Pin down basketball plays usually involve a post player setting a screen off the ball for a shooter or a wing player to get open for a scoring opportunity, although sometimes a wing can set a down screen for a post player. When playing against a very aggressive defense pin down screens can be used simply to get a catch and get into the offense.
As a basketball coach there are three important keys to running a good pin down play that you need to emphasize to your players.
First, the player using the screen must set their man up, and then read the defender when they use the screen. The reason why they must do this is because the defensive player may guard the screen several different ways. There are several different basketball shooting drills that we offer to work on these types of cuts.
Secondly, the person setting the screen needs to head hunt and set a great legal screen. After that they will open up to the ball and be an offensive threat. This will allow them to make the defense pay for over helping on the down screen.
Lastly, the basketball needs to get there when the player comes off the screen. If the player has to wait on the ball, then the defender is going to have time to recover.
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This down screen play is run by the Boston Celtics and it is designed to have the shooter set a screen and then receive a screen for a shot.
This Boston Celtics play is not very complicated, but it is going to allow the offensive cutter to read the defender and make a play.
This triple screen play is designed to get a shooter an open catch and shoot shot, or to hit a rolling big man if their defender over helps.
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 ball screen play is going to start out with a down screen play to help get an advantage on the ball screen for the ball handler.
This single double play is designed to have multiple screening actions in a row which will hopefully cause the defense breakdown.
This post iso play is going to start with a down screen action, and before the defense can realize it the player will duck in hard for a deep catch.
This is a pretty good pin down play because it comes with a counter to take advantage of the defense for trying to cheat the play.
This Chicago Bulls play is going to sell the post up action, but is really designed to get a 3 pointer on the quick counter action.
This basketball play has two consecutive UCLA screens with a pin down screen on the opposite side.
This play is going to start out with a UCLA cut and then is going to be followed up with several other screening options.
This is a simple down screen play designed to get the shooter a clean looking shot at the basket.
This Duke pin down play is designed to give the shooter a screen to use to help get them some separation from the defender.
This pin down handoff play is almost like a double pin down screen, and it is designed to get a shooter space to get their shot off.
This is a great pin down play to run for a shooter, and it also uses some misdirection to help the player get even more open.
This pinball action play is going to allow the shooter to use multiple screens in a row until they can find an opening to get a qulity shot.
This is a really good transition basketball play because there are multiple options for the ball handler to choose from and also you eliminate all of the help defense.
A good ball screen basketball play creates a two man game while taking away the weak side help by running some kind of weak side action.
This Golden State Warriors play is going to work on getting a quality shot from a sideline out of bounds basketball play.
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 Golden State Warriors down screen play is going to involve multiple screens to help get the shooter open for a quality shot.
This double screen play is going to be set up by a pin down screen and a UCLA cut before the shooter comes off the double screen for the shot.
This flare screen rescreen play is great for executing multiple screens in a row, and hopefully ending up with a quality shot.
This is a great pin down play run out of a sideline out of bounds entry. They key is setting good screens and being able to read the defense.
This double screen play is going to also involve a ball screen on the opposite side of the floor as well. It will help to create space for the offense.
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.
The goal of this Houston Rockets double screen play is to get one of your better shooters a shot off of double screen action.
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.
The goal of this double screen play is to get one of your better shooters a quality shot off of the double screen action.
The pin down slip play is going to take advantage of the defender over helping on the pin down action.
This double screen play is going to get one of your better shooters a shot at the top of the key after setting their defender up and using the screen.
This handoff double screen play is going to get all five players involved at the same time, and keep the defense from being able to help.
This pin down counter play is going to leave the cut up to the offensive player, and it will be determined by how the defense is guarding them.
This flare screen play is going to first have a pin down action to set it up and draw the defenses attention.
This pin down play is going to put the post defender in a difficult situation, and force them to guard two consecutive actions.
This handoff play is also going to incorporate a pin down action. Hopefully with both of these actions the shooter will be able to get open for a shot.
This double screen play is designed to get one of your better players the ball on a cleared out side of the floor so they can go one on one.
This backdoor counter play is going to be used in a pin down situation, and it will be up to the cutter to decide to use it.
The sideline out of bounds back screen down screen basketball play is a good because it gets right into the offense as soon as the ball is passed in.
This Houston Rockets sideline out of bounds double screen handoff play is going to get the basketball in and then then go right into to the offense.
This sideline out of bounds basketball play is perfect if the clock is under 3-4 seconds and you need to get a quick shot off.
This sideline out of bounds double screen play is going to inbound the ball to the high post and then immediately set a double screen for a shooter.
This triple screen single screen play is going to be run for a shooter that makes the defense have to respect them on the cut.
This double screen play can be very effective if your players are willing to set good screens for each other, and the timing is there.
This LA Clippers play is designed to allow a shooter to run off of multiple screens in a row to help get them open for a catch and shoot shot. It is a great set play to run for a shooter.
This is a pretty simple pin down basketball play but it works well because the guard is setting a down screen for the post player to get a shot at the elbow
The goal of this basketball play is to get a deep catch for the post player, and the way that this is going to happen is to have the post player first set a good down screen.
This is a really good basketball play because you have multiple actions going on at the same time and there is no defenders that can sit in the paint and help out on the ball screen action.
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 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.
The goal of this pin down play is to get the defensive big man trailing the play from the ball screen that they are out of position on the pin down screen.
This box set basketball play can be run against a man to man defense or a zone defense. It is important that the players screen a man and not an area.
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.
The goal of this screen play is to have the offensive players continue to set different screen for each other until the defense breaks down.
The twirl action play is going to have multiple cutters and needs a great screener. If run the right way, it should end up in a good look.
This play is going to involve a double screen action followed up by a UCLA cut. The offense must screen for each other and cut hard for this play to work.
The deeper that the post man catches the ball in this post up play the better chance he/she will have to score the basketball.
This double screen play is going to start with some misdirection, but the ultimate goal is to get the shooter a good look.
This pin down play is going to involve action on both sides of the floor to keep the defense from being able to help on the pin down screen.
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 play is going to involve two ball screen plays back to back, and also a pin down action as well.
This ball screen play is going to make the defensive big man navigate several screens and then bring him out to defend a ball screen action.
This baseline out of bounds double screen play is going to try to get the shooter a 3 point shot on the backside of the defense.
A double screen handoff play acts pretty much like a triple screen, and is very hard for the cutters defender to keep up through.
The goal of this double screen play is to get one of your better shooters a great look at the basket off of the double pin down screening action.
This is a great basketball pin down play to run if you have a good catch and shoot basketball player and players that are willing to help him/her get open with a good screen.
For this West Virginia basketball play you are going to keep setting pin downs in the paint and try to get a high post shot for one of the players posting up on the block.
In this pin down double screen basketball play the pin down action on one side is to keep the defense from being able to help on the double screen which is happening on the other side.
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 pin down basketball play has a lot of action going on at the same time and this makes it hard for the defense to guard.
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 great college basketball play that allows you to get a quick basket within the flow of the offense. If run the right way it is a good scoring play
This pin down basketball play has a triple screen for one shooter and then a single screen out the other side for another shooter. Shooter needs to set their defender up first.