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Basketball Defenses

There are many basketball defenses to choose from when it comes to deciding your defensive approach for a game. Factors such as personnel, opponent, and game time situations play a big role in what may be the best option for your team. Our Basketball Defenses Guide will help you learn everything you need to know about defensive strategy and give you DVDs to rent as more tools to becoming a defensive expert. By the time you finish reading, you'll have your defensive game plan re

Posted by Chris Hungerford on Feb 04, 2019

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1-2-2 Zone Defense Guide

1-2-2 Zone Defense A zone defense can be exactly what a team needs to neutralize their opponent. Changing from a man-to-man defense to zone means players focus on guarding a specific area of the court rather than a specific player. The goal of a zone defense is to disrupt the offense and force them out of their game plan. Some teams may play a zone defense the entire game while others may implement it for a single possession to cause chaos on the defensive

Posted by Coach Chris on Jan 24, 2019

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Switch Up Your Defense with a 3-2 Zone

3-2 Zone Defense A zone defense can be exactly what a team needs to neutralize their opponent on the offensive end. Changing from a man-to-man defense to zone means players focus on guarding a specific area of the court rather than a specific player. The goal of a zone defense is to disrupt the offense and force them out of their game plan. Some teams may play a zone defense the entire game while others may implement it for a single possession to cause cha

Posted by Coach Chris on Jan 01, 2019

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How to make your 2-3 zone more dynamic? Use Alan Marshall's tips and force your opponents make Turnovers

The 2-3 zone can be effective defense, but it lacks  the on ball pressure because it was constructed with the means to guard the space rather then the player. If you want to play this style of defense, but to implement some surprise factor in it, this is how should it be done. First, lets see how should your players be positioned in a classic 2-3 setup. Every player has the area witch is his responsibility. When the ball goes to one of the sides, 2 of the players

Posted by Coach Chris on Mar 14, 2018

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Having trouble playing 2-3 zone defense? Use Alan Marshall's tips and make it Impenetrable

When you are playing 2 -3 zone defense, the offense will try to  overload you by attacking 1 defensive player with 2 offensive ones. This means that your weak side defenders will often have to guard multiple threats. Let us analyze how should the front line and the back line players cover their position the right way. If the ball goes on the side, the front line defender will cover the ball, and the other guard will need to cover the high post player (Power Forward) and the Point G

Posted by Coach Chris on Mar 14, 2018

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