Your players will constantly be in motion and always looking for open teammates to create easy scoring opportunities. This constant movement and the use of a wide variety of basketball skills and fundamentals, make these simple youth basketball plays very difficult to defend.
These simple basketball plays are designed to create multiple scoring opportunities and high percentage shots. This is accomplished by giving your players more than one option on the play. By having multiple options and scoring opportunities, it becomes more difficult for the defense to stop these basketball plays and prevent you from scoring.
The easy basketball plays listed below will work well at any level of competition, as long as the players have the skills and fundamentals to execute them. For younger players, you may need to make some modifications, but for the most part, these basketball plays will work well for all ages.
Below I've listed eight basic basketball plays for you to use. Click any of the links to learn more about each of these simple and effective plays.
Also, I encourage you to select names for each of these basketball plays. I usually name my plays after a college basketball team, such as Duke, Michigan or Syracuse. You decide what fits your team best, but make it something your players can relate to and remember.
Simple Youth Basketball Play 1
Simple Youth Basketball Play 2
Simple Youth Basketball Play 3
Simple Youth Basketball Play 4
Simple Youth Basketball Play 5
Simple Youth Basketball Play 6
Last Second Shot 1
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|*Special Note* - My coaching philosophy has always been that younger players should have a solid foundation of basketball skills and fundamentals before implementing any of these basketball plays. Your players need to be fundamentally sound in all areas of offense before they can be expected to run any of these plays successfully. |
This means they should be able to dribble, pass, screen, cut and shoot effectively before they can run any of these youth basketball plays. Without these skills, they'll have a difficult time executing the plays and will become frustrated with their lack of success.
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