Man-to-Man Defense

Down Screen Defense

4-on-4 Down Screen Defensive Coverage

Apr 19, 20171 Comment

Two ways to defend the down screen are explained. These concepts are similar to how we defend all screens. The initial 4-on-4 shell drill is

3-on-3 Closeouts from Half

3-on-3 Closeouts from Half-Court

Mar 15, 2017No Comments

Any drill you traditionally use close to the basket can easily be extended to make it a half-court or full-court drill. In this example we

Closeouts First Catch

3-on-3 Closeouts First Catch

Feb 13, 2017No Comments

This small-sided game creates a 1-on-1 live attack the closeout situation. This drill can help your players develop their 1-on-1 offensive and defensive skills out of

High Low Post Defense

High Low Post Defense

Nov 12, 2016No Comments

Our goal in defending the low post is to deny any entry pass into the low post. If the ball does go to the low

3-on-3 Closeouts Mix Drill

Oct 24, 2016No Comments

To make our small-sided games more random we mix what actions the offense must execute, and what coverages the defense must use to counter what

3-on-3 Closeouts Weakside Post

3-on-3 Closeouts with a Weak Side Post

Oct 24, 2016No Comments

We add a fourth player to 3-on-3 closeouts to simulate certain offensive situations and defensive coverage. In this example a fourth player steps into the

Pass and Cut Defensive Drill

Sep 22, 2016No Comments

The pass and cut defensive drill develops our players ability to defend a cut to the basket. Players “sprint the the ball” to stay between

Diamond Drill

Diamond Defensive Drill

Sep 22, 20161 Comment

We use the diamond drill to work on defending a common flex screen into a down screen action. The diamond action is initially a pattern.

Defensive Closeout

Aug 26, 2016No Comments

Goal of a Closeout: To control the first second of an offensive player (Take away their first decision or instinct). What we Teach on a Defensive

4-on-4 Tag

Jul 23, 2016No Comments

Tag is used to create a penetration reaction situation in any drill you want. In this example, after a ball reversal the defender on the ball