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Slip Screen in Low Post

One of the most effective tactics against zone defences is the slip screen. 



Sutton 1

This set is off Kevin Sutton's DVD, Screening Zone Attack and Shooting Drills.  



Wing Ball Screen

Whether it is against a 2-3 or 1-2-2 zone this set can be effective because of the ball screen and pin screen that are used.

 



Middle Ball Screens

Ball screens in the middle of the floor can be very effective against zone defences because, like good ball movement and screening action, they can force defenders out of their area of coverage. In these video clips Butler University makes great use of the ball screen at the top.



Double Mid-Post

The Spanish Women's National Team ran this very simple set by entering the ball into the mid-post area. The mid-post is often a difficult area for zones to defend because it is often between two rows of a zone - whether it is a 1-2-2, 2-3 or a 1-3-1.



1-3-1 Special

This is a popular zone quick hitter and is part of Michigan State's zone offence package.  The offence aligns in a 1-3-1 set.