An idea we switched everything on perimeter and left are best post defender inside and rebounder so he would not ever have to be on perimeter if you are all the same height might want to just switch everything.
People have better zone offenses then they have switching man to man defenses especially if they are not facing them so much just some food for thought.
Post by Bounce 2 excell on Apr 13, 2011 12:34:04 GMT -5
Coach Bombay I agree with DDM to run switching man to man and Coach Chuck's rebounding philosophy. I would use either a 1-1-3 or a 1-2-2 zone so that I can still put pressure on the ball handler. hope this helps
We had the same issue this year. We ran a 1-2-2 and really pressured the ball on the perimeter trying to prevent the easy look inside. Offensive rebounds were a slight problem but I am not sure that was a result of the type of zone or the fact that we just weren't very big. We tried the 2-3, packing everyone inside to defend the posts, early in the year but we seemed to have more success preventing the post entry from the 1-2-2 than the 2-3.
I hate it. It looks like a stickup at 7-Eleven. Five guys standing there with their hands in the air. ~Norm Sloan, on zone defense.
Post by GordonBombay on Apr 13, 2011 15:10:03 GMT -5
Coach Chuck: what exactly do you mean by backside board?
Thank you for the input. I ran Wayne Morgan's version of the Syracuse 2-3 last year out of a 1-1-3 initial set. Any good resources for the 1-2-2 and zone rebounding?? I definitely want to send all five guys to boards at all times.
My tentative plan is to run pack M2M on missed shots. Would you switch on all screens or just ball screens?
Walberg's new video Half court pressure defense he switches all hand offs and perimeter screens only screens he does not switch are post pindowns on block because he does want his post defender on perimeter. He will switch back picks does not care if his perimeter defender is guard a post on perimeter. He side fronts the low block free throw line extended or below and he tries to keep ball on one side after ball is on wing.
Post by coachchuck on Apr 13, 2011 15:18:24 GMT -5
Most rebounds end up on the opposite side of where they are shot. So if the shot is from the right side wing I have the tops work to the left side to rebound. Otherwise you will sometimes get the bottom guy on the backside fighting off 2 offensive rebounders.
I will usually release one of the tops, so one goes to the backside boards and the other releases. This helps to prevent as much offensive rebounding as they need to get back to prevent the fastbreak. We got really good at outlet passes.
Post by pantherdreams on Apr 13, 2011 15:35:28 GMT -5
If you are sold on zone you need to pick something that no one in your area plays. Around here you see a lot of 2-3 or 1-2-2 in the half court. In the full court 1-2-1-1 and 2-2-1. We went 2-1-2 full and half court trap for a couple of years and it was fantastic for us. No one used the alignment and rotations other then us so if made it tougher for teams to scout and practice against.
Post by coachchuck on Apr 13, 2011 20:52:19 GMT -5
We keep it the same. With the ball in the corner there would be a top at the strongside elbow and one in the lane. If we are not releasing they both go to the backside to rebound. Otherwise one releases and the other works to the backside.
By the way I think it is important to note that by sending both to the backside to rebound you can depend on at least one of them to to make it to the backside. Even though we often release a top we will have both rebound under certain situations. The 2-3 can be modified quite a bit. That is what I like about it maybe the most.
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