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Basketball Strategies – January 2011

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HoopTactics  New Version 5.0
Supplementing on Court Training with HoopTactics
The Versitile 1-3-1 Zone Defense
Defensive Recovery After a Tunover

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Coaching Strategies: Player Homework Assignments

In addition to the HoopTactics website replacing textbooks as the primary reference on the college level for basketball coaching and theory classes, HoopTactics is an ideal supplement for player training and  learning. With on the court practice time being at a premium, with HoopTactics, players can go online to reinforce what is being taught on the court. As a result players, on all levels, will greatly improve and enhance their learning experience and game. 

HoopTactics’ Player Development goes well beyond just the how’s, covering in detail the when’s & why’s of various basketball skills and techniques. HoopTactics will definitely help make more solid, intelligent and aggressive players along with increasing their self-confidence and playing success. A special student premium membership rate of only $19.95 is available for players. For this HoopTactics’ Special Student/Athlete Premium Membership – Click Here

Defensive Stategies: 1-3-1 Zone

1-3-1 Zone is probably the most versatile of all the zone defenses since it is very favorable and conducive to matching up and trapping. In fact, its basic form is probably the least use. The 1-3-1 zone can be easily extended as a half and full court press or used as secondary defense for special situations.

1-3-1 Zone DefenseWhile most zones matchup to the ball, in the 1-3-1 zone, defenders play off and overplay the passing lanes. In playing the passing lanes, it spreads the offense and forces the offense to throw over the defense or extended cross court passes which are vulnerable to interceptions and deflections. Like on zone defenses, the 1-3-1 zone requires active defenders with arms stretched out and all five players moving as a single unit on all passes. Premium Members Learn Much More – Click Here

Player Development: Defensive Recovery After a Turnover

Defensive transition or recovery after a turnover is a frequent and, often times, overlooked situation by coaches in their defensive preparation. Any time the ball is turned over, the offensive players need to know that they must make a quick transition to defense and make every effort to make a defensive stop.

ContainmentUpon turning the ball over, ideally, the passer should retreat first and then pick up the player with the ball. They must contain rather than attacking the dribble to in order to “buy time” for their teammates to recover and get back on defense. However, in reality, the passer’s momentum is towards the receiver and the natural reaction is to immediately attack the ballhandler. This usually results in either the ball handler getting past the defender or with the defender picking up a reaching foul. Therefore, it is imperative that players are taught to contain any time an interception should occur rather than attacking the bal lhandler.

Hustling back and making a defensive stop after a turnover is a “Really Big Play (RBP)” in basketball. A turnover, no matter how bad, can be cancelled out or “Erased” by increasing the defensive intensity and making a defensive stop. Therefore, defenders must be determined to make defensive stops after turnovers. This usually just requires hustle and effort on their part.

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