The goal of transition basketball plays is to get your team up the floor as quickly as you can, and then get right into the offense before the defense is completely set and in help position. Most defenses do a poor job of getting back into help position and communicating at the same time. Each defensive player is usually focused on getting matched up with their offensive player and they are not in help position.
For transition basketball plays to work every player needs to be running the floor, the spacing of the players running the floor needs to be good as well. If 1 or 2 players aren’t sprinting the floor then their defenders will be able to sit in the help, and the transition play most likely wont work. It is also important that your team learns to play fast, but not out of control.
Transition plays can sometimes be run after a make, but they are primarily run after a defensive stop. So it is important first that your team learns to defensive rebound in order to start the transition offense. After the rebound the ball needs to be passed out to the point guard, and the other players need to take off down the floor in their lanes. The ball handler needs to push the ball and keep their eyes up for a possible kick ahead, this will help keep the defense honest.
If there is nothing on the initial push than the offense needs to go immediately into the transition play and take advantage of the defense not being set yet. This means that all of the offensive players need to be on the same page. It is a challenge to play fast, but still under control. Don’t allow your team to throw the ball around the gym and get unforced turnovers. A lot of this responsibility falls on the basketball point guard play.
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This double screen play is going to be run in transition and is going to take advantage of the defense before they can get fully set.
This transition handoff ball screen play is going to help the offense get into a quick set before the defense can get fully set.
This transition pin down play is pretty basic, but it is going to take advantage of the defense while they are still in transition.
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.
This backdoor play is going to be run in transition as an option to take advantage of the wing defender for being over aggressive.
This transition ball screen play is going to allow your offense to get up the floor and into the offense quickly before the defense is set.
This transition ball screen play is going to allow your offense to get up the floor and get right into the offense for a quality shot.
This transition offense play is going to work on some quick hitters for your team to take advantage of in early offense.
A transition drag screen basketball play is a great way to get quick penetration, or a kick out for an open shot or re-drive.
This transition ball screen play is going to be good for getting a quality shot for the ball handler, but only works if everyone is sprinting the floor.
This transition ball screen play is going to use a ball screen to get the ball into the paint for a finish or to set up a teammate.
This is a pretty simple transition basketball play, but it takes timing and every player getting out in transition for it to work.
This transition ball screen basketball play will help your offense get up the floor quickly and get some easy baskets. The key is having every player sprint
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