(Rental)-Bill Self Open Practice: Zone Offense

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    How to Beat Zone Defense in Basketball with Bill Self

    Learn how to beat the 2-3, 3-2, and 1-3-1 zones as well as zone presses in this video from one of college basketball’s great coaches, Bill Self of Kansas. Self has over 650 wins and has won 14 straight Big 12 regular season championships at Kansas. His 2008 team won the national title and Self has already been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In this video, Self provides you with proven strategies to defeat zone defenses and zone presses.

    Coach Self shares two zone offenses that are designed to create scoring opportunities. He also provides several counters that can help make the offenses unstoppable. Self’s philosophy is to force defenses to play four defenders on three offensive players. This creates confusion and can result in open shots for the offense.

    How to Beat Zone Defense in Basketball with “Stationary” Zone Offense

    This zone offense is based on the idea of quick movement. Coach Self emphasizes movement to open up scoring opportunities in the post as well as utilizing the short corner to stretch the defense. Coach Self introduces the idea of “hot potato” to demonstrate how to move the ball quickly against a 2-3 zone. In “Stationary” Coach Self shows you how to find gaps within the zone so your players can score around the rim or take a quick 3-point shot.

    “Slash” Zone Offense

    “Slash” is Coach Self’s answer to odd front defenses like the 1-3-1 and 3-2. It is a more intricate offensive strategy that uses three cutters to fill four open spots along the perimeter. There are primary cutters and secondary cutters that both use the lane to create an element of surprise against the defense. You will see 5-on-5 demonstrations to learn how to expose the weaknesses of all zone defenses.

    Press Break vs Zone Defense

    In the final segment of the how to beat zone defense in basketball video, Coach Self shows you how his teams break a zone press. It is simple enough that any team can use it against any form of zone press. The press break begins with dissecting the opponent’s pressure by taking advantage of the middle of the floor. Doing so successfully can lead to layup after layup in the open court.

    This 94-minute DVD is a great addition to any collection especially those looking for a zone offense that takes advantage of an opponent’s weaknesses. Rent this How to Beat Zone Defense in Basketball DVD today.

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