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Offensive Stratagies

Triple Stagger

One of the more popular set plays for a team that has good perimeter shooters is a triple stagger play.


This is a simple set out of a 3 Out 2 In alignment.  It has basic movement that includes a shuffle cut and back screen action.

Elbow Isolation

 Isolation plays should be a part of elite team's offensive package.  Isolation plays can be used to take advantage of mismatches or to attack a defender who is in foul trouble.


This is a set from Washington State.  After coming off O4's down screen, O2 receives a pass from O1.  O3 starts to clear the side of the floor.



This set play, from the Cuban Women's National Team, uses a pick and roll and roll and rise action. 

Up and Down Action

Many teams find staggered screens difficult to defend because of the number of defenders involved in the play.  Here is example of an "up and down" action by a post player to create a staggered screen.  The video clip attached is from the Canadian Women's National Team's 4 Out-1 In Motion Offence.