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How to Beat a 2-3 and 3-2 Zone Defenses
Want to know How to Beat a 2-3 Zone ? Legendary North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell teaches you how to dissect and pick apart zone defenses in this video. You will learn Coach Hatchell’s 12 concepts and rules that form the basis of her zone offense as well as 11 different offensive sets that you can use against either a 2-3 or 3-2 zone defense.
Coach Hatchell’s accomplishments are many:
- Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame (2013)
- Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2004)
- 1994 National Champions
- 3x NCAA Final Four
- 1,000-plus career wins (fourth in NCAA women’s history)
- National championships at three levels (NCAA, NAIA, AIAW)
Zone Concepts - Learn How to Beat a 2-3 Zone
Coach Hatchell shows her team’s basic offensive shell and a number of concepts that she uses to beat any type of zone defense. She begins with over 12 different concepts that can be used against a 2-3, 3-2, or anything an opponent can throw at you. The presentation continues with Coach Hatchell revealing her continuity system that allows her players to play to their strengths. You will see a number of set plays that allow scoring opportunities from both inside and outside the paint. You will learn that each player has a defined role within the system and those roles are designed to maximize the efficiency of the offense.
Attacking Zone Defenses
With the offensive shell in place, Hatchell then dives into zone entries and how to get the ball moving both inside to the post and around the perimeter. She reviews a number of different sets each designed to keep offensive players moving continuously in an effort to get high quality, high percentage shots.
You also get a glimpse of Hatchell’s playbook as she breaks out 10 of her best zone plays. They are simply yet effective and can be incorporated easily into your system. If run correctly, these plays can create a wealth of scoring opportunities for your players.
Finally, Coach Hatchell gives you some of her favorite out of bounds plays, including one that Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni calls ‘one of the best plays I’ve ever seen.’ If you are looking for an easy way to beat zone defenses, Coach Hatchell’s 66-minute video is as complete a video on zone offense as you will find. Rent How to Beat a 2-3 Zone Defense today.
Read our 2-3 Zone Defense Guide here.