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Coaching Middle School Basketball: 3-2 Match-Up Zone

Item Number: YBD-04500B

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Features & Benefits
  • Prevent dribble penetration with this match-up zone that covers all areas of the perimeter
  • Learn how to tweak the match-up zone in order to guard out-of-bounds-under plays
  • Learn five breakdown drills that will teach the various actions for specific positions in the zone
  • Discover how athletic basketball players can trap or bait an opponent into making bad passes that lead to easy baskets on the other end of the floor
with Nick Cammarano, Frank Antonides (NJ) Middle School Boys' Basketball Coach;
career winning percentage (.715), eight 20 win seasons, 2 undefeated seasons (including 30-0 in 2003), 1 Run for the Roses Championship, 284 career wins in 15 seasons;
Founder and Director of the Quality Basketball Instruction (QBI) Basketball Camps

The goal of any defense is to limit opponents from scoring easy, high percentage baskets. As part of his middle school basketball series, Nick Cammarano turns to the defensive end of the floor and demonstrates his stifling 3-2 match-up zone defense. Using whiteboard diagrams to draw out drills, movements and responsibilities of the 3-2 match-up zone, along with on-court demonstrations to illustrate the system, Cammarano covers every situation your defense will face.

If you're looking for a defense that creates confusion and forces opponents to take bad shots out of the corner of the zone then look no further than the 3-2 match-up zone. Coach Cammarano begins by explaining how the zone should move along with coverage areas for each player. Building from the initial set-up, he demonstrates five breakdown drills that can be used to teach different aspects of the zone such as defending screens or a high post flasher.

Teach players how to defend five different offensive set-ups against the 3-2 match-up zone including the traditional 2-1-2 zone. As guards fly around creating illusions of no-driving angles on the floor, post players will learn to bait shooters into bad shots from the corner of the court. Opponents will be forced to take one of the worst shots on the court.

If you're looking for an aggressive defense, Coach Cammarano demonstrates how to use the 3-2 match-up zone as a trapping defense that creates turnovers, throws opponents out of rhythm, and creates havoc on the defensive end. He also demonstrates how to shift the zone to defend baseline out-of-bounds situations, use two different alignments, Diamond and 1, and how to tilt the zone and defend any offensive situation you might come across during the season.

This is a must-have DVD for any level of coach that is looking for a zone defense. After many years of successfully coaching at the middle school level, Coach Cammarano has developed a unbeatable way to win with the 3/2 match-up zone defense that forces your opponents taking bad shots.

70 minutes. 2014.

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Ratings & Reviews

Coaching Middle School Basketball: 3-2 Match-Up Zone
on July 15, 2014
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by StephenMarks62

Good presentation overall. As a MS coach myself on both the boys and girls side I think that it might be tough to get the kids to match-up. That being said he was very thorough in his coverage of defending various offense, match-up rules, and breakdown drills. You could buy this, watch it, and be ready to put right into you playbook.

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Coaching Middle School Basketball: 3-2 Match-Up Zone
on January 20, 2014
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by Crafty

Coach Cammarano’s 3-2 zone is unique in that the two low post players stay in the paint and the three perimeter players are responsible for dropping to cover the corners. This DVD is the most complicated (but not confusing) of the series; it shows how to match-up to a lot of different situations such as 1-4 high, low and 2-1-2 “tilt” sets, inbounds plays, ways to trap and a diamond and one adjustment. It’ll require extra time for middle school players to grasp all these logical variations but it’s worthwhile to have such an arsenal to throw at opponents. Of course, matching up correctly is half the job; the other is actually getting the stop. This defensive approach has the potential to respond and cause headaches for simplified middle school offenses!

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