As a basketball coach, you always want to make sure that you have a couple of backdoor basketball plays in your playbook. There are several reasons why, but primarily, they will provide easy scoring opportunities and help keep a pressure defense honest.
If you are playing against a pressure defense that is trying to get up in your team and get in the passing lanes, it is hard to run offense. However, if you score on a few backdoor layups or dunks, then the defense will back off a little bit, and it will be easier to run your other sets.
Every one of these basketball plays comes with a video of the play and text explaining what to look for when executing the play. This will allow you to run the play with your team the correct way.
You need to emphasize a few focus points with your players when they run a backdoor play. The first thing that needs to be taught and emphasized is setting up the defender before the player uses the backdoor cut. When you watch these backdoor plays, you will recognize that the player first sells that they will come up to receive the pass before quickly and sharply cutting backdoor. The cutter must first sell the defender.
The second teaching point falls onto the player making the backdoor pass. A backdoor pass is almost always going to be a bounce pass or a lob pass, and it needs to be out in front of the player receiving the pass. Just like a quarterback in football leads their receiver with the pass, the passer needs to lead the cutter. If the ball is behind the receiver, there is a chance that their defender will break up the pass.
This backdoor basketball play is going to come off of a loop curl cut action in the high post area. Can be a great way to get an easy basket.
This basketball play is going to be a simple high ball screen action, but it is up to the man with the ball to read the defense.
This high post entry backdoor basketball play is going to take advantage of a wing defender that is playing too aggressive.
For this give and go backdoor basketball play to work, you need to keep good player spacing. This is a great play to get a good look if run correctly.
This handoff ball screen backdoor basketball play is going to take advantage of the defender trying to anticipate and cheat the handoff action.
This is a great backdoor basketball play to take advantage of a defender that doesn't stay locked in on defense for the entire possession.
This is a simple backdoor basketball play, but it is all up to the cutter to be able to read their defender and then sell the move.
This fake handoff basketball play will take advantage of the wing defender being over aggressive on the handoff action, and cut backdoor for the finish.
This backdoor play is going to use the defenders over aggressiveness against themselves by cutting backdoor on a flare screen action.
This high post entry backdoor basketball play is all about spacing and selling the hand off action. It is out of a two man game, so that means that the two players have a whole side of the floor to work with.
This backdoor counter basketball play is going to be used in a pin down situation, and it will be up to the cutter to decide to use it.
This backdoor basketball play is going to be run out of a sideline out of bounds entry pass, and is a great way to get a quick basket.
This backdoor basketball play is going to sell the shooter coming out for a shot, and then have them quickly cut backdoor for a finish.
This is a more advanced backdoor basketball play, but it is great to have a few ones in your arsenal to soften up a team that likes to over pressure.
This backdoor basketball play will have all the offensive players at or above the free throw line extended. This will remove any help defense on the cut.
This backdoor basketball play is going to be run in transition as an option to take advantage of the wing defender for being over aggressive.
This dribble drive backdoor basketball play is going to take advantage of a wing defender helping up to high and getting caught out of position.
This backdoor basketball play is going to take advantage of the defense's over aggressiveness when it comes to guarding the wings.
Backdoor basketball plays are a great way to keep the defense from over pressuring you. For this play the ball is going to go into the high post before the backdoor action happens.