University of Denver Head Coach, Bill Tierney, explains one of the most well known defensive methods: the “slide if you must” defense. This defense is popular due to its flexibility and ability to make adjustments with ease. This defensive method allows a coach to make simple game time adjustments, vary his defenses slide scheme, and find advantages within individual match ups.
“SLIDE IF YOU MUST” DEFENSE
Tierney shares the major adjustments that would be effective responses to common offensive strategies. Defensive skills usually seen in this defense would include shutting off, early slides, on-ball aggressiveness, and fake sliding. Coach Tierney will then give more detailed explanations of this defense against different offenses.