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Seven Rules on Defending the Dribble Drive [ARTICLE]

by National Association of Basketball Coaches on

Being able to defend the dribble drive in today's game is critical for every team's success. Effectively containing the dribble will help eliminate your...... Continue

Building up Man to Man Defense [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

At Georgia Southern we start our defensive buildup with individual technique. The very first thing taught for each...... Continue

5 on 4 Scramble [ARTICLE]

by National Association of Basketball Coaches on

We use 5 on 4 Scramble with a 15-second shot clock to work on long recovery closeouts driving shooters off the arc; to alert help defenders...... Continue

Defending the Cross Screen - Screen the Screener Sets [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Focus: Execution, communication, and techniques versus cross-screen, screen-the screener sets. Procedure: When offensive teams see the defense...... Continue

Using an Off-Ball Screen [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

When executed the right way, an off-ball screen can create enough space for an offensive player to get an open shot or layup, making it a very effective... ... Continue

Dribbling - Full-Court Zig Zag Drill [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Setup: Use one basketball and one player. The player starts on the baseline with the ball. Execution: 1. The player takes two dribbles to the right...... Continue

How to Set a Perfect Basketball Screen [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

Setting a good basketball screen or "pick" is a critical, but often overlooked fundamental skill. A screen occurs when an offensive player attempts to use their...... Continue

Screening [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Screening is one of the most overlooked fundamentals, although it is a teachable maneuver that takes only work and concentration. Players can learn...... Continue

Individual Defensive Rebounding Drills [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Hit-Go Technique: Use the hit-go technique to stop your opponent's path to the rebound by striking them with a forearm to the chest. As soon as...... Continue

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

One of my favorite defenses in basketball is the 2-1-2 zone. I often call it "X" because of how the players set up. If it's done well, it makes it very difficult for an opposing team to score...... Continue