Six Basketball Defense Tips Defending The Basketba


Six Basketball Defense Tips Defending The Basketba


What stands out most in the minds of basketball fans around

the world is the flashy T-Mac drive, spin and dunk or the

fierce dunk over three defenders by Shaq, but it has been

said that defense wins games. The Detroit Pistons of recent

times were a prime example of that. Although they definitely

could score, it was their swarming defense that won them the

NBA title.

Basketball Defense Tip #1 - Defense is a state of mind, an

attitude. Your desire, hustle and level of energy are as

much important if not more than your skill. You should be a

proactive player, not a reactive player.

Your main focus is always an urgent "get that ball back".

The attitude, concentration and teamwork you bring to the

game are key elements to success. The skills of defense can

be taught; only you can develop the desire to win.

Basketball Defense Tip #2 - Transition play is one of the

essentials of defense. You must get back to your defensive

assignment quickly. Avoid letting the offense beat you down

court. All too often players get lazy or waste time arguing

a no-call; don't let that happen to you. Hustle back down

court and get that ball back!

Basketball Defense Tip #3 - Another essential is defending

with a purpose. Mainly, prevent easy shots and get that ball

back (heard that somewhere?) through steals or rebounds.

Make the offense earn their points. Make them score under

pressure.

Basketball Defense Tip #4 - Always apply pressure and stay

low. Usually your head will be level with the ball-handler's

chest. Keep yourself positioned between the basket and the

ballhandler. Wave your hands, make noises, anything to

distract your opponent. You can even fake body movements

such as pretending to charge the ball. The main thing is to

stay low and apply pressure.

Basketball Defense Tip #5 - When guarding a player with the

ball, always be ready. You should have one foot forward, the

foot opposite of the ball-handler's most dominant hand. If

he is right handed, your left foot will be forward along

with your left hand extended out, palm up. This will allow

you to quickly flick at and steal the ball.

Usually you will keep that lead hand at whatever level the

ball is; if the ball is low, so is your lead hand. If the

ball is being held high, turn your palm so it facing the

ball. You should also be waving your off hand so you can

prevent the passing lane.

Basketball Defense Tip #6 - Position yourself between the

ball-handler and the basket at all times. Cut off his path

by maintaining your position between him and the basket by

sliding over and staying in front of him. Don't cross your

feet.

If the ball handler gets by you, sprint to reestablish your

defensive position between the ball-handler and the basket.

A player without the ball should be able to sprint faster

than a player dribbling the ball. Keep a cushion between you

and the ball-handler. If he tries a spin move or reverse and

you are too close, you could end up with an unnecessary

foul. Always prevent penetration first, then pressure the

ball.

If he stops his dribble, attack the ball while staying in

your defensive stance. Try to force a bad pass or you can

back off a little if the ball handler is out of shooting

range, but always avoid the unnecessary fouls.

There are a number of different basketball defense tips,

techniques and drills. Each position has its own special

requirements, but the one common denominator is to prevent

the offense from scoring easy or uncontested points. Always

apply pressure by staying low and positioning yourself

between the ball-handler and the basket. If you can master

that you will be well on your way to earning a nickname like

"The Glove" (Gary Payton) and winning defensive player of

the year!

Matt & Dave run

http://www.basketball-plays-and-tips.com/bbdefensetips and

enjoy teaching basketball players and coaches more about the

plays, drills, fundamentals and coaching tips that result in

individual and team success. For our free report, "5 Keys to

Discovering the Successful Coach Inside You", plus two

additional player/coach reports, send a blank email to

basketballtip@aweber.com

We give full permission for you to use this article in your

newsletter or on your site as long as you include our

Resource Box with our website address and email included.





