(Rental)-Bo Ryan's 1-2-1-1 Press & Press Attack
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1-2-1-1 Press and Press Attack
Former University of Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan was well-known for having teams that could apply pressure on defense and that could break pressure on offense. Ryan, a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame, led his 2014 and 2015 teams to back-to-back trips to the Final Four. In this video, Coach Ryan breaks down his full-court diamond press and how to beat pressure with strategies that will get the ball safely into your half-court offense.
Coach Ryan offers several reasons why teams would want to play an aggressive style of full-court pressure defense. The diamond press is Ryan’s signature and an easy way to get quick turnovers early in a possession.
Ryan goes through how to position players on your team so they are playing a spot in the press that suits their strengths. You will see the various trap opportunities available depending upon where the ball is inbounded. Ryan shows you how to adjust the press based upon the scouting of an opponent as well as how to increase the aggressiveness of the defense by chasing opponents into second traps in the same possession.
Beating Pressure Defense
Coach Ryan is a master at protecting the basketball especially when his teams are under pressure. Learn how he beats pressure by teaching the inbounder’s thought process. You will see how to look up the floor to throw the deep pass and beat the defense quickly.
Coach Ryan lays out his press break showing you the progression of options and the thought process of the inbounder. “Z the Court” is a concept that helps players keep proper spacing and it maximizes the number of receiver options for advance passes. If you have an exceptionally tall player, Ryan shows you how to take advantage of that size.
This video is a great way to learn how to both apply pressure on defense and how to break it when on offense, and it comes from one of the best college basketball coaches of all-time.