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Yesterday, I posted some notes on playing the defense. You can see those here: Run and Jump
The drills are from the Run and Jump Press that is run by Coach Eddie Antrist of the University of Wisconsin-Stout
Dig-Dig- Catch up- Dig Drill
Start with foot fire
Slide…sprint to recover…slide….repeat
You must have active hands, high and wide
Tipping the ball from behind is important
Tip the ball with your left hand vs. a right hand dribble, reverse vs. left hand dribble.
2 on 2 Run Jump (frame 1)
When I jump I will call out my teammates name.
2 on 2 Run Jump (frame 2)
when you rotate up you must have high hands
1 on 1 Tip from Behind
2 on 2 Trap Sideline (Blue)
In the drill steer sideline, the inbound defender must quickly get below the level of the ball.
Once the ball starts to dribble you must get away from the offense, there is no reason to be close (you will foul).
Run drill at both ends the same time.
3 on 3 Positioning Dill (full court)
Offense advances the ball with the pass up the floor, while the defense sprints to the proper position.
Ball will go from one sideline to the next as the offense advances the ball up the floor.
3 on 3 Run and Jump Rotation Drill
Same set up as 3 on 3 positioning drill, allow the dribble by the offense
The defense will now attack with the run and jump
3 on 3 Live
Run the same drill live.
Make your rotations (only run and jump) on your own.
Put a coach back as a lone defender to prevent the long over the top pass,, as soon as the ball crosses half court he is out of the play
Diamond and Box Set Alignments- 4 on 4 Live Drill
5 on 5 live – Free Throw Drill
Color scheme for the defense
White Basic Run and Jump
Blue Sideline Trap
Red Immediate Trop in bounds
Black Denial on inbounds
You don’t need to necessarily call the colors your players need to learn when to RJ and when to trap.
Use “red” when they clear out
You can combine some of the colors.
When playing a great ball handler “black” and run “white” on the other guard
You can run black with two players, and double team the inbound pass the great player.