Basketball plays and drills
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18-Oct-2018
Defense zone
Playname: 2-1-2 (21)
 
Position on defense in relation to ball

Ball IN MIDDLE LANE

X1 and X2 straddle circle no more than 2 ft. apart from arms extended.
X3 andX4 straddle foul line stand above block
X5 in front of basket toes on broken circle line
 
BALL IN LEFT LANE

X1 slide left > protect high post
X2 assist with high post > stop fast return pass to weak side
X3 moves up and in lane with ball > cut off passing lanes inside foul line extended
X4 covers lane > plays in front of basket
X5 halfway position > assist with high post > cuts off any passes to low post
 
BALL IN RIGHT LANE

X2 slide left > protect high post
X1 assist with high post > stop fast return pass to weak side
X4 moves up and in lane with ball > cut off passing lanes inside foul line extended
X3 covers lane > plays in front of basket
X5 halfway position > assist with high post > cuts off any passes to low post
 
BALL IN LEFT WING

X1 responsible for pass to high post
X2 moves behind post for lob pass
X3 moves up to foul line extended > plays outside shoulder > DO NOT PERMIT DRIBBLE DOWN SIDELINE
X5 covers pass to low post
X4 protects basket and lob passes to weak side
 
BALL IN RIGHT WING

X2 responsible for pass to high post
X1 moves behind post for lob pass
X4 moves up to foul line extended > plays outside shoulder > DO NOT PERMIT DRIBBLE DOWN SIDELINE
X5 covers pass to low post
X3 protects basket and lob passes to weak side
 
BALL IN LEFT CORNER

If offense dribbles out X3 automatically doubles with X5
X1 prevents pass to high post > plays arm and leg rule > look into basket
X2 covers lane > must rebound weak side
X3 prevents pass from corner
X4 prevents pass to low post > plays arm and leg rule low post
X5 protects baseline > (bounces off baseline) > traps in corner
 
BALL IN RIGHT CORNER

If offense dribbles out X4 automatically doubles with X2
X1 plays arm and leg rule > look into basket
X2 prevents pass from corner
X3 covers lane > must rebound weak side
X4 protects baseline > (bounces off baseline) > traps in corner
X5 plays arm and leg rule low post
Submitted by: Dan Oldham
Category: Defense zone
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