To help players learn the benefits of the 'pass opposite' when playing against a zone defense. Drill #1: Inside Outside Pass Opposite O1 passes to O4 in the low post. O4 turns and passes opposite to O2 for the shot. Coaching Points: O4 should keep catch ball and keep at chin level or above head.
Rotation and Defensive Close-Outs and Drills The following drills help develop the necessary "habits" in rotating within the 2-3 zone defense, and closing out on the offense. On-Off Drill In diagram F, as the ball is skip-passed to the left wing, X3 must first close-out with high hands, and then retreat back inside once X1 gets to the ball.
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One of the best ways to attack from behind the zone it to always have at least one player in the short corner area. You'll find that on almost every ball reversal the player in the short corner will be open. Then the wing can pass down to the open player in the short corner.
Instructions: The offensive player (2) tries to beat the defender (X1) down the floor. The defensive player tries to stop the ball handler from advancing the ball. After the ball handler (2) makes it to the other end, they will hand off to 4, who will be facing the same defender X1, back up the court towards player 3.
This drills reinforces the idea of looking to the get the ball inside. Start with three players on offense and two on defense (diagram 10). O1 passes to O3 on the wing, X3 comes out to defend, while X5 sags toward O5. O3 passes back to O1 (diagram 11) and X5 sprints up. O1 looks for O5 cutting to the hoop (diagram 12).
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Zone Defense Rebounding Drill - Rebound By Numbers. By - Joe Haefner. Home > Coaching > Drills > Rebounding > Zone Defense Rebounding Drill - Rebound By Numbers. This is one of the best zone defense rebounding drills that you can use. It is from the Xavier basketball newsletter. If you play a zone defense, players usually have to react and block out players coming from all sorts of different angles.
1. Set Up in a 1-3-1. The 1-3-1 is the best formation to set up in offensively against a 2-3 zone. Traditionally, this will mean your point guard at the top, your shooting guard and small forward on the wings, one big on the free-throw line, and one big on the baseline.
The two most important things to keep in mind when attacking any zone defense are spacing and ball movement. If you can force the defense to slide back and forth across the court, eventually you'll be able to find a crack in their armor. But it doesn’t matter how fast you’re moving the ball if your players aren’t in the right spots. Take advantage of the fact that the defense has only ...