Defense drills

Improve your side when they are on the retreat with this section of defensive basketball drills.

1-On-1 to Master the Closeout

1-On-1 to Master the Closeout

in Defense drills

Building great defenders starts with properly closing out against pass-catching perimeter players, use this 1-on-1 Closeout Drill to sharpen the skill. Why use it Closing out is a skill needing constant repetition. Players tend to slack off a bit when it comes to closing out hard on the perimeter. Put a focus on it so... MORE

Outnumbered but Not Outmatched

Outnumbered but Not Outmatched

in Defense drills

Stack the odds against your defense by placing 7 offensive players on the floor to score against just 5 defenders – watch the defenders communicate and hustle to stop the ball. Why use it Everyone has their version of a defensive shell drill. This one utilizes seven offensive players. It’s especially effective for teams playing... MORE

Downscreens, Ball Reversal & Lob

in Basketball plays, Defense drills

Shift the defense with downscreens, then work the ball across the top of the set to clear space for a well-timed backscreen leading to a lob WHY USE IT The best time to catch a defense off-guard for a backdoor scoring opportunity is when you are moving the ball from one side of the court... MORE

Learn The 6 Techniques To Defend Ball Screens

in Defense drills

The key is to be great at just 1 or 2 of the suggested strategies but having an understanding of them all allows you to employ the best defense for your talent The best way to approach ballscreen defense is to become strong in one or two tactics, and not trying to cram too many... MORE

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