Defense

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…

Numbered Defensive Fast Break

These thoughts came from Coach Scott Peterman of the Men’s Basketball Hoopscoop Coaching site. He has put together “The World’s Greatest Collection of Basketball Coaching Clinic Notes.” You can get a copy of Volumes 6 and 7 along with my…

Coaching Basketball 4 Levels of Defense

Today’s post includes a video about Better Basketball’s Dynamic Defensive System. It contains samples from the whole program. It moves fast and you may have to rewind, pause it, or watch it a second time, but I think there are…

Defending Pick and Roll 5 Options

This post on defending pick and roll was sent to me by Nate Hill, Assistant Boys Coach at Colonel Crawford High School in North Robinson Ohio. He has coached for 18 years from 7th grade through Varsity Head Coach. Nate…