Basketball Defensive Strategies

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Every contested shot, every bad pass, and every turnover forced along with every disrupted offensive pattern is vital to the outcome of the game. Successful defensive teams just don't happen, they must be developed and nourished. They are the result of solid defensive fundamentals and teamwork. Face with the dilemma of having to defend and disrupt the escalating power of today's modern offenses and talented offensive players, HoopTactics Defensive Presentations focus upon the kind of defensive strategies which best confront and keep your opponents from executing their set plays. Learn how to force more rushed or bad shots. How to create more bad passes and turnovers. How to eliminate one-on-one isolations, and ways to increase the number of defensive stops.

Obviously in the game of basketball, the offensive player has a big advantage over a defensive player. However, Team defense can neutralize this advantage with sound defensive fundamentals and teamwork. Team defense does not only eliminate all one-on-one isolations and player mismatches that may occur during a game, but it also provides defenders with strong, helpside support and quick hitting double teams.

| SOS Defense | Player Fundamentals | Basic Disruptions | Zones | Combination | Transition | Half Court Presses | Full Court Presses | Def Situations | Def Set Offenses |

 

SOS Defense

SOS Defense

SOS pressure "D" can disrupt the most potent offenses with techniques and tactics that dictate the flow of the game. These defensive tactics set the tempo by striking first rather than reacting to an opponent's game plan. NBA Defensive Guru, Bob Kloppenburg, shares the basics of pressure "D" at its devastating best!

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High Post Trap

Person-to-Person Defense

Person-to-Person or Man-to-Man defenses match up the defenders against specific offensive players . Defenders are usually assigned to be matched up with offensive players by size and ability. Basically, there are three types of person-to-person defenses: straight, switching and sagging. The specific type used in a game primarily depends on a team's player personnel. In addition, each type is comprised of an assortment of different variations.

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Zone Defenses

Zone Defenses

In zone defenses, defenders are assigned to guard specific areas on the court. Zone defenses are named or designated by their player alignments. One of the biggest advantages of zone defenses are their simplicity. They are fairly easy to teach and learn which is important for programs where coaches do not have a lot of practice time. They also can be used when players do not possess a lot athleticism or quickness.

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Combination Defense

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.

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Defensive Transition

Defensive Transition

Good transition defense really starts with good offense. When players take good care of the ball and take good shots along with strong offensive rebounding and defensive balance, it makes it difficult for the opponent to push the ball. However, do not do not leave defensive transition up to chance. There is a lot more to it than meets the eye. The success or failure of transition defense is determined with the first four (4) steps. Players must sprint out, especially in the NBA, get back and get SET. Just getting back does not win.

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Half Cour Press

Half Court Presses

Extending the defense can be very potent weapon at times. However, its effectiveness is dependent timing and on the execution of the basic individual defensive fundamentals. The types of presses deployed will vary according to player personnel, and to the game situation.

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Full Court Trap

Full Court Presses

Extending the defense full court can be very potent weapon at times. However, its effectiveness is dependent timing and on the execution of the basic individual defensive fundamentals. The types of full court presses deployed will vary according to player personnel, and to the game situation.

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Defensive Situations

Defensive Situations

Winning of "BIG" games and championships are not a matter of chance. They are a result of being prepared down to the smallest detailed. Defensive situations covered include )out of Bounds Plays, Jump Balls, Defending a "Super Star" and "Footer," Boxing Out on Free Trows, and Last Shots.

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Set Offenses

Disrupting Most Commonly Used Offenses

It is fairly safe assumption that you will faceĀ all, most or some of the most common offensive sets. These offenses must be reckoned with on the practice court before you confront them in a real game. There is no substitute for being ready and waiting in advanced with a potent, powerful defense, custom designed to disrupt them.

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