Zone defenses and zone defense drills to help your basketball team become better at playing the various zones such as the amoeba, 2-3, 1-3-1, and more.
In fact, to play a really good zone defense, defenders have to work very hard, sprint in their rotations, move on the flight of the ball, and close-out on shooters with high hands. It's been said that "a good zone looks like a man (and a good man looks like a zone)." Individual Skills Drills Spend time on individual skills each day. These drills don't take a lot of practice time, but are important for developing the skill set necessary to play good zone defense. Stance Drill
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Basketball Defensive Denial Drill Defense This drill will need 1 person with a ball and a offensive and defensive player who will be set up between t... Zig Zag Drill. category: Defense. Basketball Zig Zag Drill Defense Set out cones to split the court in half, with your players working in pairs.
To help players learn the benefits of the 'pass opposite' when playing against a zone defense. Drill #1: Inside Outside Pass Opposite O1 passes to O4 in the low post. O4 turns and passes opposite to O2 for the shot. Coaching Points: O4 should keep catch ball and keep at chin level or above head.
Basketball Shell Drill For Zone Defense, in this video I breakdown a great Basketball defense drill that you can use to teach the zone defense to your team a...
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The 2-3 zone defense is the most commonly used zone defense, and it has been said that other zone defenses look essentially like the 2-3 zone after the first pass. You must have a plan for attacking the 2-3 zone. Read the articles on "Zone Offense" and "Attacking the 2-3 Zone". This article presents breakdown drills for teaching how to attack ...
2-3 (2-1-2) Zone Basketball Defense 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... Pass to the ...
The drill is set up with 4 offensive (black) and 4 defensive players (numbers), with a coach up top with the ball. The coach will start the drill by passing to one of the players at the elbow. The help side offensive players will set a predetermined screen. The defense will jump to the ball and work to defend the screen correctly.