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99¢ "How To Play Better Basketball"
each section makes Players very aware of
what they need to do to succeed on the court.
Take a look at this excerpt from "Effective Defensive Skills"
The Defensive Stance
Body Position. Body - keep the ball carrier away from the
basket and force the ball carrier to take longer routes by staying between the
offensive player and the basket and the center of the ball in front of the
body... Positioning - about arm's length from the ball carrier. For
quicker opponents, defend a step further back... Head - centered over
the body, midway between the feet, up at all times... Eyes - never
turn to see the ball, use peripheral vision to keep track of the ball and the
offensive player's belly button... Back - straight... Chest -
out... Knees - flexed... Waist - bent... Backside - low...
Weight - on the balls of the feet... Feet - wider than shoulder
width, staggered with the lead foot outside the offensive player's body and the
back foot in the middle of the offensive player's body... Body Posture
- like sitting back in a chair.
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Basketball Parents, Developmental League
Coaches and Self-Coached Players to readily reference each Player's Defensive
Is the Player's Body Position as prescribed?
Where should the Player be positioned in
relation to their opponent?
Where must the Player's Head relative to their Feet?
You remember something about "Feet staggered", but forget what
exactly you need to remember?
Besides knowing about a defensive stance, when you
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easy-to-follow defensive skills ...
'on the ball' defense,
'off the ball' defense,
low post defense,
flash cut defense,
screen defenses PLUS
6 more defensive tips.
Success is your only
Fail to see something that's not quite right or struggling to get the Player to
perform proper defensive actions, then use the skills outlined in
"How To Coach Better" to develop
better skills, more awareness and improved results next time on the court.
"How To Play Better
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