Simple Youth Basketball
Play 8: "Five"







Simple Youth Basketball Play 8 is called "Five". This play uses a lot of screening and cutting to create many easy scoring opportunities.

This is a very simple play to execute - yet extremely difficult to defend.

I hope you find this play to be helpful and informative! When executed properly, this play will produce multiple high-percentage scoring opportunities for you!

Enjoy and best of luck!


Simple Youth Basketball Play:
"Five"


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 start in a 1-2-2 tight formation.

  • As 1 dribbles the ball across half-court, 4 and 5 will head out toward the 3-point line.

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  • 1 will pass the ball to 4.

  • 5 will set a screen for 1.

  • After passing to 4, 1 will use 5's screen to get open in the weak-side wing area.

  • 2 will cut out to the 3-point line to open up the lane.

  • 3 will cut toward the free throw line. This will open up the lane for 1 and also get 3 in a better position to set a screen for 4.

  • Note: If 3 has established good position or has a mismatch, then 4 should pass them the ball.


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  • As this action is taking place, 4 will look to pass the ball to 1 in the wing for a jump shot.

  • If 1 is not open, 4 will pass the ball to 5.

  • 5 will then pass to 1 in the wing.

  • When 1 receives the pass from 5, 3 will set a back-screen on 4.

  • 4 will come off 3's screen, cut toward the basket and look for a pass from 1.

  • If 4 is open, 1 should make the pass to them.

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  • 5 will then set a screen for 3.

  • 3 will use 5's screen to get open at the top of the key area.

  • After setting the screen, 5 will roll to the basket looking for a pass from 1.

  • If 5 is open, 1 should make the pass to them.

  • IF 5 is not open, 1 can look to pass to 4 in the low post.

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  • If none of the above passes were open, you are now in a 3 out - 2 in formation.

  • From here you can either run another offensive play, an isolation play, or a two-man play.









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