Last Second Play - Don't Enter The Game Without 1 -

Last Second Play – Don’t Enter The Game Without 1

All coaches know they will need that one play to put them over the top and in the win column during the last seconds of a game. Don’t be the coach who forgot to practice a last second heroic full court play and hope your players understand what you drew up in your last 30 second timeout.

Print it.

Draw it.

Screen shot it.

Just remember to practice it before it’s too late.

In this last second full court play you’ll need to sell the short ball first and than go long.

  • players 1, 2, and 3 all line up at half court and start going back to the ball
  • after two to three steps they turn around and run to the far end
  • player 5 starts as the long option and than sprints to the top of the key
  • player 4 throws the ball to player 5
  • depending on the time player 5 can shoot the ball or look to pass to a wing
  • do this play with 10 seconds, 7 seconds, 4 seconds, and 2 seconds so your players get a feel for how much time they have to make a pass, dribble, shot fake, etc. before the buzzer sounds


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About the Author Matt Dennis

Coach Matt Dennis is the current boys basketball coach at Otsego H.S. in Otsego, MI. His goal is to create a winning basketball program from top to bottom. He enjoys working with coaches and helping them find more success in less time just as he's done in his coaching career. You can learn more about Coach and his journey by clicking here .