Basketball Defense

Defensive Chaser

Combination Defenses

Combination defenses can be very devastating to any team not prepared to attack them. Like all defenses, they have their strengths and weakness. However, timing is the most critical factor to their success. One of the biggest problem of using combination defenses is that most coaches do not take the time to prepare a team sufficiently enough for them to be real effective. Combination defenses, like all defenses, need to be practiced and refined. To be successful the Box, Diamond or Triangle zones shifts need to be practiced and chaser(s) need to be adequately trained and developed.

Click on desired combination defense below to view graphically illustrated details.

Box & One

Box & One

Diamond & One

Diamond & One

Triangle and Two

Triangle & Two

Cobination Defense






Return to Defensive Strategies - Click Here

Return to HoopTactics - Click Here