(Rental)-Ball Screen Defense Within The Pack Line
Pack Line Ball Screen Defense
Ball screen offense has become the go-to system for basketball programs at almost every level. As a result, teams must be able to defend ball screens and all the associated actions. Arizona head coach Sean Miller, a three-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, shows you how to establish an easy system that can effectively shut down any ball screen you will face.
Coach Miller starts from the ground up and uses on-court demonstration to show you exactly how it is done. Starting with closeouts, Miller progresses to a help defense that defends ball screens in any defensive scheme that is run.
Good man-to-man defense starts with being tough on the ball. Coach Miller demonstrates for you three variations of the Vegas Closeouts Drill. You will see how players increase pressure on the ball and handle fakes without giving up an advantage. Two variations of the drill teach players how to stunt and recover against dribble penetration.
Side Ball Screens
On side ball screens, Coach Miller uses a “jump” technique to stop the ball. It’s similar to a hard hedge as it prevents the ball handler from turning the corner. It also allows the on-ball defender to get over top of the screen and prevent the other defender from fouling. The “jump” technique also helps defenders disrupt the pick and roll as Miller demonstrates. You will also see how to communicate ball screen coverages even in loud-game scenarios.
Middle Ball Screens
To defend ball screens in the middle of the floor, Coach Miller shows you several defensive concepts. One is the “plug” technique which allows the defender guarding the screener to help and take away a ball handler’s ability to shoot a 3-pointer while still recovering to the screener. You will also see how you can use the “jump” tactic to these types of screens. Miller also employs the “weak” strategy where defenders force a dribbler toward help against flat ball screens.
Pack Line Defense Ball Screen Breakdown Drills
The success of any defense comes down to the quality of the drills used to reinforce the concepts. Coach Miller shows you three drills he uses to defend multiple ball screens.
- 2-on-2 Ball Screen Defense Drill: Teaches the on-ball and screener’s defenders to defend sideline, middle, and step-up ball screens.
- 3-on-3 Ball Screen Defense Drill: Teaches defenders how to help on middle ball screens with a roll and replace and a sideline pick and pop using an “X” technique
- Van Gundy Ball Screen Drill: Teaches teams to defend multiple ball screens in one possession in a 5-on-5 situation.
Coach Miller’s success speaks for itself and part of it is because of the defense Arizona plays. Use Miller’s principles and concepts to develop a consistent approach to defending and conquering ball screens. Rent this ball screen pack line defense DVD today.
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