Close-out from gap
On a pass from coach to attacker 1, defender 2 closes out from a gap position, forces middle or baseline or plays straight up as coach requires, optionally mirrors any ball movement or reacts to foot fakes (e.g., pop off).
Option - other defenders start on the baseline, 3 sprints to the elbow and pitter-patters when coach passes to 1, see Two-man close-outs
Rotate defender to attacker, 2 becomes the next attacker when 1 passes back to coach.
3 closes out when coach passes to 2.
- absorb a jab step
- react to ball up, ball down
- contain 1-2 dribbles left or right.
, Dick Bennett
, Fratello 4-player
, Circle the wagons
, and Arizona (Vegas)