a) Mass closeouts
1 skip passes to 2, defender 3 closes out from a help position on the split line.
Close-out long with both hands up if 2 has his eyes up for a shot, close-out short if his eyes are down for a drive.
e) Diagonals closeouts
4 on 4, deny one pass away, if a diagonal skip is thrown the next pass must be a straight skip, and vice versa.
- allow any skip pass, and a direct pass if not denied
- coach can call "shot" (box out) or "live".
See Defending - DeMatha shell, also 4-man close-outs.