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10 Keys to Setting and Defending Screens [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

The goal of any good offense is to constantly look for ways to put the defense in a disadvantage situation where decisions have to be made. One of the easiest ways to quickly get an advantage, or a 2 on 1 situation is by setting a...... Continue

Defending Middle Pick-and-Rolls [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

The middle pick-and-roll is difficult to defend because the screener is typically a big man who screens and then rolls to the basket. Alternatively, the big man may be a good perimeter shooter who pops out for the medium-range jumper. Defending...... Continue

Limiting Fast Break Opportunities [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

When playing defense, limiting fast break opportunities for the offense can have a major impact on the game successful fast breaks can lead to quick and easy shots. The defensive transition against the fast break should be organized in such a way...... Continue

Coaching Defensive Basketball – How to Stop a Dominant Post Scorer [ARTICLE]

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One problem has plagued coaches for years – how do you defend size without size? And there is only one answer – with a double team. If you don’t have the height to defend a dynamic post scorer, you have to use the speed and mobility of your...... Continue

Defensive Recovery and Transition Drills [ARTICLE]

by NABC on

We have all heard the phrase, "defense wins championships." if that is the case then it makes sense to spend the needed time doing drills that are going to work on individual and team defensive...... Continue

3 Perimeter Basketball Drills for Guards [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

As a guard, your three most important skills are ball-handling, shooting and playing defense. Perimeter players who consistently get to where they want on the floor, put the ball in the basket and prevent their opponents from scoring are in high...... Continue

Defending the Post [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Focus: Keeping the ball out of the middle while defending the high post. Procedure: Players begin five on five on the half court. Follow these steps: 1. A coach or one of the guards begins the drill by passing to either 03 or 04, both of whom a... Continue

Forcing Shooters Out of Position [ARTICLE]

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A team's defensive strategy should focus on not allowing shooters to catch the ball in a position where they can make a good shot attempt. If the defense can successfully prevent the offensive players from taking good shots by forcing them out of...... Continue

Taking a Charge [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

An offensive charging foul occurs when a defensive player establishes good defensive position and contact is initiated by the offensive player. Typically, a charge happens when a defender is guarding a dribbler going to the basket and the defender...... Continue

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