Basketball Coaching Defense
Coaching Man to Man Defense
-Feet a Little More Than Shoulder Width Apart.
in a balanced stance.
-Butt is down. Back Strait.
out and active.
-Slide in the direction of your opponent. Do
not cross step.
-Watch opponents waist.
Man to Man Basic Concept
- Fly with the ball. Move as the ball is being passed. Do not wait
until the opponent catches the ball.
- Communication. Defender should
- All out sprint. As defender get closer, shorted steps.
- Hands wide out and active.
- Hands wide out or up. Active.
The Pack Line Defense
May be perfect for your younger
team. It uses the Man to Man concept but instead of using "deny"
and "help defense", only the "help defense" is used. With one exception.
Which we will get into in a bit.
Older teams may use it also. It was created and used
in the college level with alot of success.
Better defense which makes it difficult for the other team
to dribble drive.Not the ideal defense if the other team is
very good at shooting
- One player "On Ball", all others are playing "Help Defense".
- Player playing "On Ball" can play real aggressive because
they have help.
- On Pass, player needs to closeout HARD.
- Player playing "Help Defense" should have both feet inside
the imagainary pack line.
- If player picks up thier dribble, thus loosing thier ablitly to dribble drive, then players playing "Help" can play "Deny".
Playing great basketball defense takes a great
attitude. As coaches, we can help develop that hard working attitude.