(Rental)-Snow Valley Basketball: Individual Defense
Basketball Defense Drills: Individual Defense Development
The Snow Valley Basketball Camp is one of the best in the nation. The camp’s focus is on helping players develop the individual basketball skills necessary to excel in the game. Each camp features a number of experienced high school, college, and professional coaches who are selected because of their ability to teach the game.
In this video, former NCAA and NBA coach Tates Locke takes you through five intense defensive sessions from the camp. Stance, jumping to the ball, defending the pick and roll, and defensive transition are areas all addressed by Coach Locke.
Coach Locke puts players through basic defensive drills that all start with the feet. The most important weapon you have on defense is your feet and it all begins with the proper defensive stance.
On-Ball Defense: Ball & Wings
You will learn how to defend the ball as soon as your man receives it. Coach Locke teaches players how to transition from guarding a man without the ball to a man with the ball. You will see 1-on-1, 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills to teach these essential concepts.
Players must learn how to shut down their man when they don’t have the ball. Coach Locke shows you his five core responsibilities to make you an effective off-ball player. These include contesting screens, defending the flasher, and defending the wing to wing action.
Defending the Screen & Roll
Locke teaches show and recover techniques to prevent mismatches and force the ball to reverse or be picked up. He reinforces ball-side/help-side recognition using variations of the Shell Drill. The shell drills work on communication and the ball-you-man triangle to keep the offense in check.
This is one of the most difficult parts of the game. Coach Locke puts players through a series of drills that teach communication, sprint to help, recover, and stop penetration and block out. The drills come in 2-on-1, 3-on-3, and 3-on-2 formats. They build to a 5-on-5 drill that emphasizes sprinting back on defense.
Coach Locke provides all his players the critical fundamentals needed to become a great defender. Learn the secrets of lockdown defense today! Rent this basketball defense drills DVD today.