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Building up Man to Man Defense [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

At Georgia Southern we start our defensive buildup with individual technique. The very first thing taught for each...... Continue

5 on 4 Scramble [ARTICLE]

by National Association of Basketball Coaches on

We use 5 on 4 Scramble with a 15-second shot clock to work on long recovery closeouts driving shooters off the arc; to alert help defenders...... Continue

Defending the Cross Screen - Screen the Screener Sets [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Focus: Execution, communication, and techniques versus cross-screen, screen-the screener sets. Procedure: When offensive teams see the defense...... Continue

Individual Defensive Rebounding Drills [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Hit-Go Technique: Use the hit-go technique to stop your opponent's path to the rebound by striking them with a forearm to the chest. As soon as...... Continue

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

One of my favorite defenses in basketball is the 2-1-2 zone. I often call it "X" because of how the players set up. If it's done well, it makes it very difficult for an opposing team to score...... Continue

Defensive Recovery and Transition Drills [ARTICLE]

by NABC on

We have all heard the phrase, "defense wins championships." if that is the case then it makes sense to spend the needed time doing drills that are going to work on individual and team defensive...... Continue

Defending Cross Screens [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

The cross screen occurs when a small guard screens for a big center or power forward low on opposite blocks. Both NBA finalists used this offensive set: Miami had Bibby screening for James, and Dallas had Kidd and others screening...... Continue

10 Keys to Setting and Defending Screens [ARTICLE]

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The goal of any good offense is to constantly look for ways to put the defense in a disadvantage situation where decisions have to be made. One of the easiest ways to quickly get an advantage, or a 2 on 1 situation is by setting a...... Continue

Defending the Post [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Focus: Keeping the ball out of the middle while defending the high post. Procedure: Players begin five on five on the half court. Follow these steps: 1. A coach or one of the guards begins the drill by passing to either 03 or 04, both of whom a... Continue

10 Keys to Team Defense [ARTICLE]

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1. Communication: Communicate on Defense – Talk through exchanges and offensive actions. – Discourage the offense with loud communication. – Stay engaged the entire play with communication....... Continue

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