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Defensive Planning for Quick In-Game Adjustments g
Why plan ahead to adjust defensively? react to an opponent who is: winning (close or not so close), losing (close or not so close) ● affect and dictate the style and speed of play ● to make an offense figure out the defense instead of controlling play ● ●
Keep it diverse! ● Mix up slide packages in drills to prepare for in-game use ○ slide ONLY adjacent for 4 v 4, then crease slide for 5 v 4 ○ Use drills to “make life difficult” ○ Make the defense (and the offense) THINK!
Drill to build fundamentals and a “database” dummy slide drills to work on technique and repetition of slide packages ● defending “X” drill ○ stress proper on ball technique ○ man on ball needs to defend according to slide package ■ AJ slide - push him to alley ■ crease/cross-crease slide - drive him inside ● alternate slide location ○ add in 2 nd slides and recovery ●
Variations we use. . . ● ● ● Typical slides. . . ○ crease ○ adjacent ○ cross crease Mixing 1 st and 2 nd slides Slide variations ○ no slide ○ ghost ○ show
Final Thoughts. . .
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