Top Plays of 2015


2015 was a great year for basketball. We at FastModel Sports® were able to share more great #XsOs with our coaching community than ever before. Our amazing group of basketball coaches willing to share their knowledge and grow the game of basketball helped us create thousands of amazing plays using FastDraw®, the play diagramming software used by all U.S. professional teams, 85% of college teams, and 6,000+ high school and youth teams.

We’re excited to announce our Top 10 Plays of 2015 from the FastModel Sports Playbank, a library of over 4,000 plays and drills. If you’re a FastDraw subscriber, click on the play diagrams below to send these great plays to your FastDraw account. Don’t have FastDraw? Click here to download the a PDF Playbook of the Top 10 Plays of 2015 and learn more about FastDraw here.

#101-3-1 Zone Offense


This zone offense run by Mercyhurst Women’s Basketball is a great set against any 2-3 zone. Aspects of this zone offense include: cutters, penetration and kick, and utilizing the high post player. Play submitted by Coach Bert DeSalvo.

#9Baylor 1-4 Low Pop


This set was very popular amongst our FastDraw community in 2015. The set includes multiple screen the screener actions along with options for post entry or 3pt shot. Play submitted by FastModel Sports.

#81-4 Press Break


This is a press break you can use against a 1-2-1-1 zone press. The overload set up puts the defense in a disadvantage. Well executed, you create a 3 on 2 offense advantage with a chance for a lay-up. Many users suggested interchanging 3 and 5. FastTrade this play to your library and make it your own. Play submitted by Coach Andreas Barthel.

#7Stars Zone Offense


This zone offense is best run against an even front zone. After wing entry, the point guard cuts to the strong side corner as the 4 cuts to the high post to create an initial overload. 3 sprints hard to the nail and cuts to the top of the key for reversal as the set can be run continuous. Play submitted by Coach Matt Monroe.

#65 Out Zone Continuity Offense


This is a simple five-out zone continuity offense vs. 2-3 zone. It is designed to involve all players in short corner, high post. Good for a team with interchangeable parts. Action repeats with every ball reversal. Play submitted by Coach Randy Sherman.

#5 – Early Offense (BYU Pistol)


Early Offense Pistol Continuity with options such as inside ball screen and throwback. The initial action of dribble handoff into ball screen is extremely difficult to defend in transition and opens up a number of possibilities. Play submitted by Coach Randy Sherman.

#4 – Continuity Zone Offense – Rotation


This is 1-3-1 continuity zone offense used against a 2-3 zone defense. This rotation continuity allows an offense to keep flowing and have players cutting and move the ball side to side. As the ball is moved side to side players should look to drive gaps and score or make plays for teammates. Play submitted by Coach Daniel Murphy.

#3 – 1-3-1 Flash Zone Offense


This continuity zone offense incorporates the weakside guard flashing through the lane to get another touch. If your best player is a guard this is a nice way to get him/her an opportunity to make a play with the ball in their hands in the lane against a zone. Play submitted by Coach Bert DeSalvo.

#2 – 4 High Zone Offense


This is a fantastic zone offense that can be run at all levels. It is the perfect “First Zone Offense” to be taught at the middle school or sub varsity level with easy setup and rules.  There is also enough options that more advanced levels of basketball would see success with this offense. Play submitted by Coach Justin Scanson.

#1 – Tug Motion (Zone Offense)


The key to this zone offense is to get the baseline runner to buy in to the idea of crossing the lane on high post entry. The lane crossing action puts the back line of the zone in a difficult position as wings dive to the corner. Play submitted by Coach Justin Scanson.

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