DEVELOP THE DISPOSITION TO DOMINATE EACH POSSESSION
Proper stance, vision equals quickness, communication, awareness and move on airtime.
2. Influence catches away from the basket, pressure ball, run with in outer 1/3.
All defenders are on and up the line in stance.
3. Pressure the ball as much as possible without penetration or fouling.
Make the ball uncomfortable with wide, active stance, and ready hands.
4. Deny passing lanes, protect middle.
Passes up from baseline, head in the lane and one step away from your man. Passes down, hand in the lane and up the line. Gap defense protects against the drive.
1. Keep the ball out of the paint.
Transition, Post, Cutter Catch, Drive, Rebound. Don’t be blind on your early help and then have a quick recovery, force the extra pass. Escape the paint. Foul only for profit.