The BEST youth basketball defense drills for beginners to improve your youth basketball team! These will take your team's defense to a hole new level. Use th...
2. Feet positioning. Make sure to keep your foot shoulder-width apart and bend your knees in a comfortable position so you can quickly move around while sliding. Players especially at youth level should force the opponent to dribble towards his weak-hand to have more success to prevent him or her from scoring.
The Bowl Drill. This is one of the basketball defense drills that is quite grueling. The offensive players are pushing to get to the basket as hard as they can, and the defensive players must make sure they don’t get there. The offensive players begin the cut and the player with ball prepares to pass to that player.
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Instructions: The offensive player (2) tries to beat the defender (X1) down the floor. The defensive player tries to stop the ball handler from advancing the ball. After the ball handler (2) makes it to the other end, they will hand off to 4, who will be facing the same defender X1, back up the court towards player 3.
This requires players to be able to play great on-ball defense and for help defense to be in the correct position and ready to rotate and help when needed. Use the following 5 basketball defense drills to: Improve closeout defense (drills 1 and 2). Improve on-ball defense (drills 1 and 5). Improve defensive technique (drills 3 and 4).
The Pack Line defense is the best defense for youth basketball. It doesn’t matter about the height of your team, how athletic they, or any other excuse that coaches find to run a different defense. The Pack Line will provide your players with all the benefits of running a traditional man-to-man defense but will be much easier to teach your players.
Here are 5 of the most common phrases players should communicate on basketball defense: 1. “Ball, ball ball” – Used by the defender guarding the basketball. 2. “Deny, deny, deny” – Use by the defender one-pass away denying their opponent. 3.