10 Winning Ways To Play Football Manager Rpgs Onli19 Basketball Quotes For March Madness
3 Deadly Hardcore Training Thatll Make You Jump Hi3 Sports To Keep You Fit
30 Coaching Dos And Donts To Motivate Your Basketb4 Adrenaline Pumping Water Sports In Maldives
4x4 The New Sports Car5 Key Skills Needed To Become A Professional Baske
5 Key Things You Need To Know About Extreme Sports55 Basketball Player Uses These Techniques To Lear
A Football Themed WeddingA Guide To Live Football Online
A Short History Of BasketballAbout
Adding Sports To The Purview Of ErgonomicsAdidas Skateboarding Shoes For Skating Sports
Adidas Sports Shoes Clover Stands For Pray Hope AnAllowance Of Purchasing Genuine Set Of Soccer Jers
Anticipation Building For The New Football ShirtsAspiring Soccer Stars Head To Italy For Trials
Aston Villa Legends Profiles Of The Greatest PlayeAthenas Attic I Complete Collection Of Sports Gear
Basketball AccessoriesBasketball Basics Shooting
Basketball Coaching How To Beat A ZoneBasketball Court Resurfacing
Basketball Drills To Improve Lay UpsBasketball Games Online Tips On How To Become A Be
Basketball Uniforms And Colour ChoiceBecoming A Sports Agent
Before You Buy Magnetic Sports Bracelets Learn AboBest Selling Mlb Sports Jerseys
Both Men And Women Are Crazy For The Game Of FootbBritains Little Sports Car That Could The Tvr
Buy Football Merchandise Online At Affordable PricCasual Fashion With Sports Jerseys
Cheap Soccer Uniforms Low Price For Quality StuffChelsea Football Player Frank Lampard Fact File
Choosing The Right Football Boots For Performance College Football Helmet Decals Show Your Support W
Completely Different Original Nba Basketball JerseCreate Your Own Custom Football Jerseys
Criminal Law And Violence In SportsDavies Sports Best Selling Cricket Equipment
Design Your Own Adidas Football BootsDesigner Nike Shoesexcellent Sports Footwear In Th
Diego Maradona Puma Soccer BootsDo Sports Necklaces Work
Download Wii Sports Resort Nintendo Wii GameDunlop From Rubber Tires To Dunlop Bags Sports Act
Eight Things You Should Know About Leather FootbalEnjoy The Sports With Wraparound Prescription Sung
Essential Notes And Points When Buying Sports FootEuropean Basketball Salaries
European Sports Car The Best In High PerformanceFamous Football Fathers And Sons
Five Tips About Football BootsFootball And Its Fans
Football Boots Article Soccer Boots Diego MaradonaFootball Recruiting Letter Four Keys To A Great Le
Football ReligionFootball Scouting
Football Shirts That Speak Your MindFootball Shoe Technology That Betters Your Perfoma
Football Square How To Play InstructionsFootball Training Tips
Forster Has Everything For Fresh Water Or Salt WatFree Cable Tv A Dream For A Sports Fanatic
Free Fox Sports Live Online Tv Streams On Your ComFree Soccer Training Drills Tips On Creating Space
Free Watch Sky Sports Live Tv OnlineGermany National Football Team
Get A Soccer Jersey To Show Your Team LoyaltyGet A Stylish Look With Sports Sunglasses
Getting Your Sports Memorabilia AppraisedGlycerol The Practical Answer To Dehydration In Th
Groomsmen Gift Ideas For Sports FanaticsHigh School Football Coach Transforms Program Into
History Of Jordan Basketball Shorts And BrandHow Make Money As A Sports Ticket Broker
How Sports Can Relieve StressHow To Effectively Break Down A Basketball Game Fi
How To Get Cheap Football JerseysHow To Give A Good Sports Massage
How To Know If Your Basketball Shoes Are Genuine OHow To Master The 3 Most Important Soccer Moves
How To Start Collecting Sports Memorabilia Like KeHow To Teach Aggressive Soccer Play
How To Use Coerver Coaching To Improve Soccer PlayHow To Watch Football Live Satellite Tv On Pc Revi
How To Write A Sports ProposalI Love Aau Basketball
Important Of Basketball UniformsImprove Your Soccer Stamina With Some Simple Exerc
Increase Your Vertical Leap And Dunk A BasketballIntegrating Football Into Organizational Structure
Is The 53 A Good Defense For Youth FootballJoomla Sports Website
Kobe Shoes Are The Fans Of The Wellknown BasketbalLeading Manufacturer And Supplier Of Football Or S
Learn Best Way To Watch Streaming Live Nfl FootbalLearn How To Play Box Lacrosse
Legendary Football StadiumsLooking For The Best Basketball Shoes For Me
Lyrics That Psyche Up Sports FansMidget Football Teaching Set Pattern Blocking
Missed Calls By The Basketball RefereeMy Favorite Sports Is Mountain Biking
New Messi Football Shoes The Latest In The FashionNews Writing I How To Write A Sports Report In 4 S
Nfl Authentic Football JerseysNfl Jerseys Nfl Sports Apparel The Fashion For The
Nike Air Jordan Footwear A EffectivelyacknowledgedNike Ctr360 Soccer Unique Design
Nike Football BootsNike Shoes To Help Improve Sports Performance
Nike Shoesthe Best Shoes In The Sports WorldNikeexcellent Sports Shoes
Notre Dame Football Weekend Rental Rent Like A ChaNumerous Original Nba Basketball Jerseys Clearly S
