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.
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Almost 30 minutes of the course is dedicated to only the drills that are used to build the skills to make Zone Attack simply a habit of play. These drill categories range for 5vs0, to Shell Defense, Hybrid Games, and Full-Court Trips. These drills apply from youth to pro, and train all aspects of the Attack including the moment- by-moment decisions needed to be made.
3-on-2 Guard Drive and Kick Drill. If the point-guard dribble attacks, this will engage one of the top defenders, and allow for an open kick-out pass to the wing. Use this 3-on-2 drill to bring the point home. In diagram 7, O1 dribbles at X1, and then kicks the pass over to O3.
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1-3-1 Zone Defense. By Hoops U. The 1-3-1 Zone Defense is an excellent zone defensive system that can greatly confuse and disrupt opposing offenses. The strength of the 1-3-1 lies in taking away the perimeter shot, as well as being able to pressure and trap with some minor adjustments.
If the basketball is caught in the short corner, the offensive player has many options to attack the zone… 1. Pass to the offensive player at the free-throw line who will be open diving to the basket. 2. Shoot from the short corner. 3. Pass to a perimeter player since the defense will collapse. 4.
Strategy #2 is excellent and sometimes just forcing a team to defend that short corner entry is enough to open up the middle of the lane and get them to over rotate and get easier looks, you gotta make 'em defend the "backside". #3 and number 2 really go together in that the way to attack a zone is to attack from the weak side and force the zone to stretch and rotate and then passing in the the 'little tears' in the zone.
Prior to the creation of the zone attack there were never any drills which incorporated zone principles. Teams would have to practice traditional R&R principles against zone defenses in order to get reps. The addition of details such as the nail and the flank allow teams to practice and drill habits against zone defense just as we do for man-to-man.
Meanwhile, check out our previous feature featuring Coach K and his five essential principles for attacking the zone. Box Drill. Coach K uses this drill quite a bit with his team and is a great tool for perimeter players. Start by putting four defenders in a box or diamond shape to simulate a zone. You can even use managers if you’d like.
This zone continuity attack is presented by Murray State Head Coach Matt McMahon. The video of this zone attack action is hosted on YouTube. You will need to be on a network that allows you to access YouTube. Click the play arrow to view the video. There is narration with the video, so please make […]