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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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Tips On Maximizing Your COVID Season For Coaches & Programs

A list of helpful tips on navigating yourself and your program through this unusual COVID season from Radius Athletics and Tony Miller. Nothing gets us pumped up like seeing dedicated and passionate coaches talk about teaching the game of basketball and getting better at what they do. Even better when the discussion involves two individuals...

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