Optimal Hypertrophy For Sports Supertraining ExtraOur Nike Air Max Our Football Team
Paid Soccer Coaches Worth The CostParis Massage Domicile And The Treatment Of Sports
Perfectly Designed Soccer Shoes Like Nike And AdidPermanent Basketball Goals I The Facts On Getting
Picking The Proper Soccer ShoesPoland Vs. Peru In Argentina 78 A Ladys Football M
Polyester Is The King Of Soccer UniformsPower And High Quality Of Nike Dunks Make Them Fin
Preparing Your Body To Play FootballPrescription Safety Glasses For Sports Enthusiasts
Primary Research Into A Sports Business OrganisatiPrivacy
Proper Care Guide For Your Football Team KitsPublic Relations Sports Endorsements Gone Bad
Re Sports Inc Coupons Re Sports Inc Coupon CodesReviewing The Peewee Football Playbook
Rl Sports And StylesRonaldinho Is Wellknown As One Of The Worldis Most
School In Puebla Football Club Fc Barcelona Camp NSetting Up A Junior Football Team
Six Basketball Defense Tips Defending The BasketbaSoccer A Numberis Game
Soccer Conditioning Killer Tips On Postmatch RecovSoccer Corner Adidas F50 Adizero Adidas Adizerof50
Soccer EquipmentSoccer Field Diagram 3 Ways To Learn Soccer Positi
Soccer Field Diagram How To Decide Soccer PositionSoccer Field Positions
Soccer Game And Your Daily HealthSoccer Is One Of The Most Competitive Sports In Th
Soccer JerseySoccer Nicknames
Soccer Number 10 Skillest Of The SkillSoccer Practices Uses Too Much Repetition
Soccer Shoes Prefect Your Performance In Football Spanish Football History
Sport Psychology Monitor Your Control Panel DuringSports Apparel The New And Improved Fashions For S
Sports Channels A Brief History Of Sports BroadcasSports Cupping I How Itis Beneficial
Sports Facilities At Oberoi International SchoolSports Facilities For Schools And Sports Centres
Sports Jerseys SymbolsSports Psychology For The Winning Edge
Sports Sunglasses Wear The Right Shades With Your Sports Trivia Questions Truly Awesome Athletes
Strength Speed And Agility The Keys In SoccerStress And Burnout In Youth Sports
Swinton Travel Insurance Insuring The Hopes And DrTeach You Watch Live Football Games Online Through
Teaching Wedge Blocking For Youth FootballTechniques For Racing A Sports Car
The 8 Best Defensive Coverages In FootballThe Art Of Basketball Shooting Discovered
The Base 53 Defense For Youth Football.The Benefits Of Negative Ion Sports Bracelets
The Benefits Of Sports ActivitiesThe Best Right Midfielders Ever To Play Soccer
The Best Soccer Cleats And Football Boots At CleatThe Best Soccer Moves In The Drunken Masters Drunk
The Effects Of Wwe And Its Marketing On The Rest OThe Importance Of Good Signals To A Basketball Ref
The Importance Of Passing Correctly In BasketballThe Leather Football Shoe Or The Man Made Leather
The Most Popular Sports ShoesThe Natural Leather Soccer Boot Compared To The Sy
The Price Strategy Of International Sports BrandsThe Single Wing Offense To Win Big In Youth Footba
The Top 5 Best And Worst Football Grounds In EnglaThe Way To Display Sports Shirts In Jersey Display
Things You Can Do With A Soccer BallThings You Should Be Aware Of If You Wish To Slam
Tips For Earning College Soccer ScholarshipsTips For Maintenance Basketball Shoes
Toddler Indoor Soccer ShoesUltimate Adidas Sneakers Is A Comfortable Sports F
Uncovering The Perfect Sports Watch Every Runner MUnderstanding Different Sports Massage Sequence
Understanding The Meaning Of Duotones In Digital SUniqueness Of Sports Headphones
Using Kids Sports To Encourage TeamworkUsing Powerball For Sports Exercise
Want To Watch Soccer Online Check Out These 3 AwesWatch Free Live Espn Sky Sports Tv Streaming On Pc
Watch Live Football On Your Pc For FreeWatch Live Nfl Streaming Online Football On Fox Cb
Watch Live Premier League Soccer On Your Laptop OrWatch Live Sports Espn Starsports Sky Sports Nfl F
Watch Nfl Football Game Online On Pc Tv Watch Tv OWater Sports In Malta
Ways To Watch Espn Live Football And Fifa World CuWearing Nike Air Max To Perfect Your Sports Perfor
Weird And Wonderful SportsWhat Do Soccer Uniforms Look Like
What Is The Best Offensive Line Blocking Scheme FoWhat Is The Point In Football Tips
What Professional Football Jerseys The Most PopulaWhat To Choose For Soccer Cleats
What Youll Want To Find Out About Basketball GoalsWhen Soccer Came To Brazil
Where Should I Put My Best Players On Defense CoacWhich Sports Balm Is Right For You
Who Invented FootballWholesale Sports Clothing The Best In Outdoor Wear
Why Black Football Shirts Outsell Other ColoursWhy It Is Critical To Use The Right Sports Sunglas
Why Soccer Is My Favorite SportWhy Sports Apparel Is Growing
Why Sports Massage And Basketball Go Hand In HandWhy We Need To Get Soccer Jersey Earlier
Win The Football Pools Do Systems Really WorkWorld Soccer League Exciting Virtual Soccer Game
Your Sports Gear Must Represent Your ProfessionaliYouth Brazilian Soccer Training Video Speed Traini