Everyone here at Breakthrough Basketball believes that youth players should NOT play zone defense. There are numerous reasons to teach players man to man defense first, but one of the biggest reasons to play man is so your players develop more foot speed and coordination. Playing in a zone defense will LIMIT your players' development.
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2-3 Zone Defense, Tips, and Drills. The 2-3 zone is the most popular zone defense played. It can be a very effective zone defense, because it still covers the 3-point arc as well as the inside game. Many teams will use the 2-3 zone against athletic teams to limit their drives to the rim and force them to take shots from the outside.
Instructions. This the original set on the 2-3 zone. The top two players will pinch towards the middle to stop dribble penetration. Pass to the Wing: Player 4 comes up to stop the outside shot and dribble penetration. Player 1 hustles over to the wing to guard the ball. Player 2 slides in front of the high post.
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Defense wins championships." Whether you run man to man, zone, press or a combination --- most coaches agree defense is a top priority! When your offense is stagnant, or the ball just isn't falling, you can always count on your defense to keep you in the game. Defense is mostly about effort, focus, and teamwork.
Joe Haefner (Co-Founder of Breakthrough Basketball) says: 4/16/2008 at 3:03:11 PM. Hi Frank, Before you try any zone defense, you want your players to understand the basics of man to man defense. If they do not understand these fundamentals, they will trouble playing any type of defense.
1-3-1 Zone Defense. By Hoops U. The 1-3-1 Zone Defense is an excellent zone defensive system that can greatly confuse and disrupt opposing offenses. The strength of the 1-3-1 lies in taking away the perimeter shot, as well as being able to pressure and trap with some minor adjustments.
2-3 Zone Defense – The Complete Guide. The 2-3 zone defense is by far the most common zone in basketball and is more than likely the specific formation that will come to a coaches mind when they hear the term ‘zone’ relating to basketball. The 2-3 zone defense involves two players across the top of the zone near each high post; these ...
The 1-3-1 Zone Defense is a unique defense that is run at many different levels. Most zone defenses position players between the ball and the basket; in cont...
Breakthrough Basketball Man To Man Defense. This is a printed version of this book.