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Andy Landers Zone Offense Andy Landers Zone Offense Freeze Zone Offense
Defensive Responsibilities (Diagram1)• Top defenders cover freethrow line
extended up to the center• Baseline wing defenders, ft line extended
down, and into the lane.
Freeze (Diagram 2)Positions – 1 – in the gap between the top two defenders2,3 – Free throw line extended4,5 – Midpost area (in the gap between top and bottom defenders).• Designed to move/distort the defense• Forces the zone to defend in ways that
they are not accustom. • Opens gaps to attackGoals – 1. Force the back defenders to guard up2. Force the top defenders to guard down.
Primary entry – Diagram3• Point guard needs to look to attack the
top gap and force one of those defenders to collapse.
• If they don’t collapse, don’t settle for being inside the gap GET THRU the gap
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On the reversal – Diagram4• When the point guard is reversing the
ball, she needs to think about how she can freeze one of the top defenders.
o Forces backside guy to guard up.
Once the ball is reversed – Diagram5• The weak side forward must watch to see
which strong side defender takes the ball.o If top defender goes, then flash
highpost.o If bottom defender goes, then cut
to the short corner
When one forward goes to the short corner, the posting forward slides up the lane one step and square to the backboard.* Pass to one another forehead to forehead against the zone
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Breakdown Drill – • Defense guards the post closest to the ball,
or guard to the post with the ball.• Offensive posts imagine baseline or top
defenders checking the ball and react.• Once they catch the ball, their partner must
react.o Short corner cut – Step upo High post flash – Step down
• Defender is supposed to be the middle of the zone.
Low/High pass• Anytime the short corner passes to the high
post, she cuts backdoor to the basket.* High post can/should shot fake before they pass back.** When the ball goes inside, the permiter players should go to the open spots (where they ain’t).*** On the short corner catch – weakside wing goes baseline drift.
Skip Pass • Anytime the ball is skipped, forwards seal
out.o They should also look to exchange hi/
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Wag Dribble Down - • Top man guards the wing, drag dribble him
lower.• Other perimeter players need to rotate and
create space and angles.o Lane line extended (junction
Straight Seal Game – • When the ball is reversed, seal the middle
and seal the outside.o Seal out and in.o Wings need to see weakside seal
Straight Wag Game• Adjust to who is guarding you on the wing.
o Top – Wag down and look to reverse to the quick shot
o Bottom – Wag up and look for the short corner fill.
Flash Game• Just flashes and subcuts (shortcorner)
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4 Out Zone Offense - SHAKY4 Out Zone offense – Space/Shaky• Shakes things up (hence name)• Works for all zone fronts
o Change of zone doesn’t matter• Distorts and weakens zone• Works well for trapping.
Positioning• Overload needs to be on the two guys on
top.o 4 vs. 2 – which draws up baseline
defenders.• Post is at the midpost.
4 – Out Initial Entry• Guard to wing pass and cut through.• Weakside perimeter players fill quickly.
o create passing angleso avoid being flat (no three in a row)
• On those reverse passes, look for the post trying to establish and angle.
To avoid deflections – cut passed the line of the defender to take away their gap (nothing to shoot)
Shaky – Wag Up• If the baseline defender takes the wing, then
we ‘wag’ him up.• On the wag dribble, the cutter button hooks
to the strong side corner.* Wings make it difficult for defenders to know where you are.* If corner gets the ball, midpost slide up to keep good spacing.
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Shaky – Double Cut• After Guard to wing pass (and guard cut
through), the wing can pass to the filler and then follow the guard through to the opposite corner
* Anytime we’re running the shaky cut – check when your underneath the post (could be wide open).• If they can’t get it to you, continue to the
corner.Know who you want to guard you!
* Freezing the prevents the defense from covering and recovering
* Try to get your two shooters on the same side (because they will always be the cutters).* Think about flare screen exchange for the top to ‘reverse’ players.
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