Defense drills

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

Hard Hedge Forces Retreat

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Move the point guard in the opposite direction of the offense to disrupt the opposition’s timing and cohesion while still covering rolling screener. WHY USE IT Once again, the goal is to keep the offense from running what it wants, as well as forcing the point guard to make a non-attacking pass. SET UP This... MORE

Find a body to box out

Find a body to box out

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From Derek Brown of CoachTube The ‘Nearest Man’ Drill teaches players how to control the glass even when there isn’t an opposing player in their immediate vicinity Why use it During a game, players may be caught in the paint without an offensive player near them to box out. You still need those defensive rebounders to have... MORE

'2-line closeouts' stress help

‘2-line closeouts’ stress help

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From Chad Warner, the head men’s coach at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Help defense is the cornerstone of all great defensive teams so teach players the proper way to help and the energy needed to play defense properly. Why use it If your help defense is a step slow, then your entire defensive... MORE

"Close and Skip" teaches necessities

“Close and Skip” teaches necessities

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From Chad Warner, head coach at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida Defensive players must learn how to close out on the ball, stop a cutter and race out to guard a new ball handler on a skip pass – require these skills for playing time. Why use it Your defensive players must do more than... MORE

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