(Rental)-Variations & Adjustments Out Of The 2-3 Zone
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2-3 Zone Adjustments & Variations
In over four decades of coaching, Alan Marshall has probably forgotten more about the 2-3 zone defense than most coaches remember. The former head coach at Cascade HS in Iowa, Marshall won 738 career games, third-most in Iowa state history. His 2016 team was the Iowa class 2A runner-up and he has won the state’s Coach of the Year award three times. His teams are known for their defense. In seven of 11 seasons between 2006 and 2016, Marshall’s teams led the entire state in defensive scoring average.
In this 2-3 Zone Adjustments video, Coach Marshall shares his knowledge of the 2-3 zone to help you prepare for the most common methods of attack. In addition, Marshall offers up adjustments to the zone and how you can extend it into full court pressure.
Defending Common Situations
Using a combination of whiteboard lecture and on-court demonstration, Coach Marshall helps you prepare for the various attacks that your 2-3 zone will see over the course of a season. Marshall will discuss high post flashes, point guard penetration, skip passes, and more. For each attack, Coach Marshall teaches you how to adjust the defense to stop your opponent from scoring.
Full Court Pressure
The beauty of Marshall’s defense is it can be stretched to the full court. This can help take time off the shot clock and pressure offenses into turnovers. You will see how you can vary the full court pressure to confuse opponents using the 2-2-1, 1-3-1, or man-to-man full court presses. Marshall includes how you can add double teams to your half-court 2-3 zone. These traps are a great way to surprise an opponent into forcing a turnover.
Shut Down the Opponent’s Best Player
There are instances when a defense needs to take away an opponent’s star player. Coach Marshall shows you how to do so with a chaser. The defense can take away shooters, post players, and others. You will learn how to shift from a diamond alignment to a box to keep the offense guessing. This type of defense is great late in a season or for use against a team you have already played.
Coach Marshall’s 102-minute video is full of special situations your defense will encounter. Whether you are a 2-3 team or not, Coach Marshall can help you craft a defense that can excel in any situation. Rent this 2-3 Zone adjustments DVD today.
Read our 2-3 Zone Defense Guide here.