Loading to the Ball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aruv8xIaHog Saw this clip from Illinois State demonstrating "Loading to the Ball." Have been looking for clips to use as examples for our program to better understand off-ball positioning when applying full-court pressure man-to-man. Athletes at the lower levels tend to have a good idea on a half-court being in "help" position when their offensive … Continue reading Loading to the Ball

NBA Playoffs Ballscreen Defense

Lot of coverage lately revolving defending Steph Curry in ballscreen situations. First, good luck. Second, there are a variety of ballscreen defenses out there with even more terminology used across all levels in order to communicate and stay on the same page within your own program. Depending on who is considered the more significant threat … Continue reading NBA Playoffs Ballscreen Defense

Final Four – Defensive Breakdown

The NCAA Tournament Championship will consist of two of the best defenses in the country. While it may not be the viewers' preferable matchup, those coaches who plaster "Defense Wins Championships" all over locker rooms are basking in all its glory. According to KenPom Texas Tech leads the country in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency (AdjD.), while … Continue reading Final Four – Defensive Breakdown