Defense

Coaching Basketball: Defending the 3 Point Shot

This post is a compilation of some analytics information that supports the belief that the best three point defenses limit the number of three point shots that their opponents shoot and essentially are not consistently effective at forcing low three…

Coaching Basketball Defense Research Project

This post was written by Steve Smiley, Men’s Assistant at Weber State. His blog is coachsmiley.blogspot.com where he has posted several really good coaching articles. You can contact him at stevesmiley@weber.edu or @coach_smiley on Twitter. One of the projects that…

Evaluating Individual Defensive Players

Clinic Notes from:       I hope you might get a couple ideas to help teach and evaluate your individual defensive players. These ideas can be used whether you’re a man-to-man coach or a zone coach. Rick Torbett from…

Maximizing Talent & Controlling Tempo

Clinic Notes from: These are some of the notes that I took during a few of the sessions of the PGC/Glazier Basketball Chicago Spring Coaching Clinic. If you want the best in basketball education, then you need to attend the…

Coaching Basketball Matchup Zone Notes

These notes on matchup zone defense are from Scott Peterman’s Ultimate Matchup Zone eBook. I hope they give you some ideas to apply to your zone defense. If you don’t play zone in games, then hopefully you can use them…

Coaching Basketball Full Court Press

Some thoughts on pressing philosophy and a couple of drills to work on your presses. These drills are from Trey Watts’ Meet the Press Playbook which is paired with the Billy Donovan’s Oklahoma City Thunder Playbook (assembled by Gibson Pyper)…

NBA Defensive Terminology

Some Defensive Terminology used by retired longtime Utah Jazz assistant Gordie Chiesa. I hope you can find a couple of things to apply to your defensive terminology and system. Back on the Raise — when the shooter raises on his…