- if coach calls "turnover", put the ball down and touch the baseline.
Defensive transition concepts:
- sort out your offensive rebounding rules (e.g. he has allowed 1-2-3 to decide whether to go to the offensive boards)
- anybody has anybody, you don't run to your check, transition defence is a scramble situation
- cover the ball - get it under control as early as possible ("I got it"), slow it down, keep it on a side, and keep it in front
- cover the basket - the player at the basket is the eyes of the whole defence
- nail spot (middle of the foul line) - the player that gives help to the player covering the ball.
Chris Oliver - we call this the 'slant' spot, we force the ball middle into this slant. The slant is usually the player covering the inbounder or a trail player. The first post back releases the "get-back" player, who covers the weakside wing. The get-back player is usually the point guard, and always gets back, even if he shoots. Other players must identify bad offensive rebounding situations, e.g., they have no chance of getting the rebound, and the get-back player is in a bad position.
See Scrimmage - Whistle
, Transition - 4 on 4 recover
, Defence - Transition basics