Center Stack for Bigs

BLOB Sets / Youth Basketball / Share

It’s easy to forget that youth basketball players are learning so much about the game all the time. Things that are obvious to us may be new to them.

Same goes for out of bounds plays.

Today, we’ll show you a super simple one that you can use to set up your bigs for an easy bucket. We call it the “center stack”, but it follows the classic stack setup. Check out the video above for an in-depth look.

The goal of this BLOB set is to get your center a layup. We do this by clearing out the middle, and letting your big roll in.

Here’s a step-by-step overview:


  1. Have your team line up in the stack set (i.e. all in a straight line).
  2. Put your two quicker guards in the first and second spot.
  3. Have your big be in the third spot.
  4. Have the remaining player take the last spot.
  5. Be sure to choose your best passer to inbound the ball.


  1. The first guard goes out left to the three point line.
  2. At the same time, the second guard goes right to the other side of lane.
  3. Once the guards clear out, your big goes down to the block for their look.
  4. The last player is your emergency outlet. We usually send them out to the three point line above them.

Start a free trial today.

Prep your team and coaching staff. The easiest way to share basketball plays on the market for iOS, iPadOS and macOS.