Ben Jacobson Competitive Defensive Drills

These defensive drills and defensive philosophy with Ben Jacobson are from this week’s featured eBook bundle. The eBooks are Coach Scott Peterman’s 2011 and 2012 Coaching Clinic Notes.

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Northern Iowa Defensive Philosophy
1. Create an identity for you program- ¼ court defense
2. Charges and Loose balls- you must finish possessions–These are two things that your guys can rally around
3. Communication must be part of everything
4. 4 Key Areas of Defensive Play
a. Guard the basketball- with a certain level of pressure and limited rotation…build a wall
b. Don’t take yourself out of position to guard…shot fake…jab…closouts…jump the passing lane
c. Be part of our team defense- you are not guarding a guy
d. Finish every play- charges, loose balls, defensive rebounds…talk about every day in practice, you cannot give in at the end of defensive possession. You need consequences, competitive drills

Drill: One-On-One Live From the Wing

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1. If you want to get better guarding the ball…you must play live one on one
2. Head up on the ball…square
3. You cannot get beat baseline…if he goes middle you must level the dribble off going toward the top of key
4. Ball pressure is scouting based…pressure to your ability…if you can dominate the ball, dominate the ball
5. When the ball is in the middle, you level off the dribble both directions
6. Trace the ball with one hand…as it moves your hand will change…start with a ball call
7. Hand the ball to the offense…end the possession
8. Offense has three dribbles
9. When the dribble is picked up…chest up with your knees bent…both feet on the floor…finish plays in this position…shooters are bothered more this way
10. When starting on the wing the ball must be leveled off above the elbow

Drill: Two on Two Angle of Approach-

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1. When the ball is at the top…level it off above the elbow
2. On the wing…don’t get beat baseline
3. Use the elbow as the pack line
4. When off the ball you are in a closed stance…gives you a better opportunity for a short close out when the ball goes to your man
5. As your man moves down the floor you must stay up in the gap…if you get flat in the gap it kills this defense…even with your man…when the ball is dribbled right on top of you, you can never get to the corner
6. Angle of approach- get underneath opponent to approach head on when closing out to your man when he received the
ball…puts you in a position to cut off baseline
7. Take the same angle on the wing and at the top
8. Communicate in the drill…Talk to each other…Talk to each other by name
9. Close out…weight back, chop your steps, throw both hands high
10. Do not bounce when you guard the ball…you cant bounce
11. When you throw up both hands…take his vision away

Drill: Three on Three Angle of Approach
1. New position is the midline defender
2. Ball side foot must be on the mid line…much better position to be in to be part of team defense
3. Same emphasis on angle of approach and close outs

Drill: Paint Touch Drill
1. 3 on 3. offense is trying to touch the paint as many times as they can…or beat them baseline…coach counts
2. When you get loose ball recovery every sprints to help him up…rally around it
3. Make competitive…Defense has an up and back for each paint touch or baseline drive
4. Any time an offensive player is on the move and they leave their feet it has to be charge

Drill: Rotation (3 on 3)
1. Why do you work on rotation if it violates the rules? They are not supposed to get beat but they do
2. Teaches your players how to play…teaches them to play as a team…get stops as a team
3. When the ball goes baseline…mid line defender gets outside of lane line…top man covers down outside the land…butt to the baseline…below the offensive player
4. When the bal comes out…Cover down guys takes first pass…ball defender rotates with his momentum to the mid line
5. Get two good rotations…any more than that and you are just running around
6. Long close out sprint half way first

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Drill: Four on Four Scramble

1. Promotes communication
2. Great Daily Drill
3. Offense starts with ball…when coach says go…they scramble to a defensive position…defense then becomes the offense…the new defense must cross the midline and sprint to defensive spots
4. Don’t run to a man…sprint to your position
5. As soon as the defense picks the ball up they are trying to drive and score
6. Get to ball…get is covered
7. Give the offense 18 seconds to score…that is good defensive possession
8. To give the defense more time…require offense to complete one pass (start with this, then go to the dribble)

These defensive drills and defensive philosophy with Ben Jacobsen are from this week’s featured eBook bundle. The eBooks are Coach Scott Peterman’s 2011 and 2012 Coaching Clinic Notes.

We are running our annual Holiday Hoops eBook Bundle sale–any 4 Coaching Toolbox or HoopScoop eBooks for $35.

(Click for more information about each)

 
 
If you want me to put any 4 eBooks together for you, email me at bwilliams@coachingtoolbox.net or call/text me at 765-366-9673
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