Back screen basketball plays can lead to lobs and easy layups for your team, if run the right way. Flare screens are most likely going to be run for a good shooter, or a driver that can catch the ball off of the flare and sweep to the basket. After the screener sets the back screen or flare screen he/she needs to open up to the ball for a potential shot.
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Since the name of the play has the word “screen” in it you would assume that setting a good screen would be of importance, and you would be right. For these plays to work the screener needs to take a good angle on the screen, and then also make quality contact with the defender that they are setting the screen on. This will allow the player coming off of the screen to be able to have the space they need to get a quality shot off, or a finish at the basket.
In basketball coaching it is your job to connect with your players, and to make sure that they understand the importance of why they are doing something a certain way. So if you players are having trouble getting motivated to set good screens, make sure that you emphasis that a good screen not only allows for a teammate to get a good shot, but it also may open up a great shot for the screener. If the screen is set well the defense is going to have to overhelp and this will leave the screener open, but only if they set a good screen.
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This post up play is designed for a guard that has a size mismatch on their defender. It is a great way to get an easy basket and take advantage of a smaller defender.
This screen play is from the Chicago Bulls playbook, and is going to work to get a great shot off of multiple screening actions in a row.
This Duke play is going to allow the shooter to run off a bunch of different screens and hopefully get a quality shot in the end.
This down screen play is going to be set up by several other off ball screening actions, and it will be up to the passer to make the correct read.
This basketball play is going to involve a back screen flare screen action, which should hopefully open up a good shot for the offense.
This handoff counter play is going to give the cutter the option to use the handoff action or the counter. It will be determined by the defense.
This double screen play is going to be used to get one of your better shooter a shot, by removing the help defense.
This is not your typical curl play in that the shooter is going to curl around the big man on the block that is posting up.
For this down screen basketball play you are going to set a flare screen and then immediately turn around and set a down screen for the same player.
This is a great basketball hand off play because it forces the defense to give up a back screen layup or allow the shooter to come off the hand off action open for a shot.
This backdoor play is going to use the defenders over aggressiveness against themselves by cutting backdoor on a flare screen action.
This flare screen play is going to first have a pin down action to set it up and draw the defenses attention.
This back screen handoff play is going to have the shooter set a back screen to get their defender to help, and then have them get a handoff.
This Houston Rockets basketball play is pretty simple but if executed the right way it can be very effective, especially if you need a quick basket.
The back screen down screen action is a great way to put the defense at a disadvantage, if players are willing to screen for each other.
This double screens play is going to make the other teams big men work, and hopefully open up a chance for them to miss a defensive assignment.
This flare screen play is going to get the defense to suck in to help on the back screen, before getting the shooter a shot on the flare action.
This pin down play is going to first start with a back screen for the shooter to get them to the paint. Then they will use the pin down screen.
This box set play is going to open up into a multiple different screening and cutting actions to try and get the defense to breakdown.
This double screen play is a little more advanced because of all of the consecutive screening actions, but it can very effective if run the correct way.
This back screen play is going to have the shooter first set a back screen, and then come off a screen for a shot.
This flare screen play is going to start with a handoff in order to set up the flare action for the shooter.
This transition offense play is going to work on some quick hitters for your team to take advantage of in early offense.
The goal of the flare screen play is to hit the high post, and then once the defender relaxes and turns his head to watch the ball, come off a flare screen.
This is a great flare screen play that if run the right way is going to open up a good scoring opportunity for your team.
This back screen lob play is designed to get your post player a pass over the top for a dunk or layup at the basket.
This is a great side line out of bounds basketball play to get a quick quality shot at the basket. It is important that you have quick hitter out of bounds plays for end of game situations
This back screen play is designed for the post player to get a deep catch down on the block for a finish, or kick out if the defense collapses.
This play is going to start out with a UCLA cut and pin down action, but it will be up to the offensive players to read defense and make the right play.
This back screen/down screen play is going to put the defense in a tough situation and hopefully will cause them to breakdown.
This Vanderbilt play is going to involve a lot of different screening actions to get the defense to breakdown and open up a shot.
This basketball play is going to have the shooter set a screen and then receive a screen for a shot. The better the screen the better the shot.
The key to this motion offense is setting good screen for teammates and moving the basketball. It is a screen the screener type of offense.
This West Virginia play is going to set angle screens/back screens for cutters to the basket, and the goal is to get a finish at the basket.
If run the right way this basketball post up play can be very effective. The big man that is going to slip on the ball screen will be able to come of the double back screen and seal for really good post position.
If run the right way this diagonal back screen basketball play should get you an easy bucket. However it will only work if you have a player that is willing to set a good screen.
To do this back screen basketball play your team is going to set down screens for the shooters then back screen them back into the post for a lob or layup.
This basketball play is good because it runs a misdirection first before setting up the real play and catching the defense off guard and unprepared.
This is a college basketball play from Wisconsin Green Bay and they are going to use a back screen/cross screen action to get a good shot off.
For this ball screen play to work the ball handler needs to be aggressive off of the screening action and the other players need to keep spaced.