Defense articles

July 21, 2015 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - July 20, 2015 - Toronto, Canada - Tamara Tatham of Canada, makes a pass down low against the USA in the gold medal game for women's basketball at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. (Credit Image: � James Macdonald via ZUMA Wire)

Pressure Man Tips – Disrupting Back Cuts

Pressure Man Tips – Disrupting Back Cuts

In Vol. 7 of this series on pressure man defense we address how to defend back cuts within the pressure man-to-man system. While pressure man-to-man can be effective for disrupting the timing and spacing of offenses, it (like any other defense) has inherent vulnerabilities. A coach must consider the trade offs of their defensive system

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


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.


Pressure Man Defense – Rooftop Rules

Beginning with on-the-ball defense, we blueprint how to implement pressure man-to-man defense into your program. The first concept, “THE ROOFTOP RULES”  is the foundation. Not all man-to-man defenses are alike. Coaches have different philosophies on help defense, ball screen coverage, stance angle and much more. In this series we will detail the foundations of pressure