The "11" Defense has the same base principles as both the Double Fist Havoc Press and our Diamond press. The only difference is how we align our top two people. The two guards in this instance are stacked vs. playing side by side. We will still use our quarter system along with our "Taker", "Reader", and "Teaser" system with all players off the … [Read more...]
Zone Press Defenses
Incorporate as well as develop your press defense with these zone pressure defenses and drills. Control the game from baseline to baseline in the manner in which you prefer to play!
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Philosophy of the Double Fist Havoc Press Defense: “Pressure, Pressure, Pressure” We want to keep pressure on the opponent on both offense and defense What are we Trying to Get Out of the Press: Turnovers (Live Ball Turnovers) Quick / Bad Shots From Our Opponents Create More Offensive Opportunities Force Tempo / Disrupt Offensive … [Read more...]
The Run-and-Jump Press is designed to force your opponent into mistakes, turnovers, bad shots, and to make them struggle to get into their offense. Philosophy of the Run-and-Jump The basic philosophy in the run-and-jump press is that you do not need to steal the basketball. If you are thinking "steal" you will invariably reach, get out of position … [Read more...]
The 2-2-1 Zone Press was first made popular by Coach John Wooden's early UCLA teams. This article explains Coach's basic player responsibilities when executing the 2-2-1. The objective of the 2-2-1 Zone Press is to force the offensive into certain areas and situations. The diagram below shows where the players should line up as the ball is … [Read more...]
You may not be a 'pressing' team, but it is good to have the ability to press at different points in a game. You may simply need to press towards the end of a game in order to come back from a deficit. You may also like to mix it up once in awhile to catch the other team off guard. Whenever you decide to press, the following points should be … [Read more...]
Diamond 3: Full Court Rules for Top or Point Person - X1 Number one priority - no penetration down the middle. Keep pressure on the ball at all times. (Note: Even though the pickup point of the defense might call for the Top or Point to pick up at the free throw line, the Top or Point is allowed a great deal of leeway in picking the ball … [Read more...]