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UNC guard Marcus Paige (5) during the NCAA Basketball game between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center on February 17, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Jacob Kupferman/CSM(Credit Image: © Jacob Kupferman/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Pressure Man Tips – Playing The Cutter

Pressure Man Tips – Playing The Cutter

Denying and disrupting cutters is vital to the success of man-to-man defense. Here are some pressure man-to-man philosophies against common offensive cuts.  There are cuts which are common to nearly all man-to-man offenses – from motion offense to set plays. Rules govern the defense of these basic cuts making defensive positioning black and white for your players.

January 2, 2016: Jamall Gregory (4) of the South Carolina Gamecocks on defense in the NCAA Basketball match-up between the Memphis Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC. Scott Kinser/CSM(Credit Image: © Scott Kinser/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Individual Defense – “Bigs And Smalls”

Two individual defensive drills (“Bigs” & “Smalls”) to teach the basics of post and perimeter man-to-man defense. Success on the defensive end of the floor often comes down to winning individual match ups. But of course, defense is more complex than one-on-one. It involves individual players helping, rotating, communicating and giving effort in concert to

Jan. 12, 2015 - Florida, U.S. - Forest Hill High School basketball coach Nate Vera leads varsity  practice on Monday, January 12, 2015. ''This is my second year as coach,'' he said. ''All of our assistants are locally grown. We are all under 27. (Credit Image: © Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post/ZUMA Wire)

Turn Up The Intensity: 3-on-3 Guts

Refine your team defense, motion offense and mental toughness with this live, competitive drill: 3-on-3 Guts. Basketball teams across the country at all levels are getting back into the gym for preseason workouts soon. Early season practices feature a lot of “install” and team concepts. Do not neglect drills that measure your team’s competitive fire

Feb. 24, 2015 - Florida, U.S. - Darius Banks, 16 works out during St. Pete High School  basketball practice Tuesday February 24, 2015. .JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times (Credit Image: � Tampa Bay Times/ZUMA Wire)

Building A Defensive Practice Plan

Our defensive philosophy is developed around our style of play. We are a running, pressing, up-tempo team. We want our defense to be an AGGRESSIVE, DISRUPTIVE, and DISCIPLINED style of defense. Our goal is to force our opponent to “make a play” versus being allowed to “run a play.” We are a defense that creates

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Pressure Man Defense – Perimeter Defense Drills

In Vol. 4 of this series we look at a drill progression that teaches defending common offensive actions. By using three-on-three play, pressure man defense principles are applied to various situations. After implementing the basics of stance, stance angle, off-the-ball defense and help defense, it is important to begin learning to defend common offensive actions.

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