Coach Marshall's 2-3 Zone Defense. Point-Zone Defense. Dave Robbins Circle Defense. Buzz Twilight Zone Defense. 1-2-2 and 3-2 Zone Defenses. 1-3-1 Zone Defense. Amoeba Defense. SWARM Defense. Zone defense is different from man-to-man defense in that, instead of guarding a particular player, each zone defender is responsible for guarding an area of the floor, or "zone", and any offensive player that comes into that area.
The 2-3 zone defense is by far the most common zone in basketball and is more than likely the specific formation that will come to a coaches mind when they hear the term ‘zone’ relating to basketball. The 2-3 zone defense involves two players across the top of the zone near each high post; these players are referred to as the ‘guards’ (1 and 2), two players a step outside of each block; known as the ‘forwards’ (3 and 4), and a player in the middle of the key referred to as the ...
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Zone defense is different from man to man defense in that instead of guarding a particular player each zone defender is responsible for guarding an area of the floor or zone and any offensive player that comes into that area. Basketball zone defence positions. Your defense is set up in the shape of a x with two players up top one in the middle and two on the bottom.
The 2-3 zone is easily the most common zone defense. It is easy to explain, execute, and exploit. The strength of the 2-3 zone is its ability to defend against drives, but its weaknesses lie in guarding perimeter shooting and the center of the floor.
1-3-1 Zone Defense. By Hoops U. The 1-3-1 Zone Defense is an excellent zone defensive system that can greatly confuse and disrupt opposing offenses. The strength of the 1-3-1 lies in taking away the perimeter shot, as well as being able to pressure and trap with some minor adjustments.
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2-1-2 Zone Defense Rotations. Ball at Top of the Key. When the basketball is in the middle of the court at the top of the key then your players are in their starting positions. Player 1 and 2 are at the elbows, Player 3 and 4 are just above the elbows, and Player 5 is in the middle.
Defender 5 takes a step out to try to anticipate a pass to the corner. He shouldn't sneak out too far if there is a player in the high or low post area. Trapping the corner: Defender 3 & defender 5 form the trap. Defender 4 slides over to defend low post. Defender 1 anticipates a pass into the high post or wing.
2-3 (2-1-2) Zone Basketball Defense. Summary. This zone is similar to the 2-3 zone that Jim Boeheim uses at Syracuse. This is can be a very effective zone defense, because it still covers the 3-point arc as well as the inside game. Youth Coaches: Even though, you CAN win more games, AVOID playing any type of zone defense, because it can teach bad habits and hinder the long-term development of your players.