SOS Full Court Disruptions

Shadow "Face"

Shadow Face

The "Face Shadow" option is the most aggressive SOS full court pressure scenario and is used mainly after free throws. Defenders on offensive guards match up immediately, assuming full fronting positions. The defender guarding the inbound passer moves to a position in the middle of the court behind both offensive guards, ready to intercept or trap any inbound pass.

 

5 Stars

Trap Option

Defenders X1 and X2 assume CONTACT FRONTING positions of O1 and O2 aggressively deny any direct inbounds pass forcing O5 to inbound the ball by making a pass over the defenders.

Face Trap

When the ball is inbounded to O1, X1 and "Shadow" X5 lock up and trap dribbler O1 on near sideline checkpoint. X2, X3 and X4 form a Helpside Triangle "I".

In the Shadow position, X5 also has options of trapping the ball handler O1 with X1 or faking the trap (Hold) according to read or coach's decision.

NOTE: when any time the shadow player X5 is unable to get into proper position, Shadow pressure is off and basic half court oriented SOS rules apply. Also, on any deep outlet or outlet into the middle of the floor, Shadow pressure is not feasible, and basic transition pressure defense is in effect.

Phase 2: Pass Out of Trap

When O1 passes out to O2, X2 closes out and pushes O2 to sideline checkpoint. X4 closes out to O4 and assumes a SNUGGLE pass denial position. X5 sprint releases to the basket and guards O5. X3 drops into a low Helpside "I" position, and X1 takes a strong pass denial position against O1, preventing any return pass that would allow O1 to initiate the set offense.

Caution: It is extremely important that all close outs and rotations take place as the ball leaves the passer's hands.

If O2 passes ahead to O4, X4 assumes a SET position and pushes O4 to corner or baseline checkpoint. X5 FRONTS O5 in low post area. X2 creates "Box Pressure" by assuming a Snuggle pass denial position on O2. X1 and X3 take Helpside "I" positions.

Anytime the ball is advanced on dribble or pass to an area below the free throw line extended, SOS Base Go I or at the coach's discretion Base Go Red rules are in effect.

Shadow Face Trap - Left Side Entry

Defenders X1 and X2 assume CONTACT FRONTING positions of O1 and O2 aggressively deny any direct inbounds pass forcing O5 to inbound the ball by making a pass over the defenders.

Phase 1: Double Team (Trap).

When the ball is inbounded to O2, X2 and "Shadow" X5 lock up and trap dribbler O2 on near sideline checkpoint. X1, X3 and X4 form a Helpside Triangle "I".

In the Shadow position, X5 also has options of trapping the ball handler O1 with X1 or faking the trap (Hold) according to read or coach's decision.

NOTE: when any time the shadow player X5 is unable to get into proper position, Shadow pressure is off and basic half court oriented SOS rules apply. Also, on any deep outlet or outlet into the middle of the floor, Shadow pressure is not feasible, and basic transition pressure defense is in effect.

Phase 2: Pass Out of Trap

When O2 passes out of the trap to O1, X1 closes out and pushes O1 to sideline checkpoint. X3 closes out to O3 and assumes a SNUGGLE pass denial position. X5 sprint releases to the basket and guards O5. X4 drops into a low Helpside "I" position, and X2 takes a SNUGGLE pass denial position against O2, preventing any return pass to O2.

Caution: It is very important that all close outs and rotations take place as the ball leaves the passer's hands.

If O1 passes ahead to O3, X3 assumes a SET position and pushes O3 to corner or baseline checkpoint. X5 FRONTS O5 in low post area. X1 creates "Box Pressure" by assuming a Snuggle pass denial position on O2. X2 and X4 take Helpside "I" positions.

Anytime the ball is advanced on dribble or pass to an area below the free throw line extended, SOS Base Go I or at the coach's discretion Base Go Red rules are in effect.

 


5 Stars

HOLD (Fake Trap) Option

Defenders X1 and X2 assume CONTACT FRONTING positions of O1 and O2 aggressively deny any direct inbounds pass forcing O5 to inbound the ball by making a pass over the defenders.

Fake Trap

When the ball is inbounded to O1, defender X1 moves from a CONTACT FRONT position to an ON position forcing O1 to near sideline checkpoint. The "Shadow" X5 fakes the double team and at the mid court line releases back to a SNUGGLE pass denial position on the inbounder O5. X2, X3 and X4 form a Helpside Triangle "I". If the ball handler O1 picks up the dribble, defender X1 executes an aggressive SMOTHER while other defenders deny all passing lanes.

NOTE: when any time the shadow player X5 is unable to get into proper position, Shadow pressure is off and basic half court oriented SOS rules apply. Also, on any deep outlet or outlet into the middle of the floor, Shadow pressure is not feasible, and basic transition pressure defense is in effect.

Phase 2: Pass Out of Smother

Defensive Close Out

When O1 passes to O2, X2 closes out and pushes O2 to sideline checkpoint. X4 closes out to O4 and assumes a SNUGGLE pass denial position. X5 assumes a low Helpside "I" position against O5. X3 drops into a mid Helpside "I" position, and X1 takes a strong pass denial position against O1, preventing any return pass that would allow O1 to initiate the set offense.

Caution: It is extremely important that all close outs and rotations take place as the ball leaves the passer's hands.

If O2 passes ahead to O4, X4 assumes a SET position and pushes O4 to corner or baseline checkpoint. X5 FRONTS O5 in low post area. X2 creates "Box Pressure" by assuming a Snuggle pass denial position on O2. X1 and X3 take Helpside "I" positions. Anytime the ball is advanced on dribble or pass to an area below the free throw line extended, SOS Base Go I or at the coach's discretion Base Go Red rules are in effect.

Anytime the ball is advanced on dribble or pass to an area below the free throw line extended, SOS Base Go I or at the coach's discretion Base Go Red rules are in effect.

 


Left Side Entry

Defenders X1 and X2 assume CONTACT FRONTING positions of O1 and O2 aggressively deny any direct inbounds pass forcing O5 to inbound the ball by making a pass over the defenders.

 

SOS Face - Hold Option

When the ball is inbounded to O2, O2 moves from a Front denial position to an ON position pushing O2 to near sideline checkpoint. "Shadow" X5 fakes the double team (trap) and at the mid court line releases back to a SNUGGLE pass denial position on the inbounder O5. X1, X3 and X4 form a Helpside Triangle "I". If the ball handler O2 picks up the dribble, defender X2 executes an aggressive SMOTHER while other defenders deny all passing lanes.

Phase 2: Pass Out of Smother

Defensive Close Out

When O2 passes to O1, X1 closes out and pushes O1 to sideline checkpoint. X3 closes out to O3 and assumes a SNUGGLE pass denial position. X5 assumes a low Helpside "I" position against O5. X4 drops into a mid Helpside "I" position, and X2 takes a SNUGGLE pass denial position against O2, preventing any return pass to O2.

Caution: It is very important that all close outs and rotations take place as the ball leaves the passer's hands.

If O1 passes ahead to O3, X3 assumes a SET position and pushes O3 to corner or baseline checkpoint. X5 FRONTS O5 in low post area. X1 creates "Box Pressure" by assuming a Snuggle pass denial position on O1. X2 and X4 take Helpside "I" positions.

Anytime the ball is advanced on dribble or pass to an area below the free throw line extended, SOS Base Go I or at the coach's discretion Base Go Red rules are in effect.

 

 

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