Tag Archives: Man to Man Defense

January 9, 2019; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles forward Jairus Hamilton (1) and Virginia Cavaliers guard De'Andre Hunter (12) in action during the NCAA basketball game between Virginia Cavaliers and Boston College Eagles at Conte Forum. Virginia won 83-56. Anthony Nesmith/CSM(Credit Image: © Anthony Nesmith/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Pack Line Playbook: Post Defense

Pack Line Playbook: Post Defense

Three post defense concepts – walling up, choking the post and post traps – from the Pack Line defense. The focal point of post defense within Pack Line principles is to limit deep catches. Pack Line teams want to keep the ball out of the “Post Box” altogether (see diagram below). When the ball does

October 22, 2018 Los Angeles, CA..Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma #0 playing defense during the first half of the San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 22, 2018. (Photo by Jevone Moore)(Credit Image: © Jevone Moore / Cal Sport Media/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Defensive Denial Drills

Defensive denial drills for disrupting ball movement and prohibiting easy offensive catches.  Denial is the disruptive force in pressure man-to-man defense. The purpose of denial is to disrupt the ball movement, timing and sequencing of the offense. The aim is for the ball to become isolated forcing the ball-handler to abandon the tactics and strategies of

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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Buying in to Defense: 8 Drills to Guard the Basketball Better

Sure, a huge part of playing defense is mindset and attitude, but these eight drills will teach skill and technique.  Oftentimes, when coaches talk about focusing on skill development in practice, they are referring to working on offensive skills like shooting, passing, ball handling, and finishing. Being a successful defender is almost always considered an

Top Articles of 2017

Top 10 Coaching Articles of 2017

Anyone else feel like 2017 was a blur? In the coaching business, every year goes fast. As we wrap things up, it’s a great time for reflection. It was a year of strong growth for this blog which makes us very proud. We added some phenomenal contributors to our roster in 2017, so a big thank you

December 3rd, 2016: Winthrop Eagles center Duby Okeke (0) and Winthrop Eagles guard Xavier Cooks (12) box out Dayton Flyers forward Xeyrius Williams (20) during a free throw during NCAA basketball game action between the Winthrop Eagles and the Dayton Flyers at University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH. Photo by Adam Lacy/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Adam Lacy/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Man-to-Man Defense – Competitive Team Rebounding

Competitive Team Rebounding is part 5 of a 5 part series on drills that can help any man-to-man defensive system. Read part 1, Man-to-Man Defense – 2 Essential Questions here  part 2 Man-to-Man Defense – Drills for On and Off Ball Defense here part 3 Man-to-Man Defense – Team Post Defense here and part 4 Man-to-Man Defense – Defending Screens. My

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