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Defending

Players need to be able to defend on the ball, away from the ball (gap, deny, help positions), rotate to help on dribble penetration then recover, and know how to defend cutters, on-ball and off-ball screens, and post-entry passes (e.g. choke, dig).

Shell progressions
3 on 1
4 on 1
Izzo jump to the ball
2 on 2
FIBA 2 on 2
Huggins sprint to help
4 on 2 close-out with help
Izzo close-outs
Procopio 3 on 3 shrink
4 on 4
Calipari
DeMatha
Florida
Memphis
Petitgoue
Spurs shift & close
Tar Heels
Woodley
Wootten Fogler
Hurley 5 on 5 command
Live 2 on 2 etc.
2 on 2 close-outs
3 on 3 close-out
4 on 4 plus 2
DeMatha wildcat
Dick Bennett 3 on 3 close-out
Double trouble
Duke two-man contesting wide
Greenvale four quadrant
Huggins breaking the screen
Husky closeouts
Pistons 4 on 3
Oakland pressure
Pop-out
Skip pass 2 on 2
Swiss 2 on 2
Villanova 2 on 2 whack-out
Woodley 3 on 3
Zone baseline
Warm-up
Hollins skip passes
Raptors
Run and slide
Slide and backpedal
Slide and jog
Slide-backpedal-layup
On-ball stance
Duke reaction
Footfire
Hip turns
Memphis
Nash wave
Popping
Villanova
Wootten triangle
Slide
2-ball dance
DeMatha perfect slides
Doc Sadler slide and run
Duke form slides
Duke mirror
Fullcourt drop step
Herb Brown slide-backpedal-run
Lane slides
Nash triangle slides
Pass and slide
Push-point slides
Recovery
Short stop
Shuffle and pass
Slide and run
On-ball containment
1 on 1 closeout
1 on 1 stops
1 on 1 wing
Contain the dribbler
DeMatha zig-zag
Duke driving line
Eastman dog
Hip turn to 1 on 1
Hurley command
Influence
Jacobson alley
Meet the dribbler
UConn 1 on 1 stops
UConn fullcourt 1 on 1
UConn halfcourt 1 on 1
Zig-zag
Zig-zag closeout
Close-outs
3 on 1
4-man
Arizona (Vegas)
Australian
Calipari box
Chair
Circle the wagons
Close-out
Close-out 3x
Close-out 4x
Close-out reach step
Close-out and slide
Close-out from gap
Close-out lines
Close-out to challenge
Continuous
DeMatha close-outs
DeMatha star close-out
Dick Bennett coach
Duke challenge the shooter
Duke shooter box-out
Fratello 1 on 1
Fratello 4-player
Fratello dig and close-out
Fullcourt
Greenvale Duke
Huggins
Jack Bennett 2 on 2 gap
Lane
Mass
Michael Holton
Nash triangle
Pack-line Vegas
Pasquali
Pensacola
Petitgoue
Philly
Pitt
Pitt close-out 1 on 1
Raptors
Schepp
Splitline
Spurs
Superman
Team
Two-man
Vegas
Weakside
Woodley
X closeouts
X closeouts with ball toss
 
Jump to the ball
1 on 1 with passers
3 on 3 halfcourt D
Dick Bennett jump to the ball
Face cuts
Nash jump to the ball
Contest passes
Ball cut and help
Denial
Denial both sides
Duke deny ball reversal
Greenvale turkey in the ring
Pasquali denial
Quin Snyder interchange & denial
Villanova jump to the ball
Weakside cuts
Wootten guard overplay
Dribble penetration
2 on 1 help
2 on 2 help rotation
3-man rotation
3 on 3 dribble penetration
3 on 3 kick-out
4 on 3 cover down
3 on 3 take a charge
4 on 4 circles
4 on 4 help rotations
4 on 4 paint touches
Corner shooters
Forcing left shell
Fratello 3 on 3 drive and kick
Fratello drive and trap
Nash 2 on 2 help and recover
Nets 2 on 2 help and recover
Pitt 2 on 2 stunt and recover
Pitt 4 on 4 penetration
UConn 2 on 3 trapping
Wootten horseshoe
Off-ball screens
3 on 3 backscreens
3 on 3
4 on 4 diamond
Bill Self 4 on 4 in the lane
Bill Self cross-screens
Dick Bennett 1 on 1
FIBA 3 on 3 backscreens
Gauntlet screening
Gauntlet
Greenvale
Nash 2 on 2
Oakland downscreens
Oakland down-cross
Pangos beat the screen
Pistons downscreens
Post cross screens
Quin Snyder 4 on 4 tight
Woodley cross-down screens
Woodley single-double
Ballscreens
2 on 2
4 on 4
Bill Self
Danny Manning
Greenvale
Oakland 3 on 3 + 1
Oakland 4 on 4 pitch-out
Messina
Utah Jazz hands drill
Woodley 2 on 2
Woodley 1 on 1
Post
1 on 1 post defence
2 on 1 wall-ups
2 on 2 post
4 on 1 post
5 on 5 shell double down
Danny Manning
Dick Bennett post defence
Duke 3 on 3 inside
Duke 6-point post contesting
Fratello 2 on 2 post defence
Green shell
Help on the post
Hurley naked post
Jack Bennett 3 on 3
Memphis flash post
Oakland 4 on 1 post
Pasquali
Pistons innings
Raptors 5 on 5 post entry
Tubby Smith 4 on 4 overplay
Villanova 2 on 2 in the post
Woodley post
Wootten 2 on 2 one side
Wootten 2 on 2 postup
Combination
3-man weave to 1 on 1
3-man weave with coach
7-point defending
Blackhawk
Boone 1 on 1
Combination
Duke 6-point contesting
Guard drill
Indiana 4-ball
Miami 3-point
Memphis Z
Oak Hill 4 in 1
Pistons 1 on 1
Swiss 1 on 1
Tar Heels vision
Toughness
Weakside 1 on 1
Wootten perimeter-to-post
Converting (also see Transition drills)
3 on 3 delay fullcourt
5 on 0 transition
BNSW transition warm-up
Duke rush to 2 on 1
Petitgoue conversion
Transition build-up
Footwork (also see Conditioning)
5star acceleration
5star agility
5star plyometrics
5star workout
Ball drop
Duke agility
Duke hip exercises
Duke speed skate
Duke whistle drill
Jumping
Line jumps
Other
3 on 0 shot block
Maryland anticipationup

From a breakdown shell drill, progress to live scrimmages on a pass or signal from coach (e.g., raising his hand from the baseline), with conditions to work on aspects of defence:



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