(Rental)-3-2 Zone Defense
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Following the constant-changing trends in the game of basket ball, coaches and teams are developing new strategies every passing year and one of the most popular of these strategies in recent games is the use of the ball screen in nearly every offensive set. The ball screen kicks off dribble penetration to the middle of the floor but it is a difficult technique to defend since it requires excellent communication, quick decision-making and exceptional effort to bring about success. Working with on-court players, Tim Jankovich will move you through the fundamentals of the 3-2 zone defense; a defense designed to negate dribble penetration by shoring up the middle of the paint and forcing passes to be made to the wings and corners.
Coach Jankovich outlined every aspect of the 3-2 zone, starting with the qualities required of a team wishing to adopt this defensive approach.
By the end of this course, you would have learned the secrets of the 3-2 zone defense and different ways to make the most use of it.
Coach Jankovich positioned the three defenders along the front line of the zone and pointed the responsibilities and rotational patterns of each defender depending on the positions of the ball. Jankovich also discussed the "accordion effect", and illustrated other ways by which front three must interact with each other so as to shut down dribble penetration. You are going to find out the number one responsibility of the middle-man and how to efficiently defend the high post.
Coach Jankovich aligned the back line and also discussed the "connected by a string" analogy as it concerns the two post defenders. He demonstrated the three approaches for crafting havoc once the ball enters the low post, and the benefit of the "sprint in faster than sprint out" ideology as it affects the defensive corner close-outs.
Understand the different easy alignments usable by an offense while attacking the zone and different ways of putting up a defense. He also touched all the divers’ offensive schemes which include: the strong side overload, baseline runner, and all those designed to target corner 3-point attempts in the this DVD. The defensive tactics demonstrated in the lesson are Corner traps (with a weak-side "Flyer") and denying the ball reversal out of the corner. The defensive counter to a 2-guard offensive attack was also touched by showcasing an all-out trap at half court with all five members of the zone sprinting to their designated coverage areas.
Follow this lesson to the end and learn the 3-2 zone defense which is one of the toughest defenses that your opponents will face with its ability to shut down dribble penetration, force outside jump shots, and guard against easy looks into the post. With that, you will be able to implement the 3-2 half-court zone defense this season and stifle the opposition's game plan!