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Defence off the Ball: When to Steal

The Steal like Shot Blocking is one of the most poorly understood skills in the game of basketball. Within the rules, but very rarely ever seen to be taught. The steal has the ability to change a game, swing momentum and frustrate an opposition. Ninety percent of the challenge behind stealing a ball comes down to being in the right place at the right time,

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1 v 1.5 Wing Attack Drill

The 1 v 1.5 Wing Attack Drill looks to promote scoring efficiency and effectiveness from the wing position in the half court. Many drills that focus on individual offense in the half court often look to have players match-up in a one on one situation and have the goal of the drill being the offensive player beating the defender to finish with a lay-up or close range scoring opportunity.

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Thinking about Help Defence

Help Defence plays a very important part of a team’s defensive prowess. A good help defence focuses on filling the gaps exposed by the offense. Theses gaps can be for any number of different technical or tactical reasons. The Help defence however looks to take away or limit any advantage created by an offense and in turn ensure a more defensively desirable outcome is taken.

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Two Coach Close-out Drill

The Two Coach Close-out Drill while initially starting as a very controlled activity can be developed into a very effective vehicle for teaching the close-out, help defence and the two man game. This flexibility makes the Two Coach Close-out Drill a favourite of most coaches. It can be used through junior and senior ranks alike and has the ability to be an effective teaching tool longer after the players have initially been exposed to its progression.

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6 on 4 Half Court/Full Court Drill

The 6 on 4 Half Court/Full Court Drill is a fantastic drill for helping players defensively deal with problem solving on defence. The 6 on 4 Half Court/Full Court Drill places the defensive players in a situation where they are constantly outnumbered and have to rotate and match-up in a scrambling situation.

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