There are thousands of man to man basketball plays out there, and it is very difficult sometimes to be able to separate the good plays from the not so good ones. Sometimes even the plays themselves are good, but they are just not for the level that you are coaching at. Our goal is to provide you with a list of good basketball plays for all levels, so that way you can decide what plays work best for your team and your style of offense.
Deciding on the right man to man plays for your team depends heavily on your teams playing style and player personnel. You don’t want basketball plays designed to feed the ball inside every time if you are a guard oriented team. The basketball plays you want to choose are plays that are going to promote your teams strengths, and give your team the best chance to get easy baskets. Depending on your player personnel you may have to adjust your plays every year to better fit your players.
Also when picking the plays that your team is going to use, make sure that you have certain sets that are designed to get your best players the basketball in spots where they are comfortable, and will be able to take a high percentage shot. This will help your best players get going offensively and is also good offense for the team.
Provide your players with a mix of offensive sets, and motion offenses. There are times when you are going to need to run motion offense and also times that call for a set play. It is important that you have both options in your playbook.
As a basketball coach when you teach your players the different basketball plays help them understand the plays, and also the options out of the play. You don’t want robots that don’t understand the game and what the different reads are when they run a play. It is worth the extra time to help develop your team’s basketball IQ and it will pay off in the long run.
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