The Combination Man-Zone Defense is so-called because it combines zone defense and man-to-man defense principles. This defense can be used as a change-up during a game or it can even be run for an entire game. The effectiveness of the Combination Man-Zone Defense is that it works well at disrupting teams that do a good job of running a motion … [Read more...]
Halfcourt Zone Defenses
Utilize a halfcourt zone defense to disrupt and confuse your opponent as well as to control tempo. Even if you don't play a zone defense all the time, it is a good idea to be able to throw one at an opponent once in awhile. See what's here and find a zone defense suitable to your personnel to pressure your opponent in the half court!
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The Amoeba Defense is somewhat of a gambling zone defense that can be quite effective at disrupting your opponent and creating numerous fast break opportunities. The amoeba defense was made especially famous by Coach Jerry Tarkanian and his great UNLV teams of the 80's and 90's. 1) The configuration of the amoeba defense is shown in Diagrams … [Read more...]