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2-3 FLIP-FLOP ZONE DEFENSE
The 2-3 done defense is a defensive technique that provides the following lessons to players to improve their defensive role in the team.
The 2-3 zone defense teaches players what they need to do to keep the ball out of paint and increase the ball pressure.
Learning the 2-3 zone defense will provide players with the needed skills to be able to take away the vulnerable high posts of their opponents.
With the 2-3 zone defense, your players will be able to shut down all dribble penetration.
You will also learn how to disrupt ball screens aggressively, disrupt your opponent’s offense, post feeds, and weak side flashes.
The flip-flop rotation which allows players to interchange and recover several spots on the floor is actually key to the 2-3 zone defense. This type of defense involves the guard responsibilities as well as rotations, the forward’s rotation and responsibilities, and the live 5-on-5.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GUARD
The two guards (one high and the other at the high post) are responsible for starting the 2-3 zone defense. When both players adopt the flip-flop philosophy, they can eliminate perimeter penetration effectively. This defense teaches players how to rotate so that they can apply ball pressure & deny the high post at every point with player movement, ball movement, changing alignments along the perimeter. Run and jump principle can help to disrupt ball screens as well as a blow-by to properly eliminate dribble penetrations. The purpose of the rotation is for the two guards to keep the pressure on the ball and allow the defense to protect the paint. In cases where guards need to double team a player, you can also teach your players to defend low posts.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FORWARD
Using the flip-flop principle for the 2-3 zone defense, your players will be able to cover the wing, the corner, the low post, and the short comer which is the most dangerous spot for a zone. You can teach your players to double the defense whenever the low post player possesses the ball in the paint. With this technique, the backline defenders will be able to cooperate together to prevent the post from ever gaining possession of the ball and at the same time, extending their coverage by putting pressure on the ball at the wing, and at the corner locations. This defense also teaches how players can guard flashes and help with post-defense at the ball side by using the weak side defenders. These rotations provide your team with the needed structure to effectively crowd the paint and put star post players on a lockdown. This defensive technique or drill covers several details of the defense such as where a defender lines up when he discovers that the ball is on the wing. It also covers all possible situations that the zone defense faces.
Indeed, the 2-3 zone defense is a drill that effectively prevents the ball from touching the paint while giving your players room to turn up the pressure at the same time.