Basketball Drill Demonstration


Defensive player moves with offensive player to defend agains the pass and keep himself between the player and the basket. He shifts his stance as the offensive player crosses the center of the court, by fronting the player and "boxing him out" along the baseline.

Coaching points

  1. Keep body between player and basket.
  2. Move in front of player under basket.
  3. Use two hands to feel position of offensive player.
  4. Outside arm on hip.
  5. Eyes on the ball.
  6. Inside arm extended across passing lane.

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