Today, we’re going to discuss why it’s actually a good idea to teach zone defenses during your basketball practices.

A lot of coaches don’t want to teach zone defense, but there are many reasons why it’s a good idea to go over it during basketball practice, including:

  • If you have a small gym
  • It protects your players who are in foul trouble
  • If you’re playing against a team with a big player and you don’t have one, you can throw a zone against them and neutralize that opposing, big player
  • It can help in a small team versus a big team situation
  • You can get excellent rebounding position
  • You can go into your transition very easily
  • It’s easy to teach

Do you think you’ll start teaching zone defense during basketball practice?

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