Rotations refer to how all defenders rotate once the initial help on the ball has occurred. In some cases that means the player who began by defending the ball no longer does and must rotate to a new assignment, but more often it refers to the players helping out the defender on the ball and subsequently each other.
Total – Talk. Kinesthetic – Touch. Visual – Sight. Establishing the Gap in Your Basketball Defensive System. If want to play in the gap defensively be one step off the line and two steps from your check (Communicates this as, “One, One-Two.”) If you want to deny defensively, be two steps from your check on the line.
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You can play a sagging type of 2-3 zone, or a more aggressive, trapping 2-3 zone. Coach Marshall's 2-3 Zone Defense ... over 40 years of success and knowledge go into this 2-3 zone defense. Dave Robbins Circle Defense ... Coach Dave Robbins' Circle zone defense (2-3 and 1-2-2 zones).
The SOS Pressure Defensive system is based on the concept of total disruption. Total disruption is achieved by having the defense initiate the action and attack the offense. SOS Pressure Defense disrupts the most potent offenses with techniques and tactics that force the offensive players to react and move away from their normal offensive actions.
This is the main difference between the two most popular defensive systems: The man-to-man defense (deny) and the Pack Line defense (help). If you’re denying the pass, you should always have one arm and one foot in the passing lane, your chest should be facing your opponent, and you should see the basketball by looking over your ball-side shoulder.
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The 1-2-2 zone defense is the defense most people are thinking of when they talk about a 3-2 defense. It involves one player at the top of the key, two players on the elbows, and two players on the low posts. This is a great defense to use against teams who shoot a high percentage from behind the three-point line.