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Basketball Play - Virginia Cavaliers - Single Tag PNR  Defense

Virginia Cavaliers - Single Tag PNR Defense

Matt Wheeler 04/04/2019

By having their post players hard hedge the ball screens, Virginia needs to provide help when the screener rolls to the basket. X5’s first job in this situation is to redirect the ball to half court and not allow 1 to turn the corner and get in the lane. If he is too concerned about his matchup with 5 he won’t be able to provide great help on the ball screen. This is where x3 comes into play to provide help until x5 gets back to his match up . X3 has a tough job to do. He has to tag 5 and take away the pass for him rolling to the basket. He then has to change direction and close out on his man to contest the shot and take away any penetration. This is a very difficult action to guard but by being aggressive and providing early help Virginia is able to cover for each other and take away high percentage shots at the rim and open shots behind the arc. Final Four Team Breakdown: Virginia's Elite Efficiency on Both Sides of the Ball See More

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Basketball Play - Virginia Cavaliers - Pack Line Defense Concepts

Virginia Cavaliers - Pack Line Defense Concepts

Matt Barnthouse 04/02/2019

Information taken from YouTube video by Coachbase. This is the famous "Pack Line Defense" that Virginia uses to suffocate their opponents. The concepts are pretty simple: Never let the offense inside of the "post box," and never allow dribble penetration. Basically, if a team is to beat a well-disciplined Pack Line Defense, they're going to have to do it from the perimeter. The basic concept is that the ball handler faces pressure from his man, and everybody else is in "help," preventing dribble penetration. The exception to this is when a player is cutting off ball in the post area. Then the defender "attaches" to the cutter (once again trying to prevent post opportunities), only to release when the player goes back out to perimeter. Things to note: - Virginia in particular hard hedges and switches on every ball screen. This only works if you have defenders that can guard multiple positions, otherwise the offense has a mismatch to attack! - This offense is designed to allow the three-point shot, so a terrific three-point shooting team could beat this style of defense. Closeouts are SO IMPORTANT to make this defense work, otherwise perimeter-focused teams will drain shots all day. - NEVER LET THE BALL ENTER THE LOW POST. If it does, you double team immediately, and force a pass back to perimeter. - Once again, because this defense involves very aggressive help, it also involves a lot of closeouts. Having personnel with great length and foot speed is advantageous for this kind of defense. - An undisciplined version of this defense that gives up possessions in the "post box" is susceptible to giving up easy buckets. - It is important to "move on flight" of the ball when in help. If you wait until ball is in hands of offensive player, it is too late. Once again, anticipate and CLOSE. OUT. Click here for more Pack Line content on the FMS blog! See More

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Basketball Play - Communication Drill: 4v3 Scramble Defense

Communication Drill: 4v3 Scramble Defense

Matt Wheeler 11/01/2018

This defensive drill works on defending scramble situations when the defense is temporarily outnumbered. Once the ball is entered the drill is live and the offense tries to score 4v3. The 4th defender can enter play after 7 seconds or after a shot is taken. The three initial defenders will not have a match-up, but whoever is closest to the ball must pick it up as they buy time for the 4th defender to get on the floor. To add a communication component to the drill, require defenders to say "I Got Ball" when they closeout on the ball so they don't accidently get two defenders on the ball. If a defender is in a situation where they are guarding two people, have them say " I Got Two." The 4th player enters the floor going furthest from the ball. They must communicate who they are guarding and tell their teammates where to matchup so they can get out of the scramble situation. On the FMS blog: Building Communication With Your Team Building Communication on Defense Building Communication on Offense See More

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Basketball Play - Communication Drill: 3v3 Flex Screen Defense

Communication Drill: 3v3 Flex Screen Defense

Matt Wheeler 11/01/2018

This continuous 3v3 drill teaches the defense to defend the flex action using different roles with different communication responsibilities. The drill will will be repeated three times so each defensive player has an opportunity to practice each part. 3 calls the screen and provides help. 2 goes over the cross screen on the baseline and communicates when matched back up. 1 communicates the down screen and opens up to allow 3 to get through the screen. 3 informs 1 when he is through the screen and matched up. On the FMS blog: Building Communication With Your Team Building Communication on Defense Building Communication on Offense See More

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