Full-Court Press

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Full Court Press Basketball Defense will be either a zone or man to man press. A zone press is where players guard an area of the court and anyone in their area. A full court man to man press each defender will stick with the man they are guarding.

Zone presses tend to be easier to setup and run for players since they are assigned an area of the court along with certain responsibilities. Common zone presses are the 2-2-1, 1-3-1, 1-2-1-1 (aka the Diamond).

The 1-2-1-1 or diamond full court basketball press is the most aggressive zone press as teams will usually try to trap the ball in the corner as it’s inbounded. It’s best to run this press if you have quick and fast players. This press can force teams to commit multiple and quick turnovers giving up points in bunches. A good 1-2-1-1 press can change a game quickly.

The 2-2-1 zone press is common as it’s usually not as aggressive as the 1-2-1-1 so teams feel safer in this press and are less likely to give up easy scores. The goal of the 2-2-1 is to slow teams down and try to trap them up the sideline. They invite the player with the ball to dribble up the sideline because it looks like it’s open and then they pounce.

Man to Man Full Court Press Basketball DVDs

Man to Man Full Court Press Basketball Defense is typically either straight man to man defensive principles with players looking to leave their man and trap the basketball when the player with the ball turns their back to them. The dribbler can’t see the players coming from their blindside and this is where this press is effective in addition to just putting lots of pressure on the ball.

The Run and Jump press is an advanced man to man full court press that will take longer for players to learn but the extra work is worth the effort. In the Run and Jump teams still use man principles but in one action players will leave their man (Run) and replace the player guarding the ball who will go guard that player (Jump).

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