Learn the secrets of the 3-2 zone defense and how it can work for you.
The game of basketball is constantly-changing and new strategies are developed every year. The most popular of these changes in today's game is the use of the ball screen in nearly every offensive set. The ball screen initiates dribble penetration to the middle of the floor and is a difficult technique to defend because it requires excellent communication, quick decision-making, and exceptional effort. Using on-court players, Tim Jankovich takes you through the fundamentals of the 3-2 zone defense; a defense designed to negate dribble penetration by shoring up the middle of the paint and forcing passes to be made to the wings and corners.
Coach Jankovich outlines every aspect of the 3-2 zone, starting with the qualities required of a team wishing to adopt this defensive approach.
Front Line:Coach Jankovich positions the three defenders along the front line of the zone and discusses the responsibilities and rotational patterns depending on ball position. Jankovich discusses the "accordion effect", and demonstrates how the front three must interact with each other in order to shut down dribble penetration. You will learn the number one responsibility of the middle-man and how to effectively defend the high post.
Back Line:Jankovich aligns the back line and discusses the "connected by a string" analogy as it applies to the two post defenders. He demonstrates three approaches for creating havoc once the ball enters the low post, and the importance of the "sprint in faster than sprint out" ideology as it pertains to defensive corner close-outs.
Special Situations:Learn several common alignments that an offense will utilize in an attempt to attack the zone and how each can be defended. Various offensive schemes such as the strong side overload, baseline runner, and those designed to target corner 3-point attempts are all addressed. Corner traps (with a weak-side "Flyer") as well as denying the ball reversal out of the corner are two of the defensive tactics demonstrated. Coach also discusses a defensive counter to a 2-guard offensive attack by demonstrating an all-out trap at half court with all five members of the zone sprinting to their designated coverage areas.
The 3-2 zone defense is one of the toughest defenses for your opponents will face with its ability to shut down dribble penetration, force outside jump shots, and guard against easy looks into the post. Implement the 3-2 half-court zone defense this season and stifle the opposition's game plan!
54 minutes. 2012.
Good DVD. Coach Jankovich does a good job of explaining player responsibilities and zone slides. I would have liked to see more live 5 on 5 and coach then discuss where the breakdowns occur.
Great DVD. Very simple to understand and implement at the MS/HS level. Jankovich is a great teacher of the game.
This is a very good DVD for any coach interested in zone defense. The way it is explained is simple and easy to implement with your team. I would highly recommend this DVD to anyone who wants to install the 3-2.
I like the way this defense works. I thinkn the bluff is a great idea.
Coach Jankovich has a good feel for the zone. He goes beyond the typical zone slides presentation. He is well prepared and thorough. If you want to play 3-2, I would check out this dvd.
Solid explanation. After watching you can for sure implement this in your playbook. Jankovich covers also a few countermoves the offense can use to attack this defense and how to solve that.
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