The above video talks about basic basketball defense strategy and goals and also displays one incredibly effective defensive drill.

Here are some basic points covered in the video:

  • Your defensive goal should be to get thirty-two turnovers.
  • It’s a good defensive possession if there’s an opportunity for a steal within twelve seconds.
  • It’s more important to force an opponent to get a shot off and/or score within twelve seconds than to allow them to possess the ball and not score. The key is to not allow the other team to posses the ball for the full length of the shot clock.

Man on Ball Basketball Defense Drill

During this drill, remind your players to do the following:

  • Focus on non-rhythmic jumping so that you create indecision in your opponent’s mind.
  • Your job after a score is to force the ball to the outer third of the court.

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