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Houston Cougars: Defensive Concepts Featuring “Monster” Traps

Houston Cougars: Defensive Concepts Featuring “Monster” Traps

Coach Tony Miller breaks down the principles behind Kelvin Sampson’s Houston Cougars elite defensive system, including one specific tactic. Houston Cougars – Sustained Success Sure, to win a basketball game, a team must score more points than its opponent. But, stopping opponents from scoring is also a great strategy. Coach Kelvin Sampson, a veteran of

PlayBank top 22 diagrams of 2022

PlayBank Recap: The Top 22 Diagrams of 2022

These plays and drills were the coaching community’s favorites and most downloaded diagrams from the PlayBank in 2022. Another year is in the books. Like many of you, we like to do a little reflecting in the new year. And as we do every year, we dug into the PlayBank, the internet’s best resource for

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6 Drills to Sharpen Your Team Defense

A breakdown of six foundational drills for high school basketball coaches that help improve overall team defense. A good team defense sets a nice floor for your season. If your team is hard to score on, it can consistently compete in games no matter the talent level. In my coaching career I’ve settled on a

San Diego State basketball stunt and recover defense

San Diego State Defense: Stunt and Recover | #FastModelMadness22

The ability to stunt and recover fuels one of the best defenses in college basketball – the Aztecs of San Diego State. There is a defensive juggernaut out West. No, not in Lubbock, Texas. Although the Texas Tech Red Raiders are quite the defensive unit. Further out West in the land of surf and sun

The Alley Drill

THE ALLEY DRILL Written by Brandon Reichert for Randy Brown   Video The Alley Drill-1on1   How the drill works Offensive player and defensive player are playing 1v1. Offensive player is trying to get to the basket while staying inside the “alley” created by the cones. The offensive player must stay inbounds and not move

Georgios Bartzokas EuroLeague switching defense

The 9 Rules of Switching Defense By Georgios Bartzokas

The iconic EuroLeague coach has won many games with his switching defense strategy. Here’s a breakdown of his rules with FastDraw diagrams. Georgios Bartzokas Profile One of the most successful and charismatic coaches in European basketball, Georgios Bartzokas claimed a EuroLeague championship while being named Coach of the Year in 2013 with Olympiakos. Bartzokas also was a Final

Ball Screen Defense: Analyzing Effective Methods

Experimenting with a new ball screen defense in addition to your primary strategy could have huge benefits for your team. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? I recently asked that question via Twitter poll. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? (If vote is “other,” please specify.)

Pack Line Playbook: Lock And Trail

Pack Line Playbook: Defending single and double down screens within the Pack Line Defense using the “Lock and Trail” technique. The Pack Line style of defense features some unwaivering absolutes. There are specific rules and techniques that change little from game-to-game or opponent-to-opponent.The mindset is to do a few things and do them well. We will

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