screening for 3, 4 will roll to the basket and look for a pass from 1.

  • 5 will roll to the basket and look to rebound.

  • 2 will drop back to defend against a fast break.









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