Inbounds Plays

Looking for basketball out of bounds plays? You'll find baseline inbounds plays to run against either man-to-man or zone defenses as well side out-of-bounds plays. Start browsing below or click directly to the specific type of play you are looking for.
 
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Baseline Upscreen Cross Screen Play

Baseline Upscreen Cross Screen Play

This is a simple but quite effective baseline out of bounds play you can run against a man-to-man defense. By utilizing a couple of simple screens, you create 2 possible shot opportunities -- a corner/short corner jump shot or a layup. When the official hands the basketball to O1, O3 sets an upscreen for O2 and O5 sets a cross screen for … [Read more...]

Box Pick and Roll Play

Box Pick and Roll Play

The Box Pick and Roll Play is a simple to set up and execute out of bounds play. Starting from a box formation, a pick and roll is performed in order to create an open shot opportunity. The players set up in a box formation around the lane with O3 taking the ball out of bounds. When the official hands the basketball to O3, O5 sets a diagonal … [Read more...]

Coaching Tips on Out of Bounds Plays

Jack Ramsay's Coaching Tips on Out of Bounds Plays

One of the great old basketball coaching books in my collection is Pressure Basketball by Dr. Jack Ramsay. The book, published in 1963 while Coach Ramsay was at St. Joseph's, is a top-notch coaching guide that shows how to coach and teach an aggressive style of play. There is a ton of step-by-step coverage of offense and defense but one of the … [Read more...]

High Stack Double Screen

High Stack Double Screen

The high stack is used to get the basketball into play. The low double screen and three point shot should be utilized at special times, such as to start a half or when a 3-pointer may be needed. #1 passes the basketball inbounds to #2 or #3 (in this diagram, #2 uses a screen for #3 to get open). After #1 passes, he cuts down and through to … [Read more...]

Line Play

Line Play

When the official hands the ball to #3, #2 pops out to the corner, #5 screens the middle zone defender, #4 flashes to the low block vacated by the defenders, and #1 flares deep as a safety valve. After passing, #3 enters the court to the weakside. The initial option to look for is the pass to #4. The pass should be lobbed high and away from the … [Read more...]

Lob Play or ‘3’

Lob Play or 3

When the official hands the ball to #1, #5 sets a screen for #4 for a potential lob pass in front of the basket. #5 opens up to the basketball after setting the screen. #3 sets a flare screen for #2 and then sprints across the top of the key to behind the 3-point arc for a shot.   … [Read more...]

Corner Box Play

Corner Box Play

This out of bounds play sets up with the box formation in the corner rather than in the lane. It enables a post player to 'post up' without help defense being a factor. When the official hands the basketball to #3, #5 backs defender across the lane looking for a pass. #4 v-cuts from the elbow and replaces #5 on the low block. #1 sets a … [Read more...]