Basketball plays and drills
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27-Aug-2017
Defense zone
Playname: 2-3 (23) tight
 
Position on defense in relation to ball

BALL IN THE MIDDLE

X1 and X2 straddle circle line no more than 2ft. apart from arms extended
X3 and X4 straddle foul line 1ft. above block >
NEVER LEAVE PASS PENETRATE FOUL LINE EXTENDED
X5 line up on broken circle > stop penetration to high post
 
BALL IN LEFT LANE

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

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

X1 responsible for pass to high post
X2 moves behind post > covers lob pass
X3 moves up to foul line extended > plays outside shoulder > DO NOT PERMIT DRIBBLE DOWN SIDE LINE > cuts off passing lanes inside of foul line extended
X4 protects basket > rebound weak side
X5 covers pass to low post
 
BALL IN RIGHT WING

X2 responsible for pass to high post
X1 moves behind post > covers lob pass
X4 moves up to foul line extended > plays outside shoulder > DO NOT PERMIT DRIBBLE DOWN SIDE LINE > cuts off passing lanes inside of foul line extended
X3 protects basket > rebound weak side
X5 covers pass to low post
 
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 > sink inside
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 X5
X2prevents pass to high post > plays arm and leg rule > look into basket
X1 covers lane > must rebound weak side
X4 prevents pass from corner > sink inside
X3 prevents pass to low post > plays arm and leg rule low post
X5 protects baseline > (bounces off baseline) > traps in corner
Submitted by: Dan Oldham
Category: Defense zone
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