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3-2 Zone Defense

The 3-2 defense provides tremendous pressure on wing entry passes from the top of the key along with great coverage against perimeter shooters. This defense can be disguised initially as a straight man-to-man by extending the point-defender into the backcourt. The high-post and center of the defense are vulnerable in this type of setup, so this defense is best applied to ...

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Tom Izzo Three Man Defensive Shell Closeout Drill

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo utilizes the three man defensive shell drill as a staple in many of his practices. The drill emphasizes proper help defense positioning, active communication across the defense,  immediate rotation when the offense passes the ball, and proper technique when dealing with cutters and movement within the offense. The three man shell defense also acts as an effective ...

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Mike Dunlap 3-on-3 Full Court Drill

Full court 3-on-3 provides a tremendous diagnostic test to determine who on your team can and cannot play basketball. It exposes players in a meaningful way, demonstrates which players know how to win, showcases team and individual defensive capabilities, and improves cardiovascular fitness. This drill also allows you as a coach to manipulate the rules to emphasize key principles: no dribble, ...

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1-1-3 Pressure Zone Defense

The 1-1-3 zone defense provides ball pressure on the point guard, coverage of the high post, and the familiarity of having three players protecting across the back of the zone. In this defense one defender applies ball pressure to the opposing team’s ball-handler, the second guard covers the high-post area, and three defenders cover the paint and two baseline-to-wing areas. This defense ...

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Four Baseline Out-of-Bounds Plays From the Box Formation – Pat Summit Tennessee Vols

The post below includes four simple baseline inbounds basketball plays to run out of a box formation. Installed as a series, the four provide complimentary action to each other, one setting up the other, to keep the defense guessing through the course of the game. The final play of the series–called “Vols”–is used by Pat Summit’s Tennessee women’s team. The video ...