(Rental)-Ed Dechellis: 1--3--1 Extended Half Court Zone
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Playing the 1-3-1 zone defense is a great way to get rid of your opponent's best player. You can also move other players in defense. A player must be athletic and able to finish at the opposite end of the 1-3-1 zone. The back position is best for a point guard-type player. He covers a wide area from corner to corner, and must be a good communicator. The 3-man covers the left side, from wing block to wing. The best rebounder is the 4-man. He starts on the left wing. The 5-man is the best rebounder and sets up at the line of free throws. His coverage starts from the top of the key block. This defense must discourage the offensive from passing the ball. DeChellis reduces the zone by placing the ball in different places on the floor. To fine-tune the defense, drills are provided. DeChellis describes the 1-3-1 zone as a "high risk, high reward attack" which can quickly change the pace and leave athletic opponents tired.
69 minutes. 2007