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January 17, 2018 - Washington, DC, USA - 2018017 - Villanova guard DONTE DIVINCENZO (10) and Villanova guard COLIN GILLESPIE (2) apply a trap on Georgetown guard JAGAN MOSELY (4) in the first half at Capital One Arena in Washington. (Credit Image: © Chuck Myers/ZUMA Wire)

Pressure Man Tips – Selective Trapping

Utilizing selective traps provides one of the major weapons of disruption in pressure man-to-man defense. Here are four scenarios for selective trapping.  One of the major weapons of pressure man-to-man defense is the double team or trap. Trapping the ball can disrupt offensive flow by creating a disadvantage situation for the ball handler. An effective...

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Pressure Man Tips – Defending The High Post

Tips and techniques for defending the high post within the Pressure Man-To-Man concept. Most often when an offensive player is deployed in the high post area, they will assume primarily a screening or passing role (UCLA cuts, Pinch Post, for example). Still, keeping the ball out of the high post is a priority. By using...

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Pressure Man Tips – Middle Penetration

First Rule: No middle! But should an opponent drive middle, here are three options for help on middle penetration.  One of the cardinal sins of pressure man-to-man defense is to allow middle penetration from the wing. If the ball is at or below free throw line extended, the on-ball defender is in Baseline Push and should...

March 18, 2016 - St. Louis, Missouri, U.S - Wisconsin Badger guard BRONSON KOENIG (24) looks to make a pass past the defense of Pittsburgh Panthers forward JAMEL ARTIS (1) during the first round of the East Region in the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, where #7 Wisconsin defeated #10 Pittsburgh 47-43, held at The Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO (Credit Image: © Richard Ulreich via ZUMA Wire)

Pressure Man Tips – Box Pressure

Apply these Box Pressure concepts of man-to-man defense to confine offenses and disrupt your opponents’ spacing and ball movement. Offenses often rely on passes to trigger actions. Continuities and some set plays need the ball to change sides of the floor for actions to be initiated. Using Box Pressure teaching points within pressure man defense...

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

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....

Feb 25 2014 - Berkeley U.S. CA - California G # 23 Jabari Bird drive to the baseline pass Ducks # 0 Dwayne Benjamin during NCAA Men's Basketball game between Oregon Ducks and California Golden Bears 69-80 lost at Hass Pavilion Berkeley Calif.(Credit Image: © Thurman James/Cal Sport Media/

Pressure Man Tips – Baseline Push

In Vol. 8 of this series on pressure man defense we address the “baseline push” concept and the “Near Man Rule.”  When defending the ball on the wing, as with any other spot on the floor, the checkpoint concept dictates the stance angle. As with the rooftop rules and one-on-one defense on the perimeter, a corresponding...

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

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...


Pressure Man Tips – Post Defense

In Vol. 6 of this series we address the techniques of post defense and how to teach interior defense within the principles of pressure man defense. With a pressure defensive system fundamentals such as stance, stance angle, denial of reversals and helpside defense are all vital to creating offensive discomfort. The overall theme is to force...


Pressure Man Tips – Help Defense

The strength of a pressure man defense stems from its helpside defenders. In Vol. 3 of this series, we take a look at a few concepts to build help defense. Pressure man defense is only as good as it’s help defenders. For on-the-ball defenders to aggressively force ball handlers down the rooftop, they must trust...

Press Defense Philosophy and Tips: #FastModelChat Recap

ICYMI, we held a live Twitter chat discussing Press Defense hosted by Coach Tony Miller. Check out the highlights in this Twitter Moment. #FastModelChat – Press Defense More from Tony Miller: All Plays & Drills | All Blog Posts | Practice Tips | FastDraw iPad Tips | Follow on Twitter