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Press Breaker: 1-4 Circle Cut

A Press Breaker helps bring peace of mind to players on the court when they are experiencing a high level of pressure from full court defence. The Press Breaker 1-4 Circle Cut Play is specially designed for when teams are facing a high-pressure situation using man-to-man defensive principles.

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Defensive Transition: 2-1-1-1 Trapping Formation

A team’s Defensive Transition does not need to be a bland and reactive part of their defensive strategy. A team’s defensive transition can in fact be a very fruitful time in which to press the offensive team’s instinctive play. The 2-1-1-1 Trapping Formation provides this attacking mentality in defence while also providing a depth of coverage to stop a well-timed offensive fast break.

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Defensive Transition: 2-1-2 Trapping Formation

Defensive Transition can be a very poorly executed phase of a team’s defence exposing gaps for a well-drilled offense to fast break or utilise an effective primary transition against. When Defensive Transition is incorporated, it is often instilled in a very bland fashion. Normally the focus for a team in Defensive Transition is to provide a strong contest in the elements of offensive rebounding and defensive transition coverage.

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5 Common Problems with a Full Court Trapping Defence

Taking advantage of the benefits of the well-executed Trapping Defence can be one of the finest moments a basketball coach can have. However, when things go wrong with a trapping defence it leads to a breakdown that often results in easy transition points such as lay-ups. This can be a very frustrating aspect of using a full court trapping defence,

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2-2-1 Full Court Zone Press

The 2-2-1 Full Court Zone Press is a very commonly used trapping system. When compared to the trapping formations of a 1-2-1-1 or a 1-2-2 the 2-2-1 Full Court Zone Press has a slightly different player rotation that is involved in the trap. This helps provide a different look for the offense to play with.

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