By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
To have an effective 1-3-1 zone defense, the top and wings must be disruptive and get into passing lanes. Former University of Georgia head coach, Dennis Felton, shows how he teaches athletes to play on the perimeter of the 1-3-1 with an emphasis on denying and deflecting passes.
Top & Wings
Drill Summary: Set up with offensive players or coaches on both sides of the court at the wing extended and in the deep corners, as well as a player at each block and one near the free throw line. Next, insert a top player for the 1-3-1 formation, as well as two wing defenders. Pass the ball around between offensive players and have defenders rotate to their corresponding positions they need to defend on the floor. Work on getting in passing lanes and tipping passes, if possible.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Make banana cuts.
2) Don’t let the offense lock you down.
4) Jump to the ball and have big hands.
By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tom Blackford, Fayetteville Manlius High School head boys basketball coach, has put together one of the most terrorizing defenses in the state of New York. In this version of his innovative 1-3-1 zone, the defense drops into a diamond-and-1 after the offense crosses half court.
Drill Summary: Depending on the opponent’s formation, the coach calls out “Rip” or “Liz” from the sideline to let players know which opposing player to run this defense for (Rip = Right, Liz = Left). After determining which player is the focus, the sideline player on that player’s side runs up and face guards the focus player for the entire possession. Meanwhile, the top of the zone drops to the top of the key and the remaining players form a diamond to complete the diamond-and-1 formation.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Face guard the focus player.
2) No trap when the ball crosses half court.
3) Know who goes where in the diamond.
4) Rotate the diamond to follow the ball around the perimeter.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Jerry Petitgoue, Cuba City High School Head Coach, breaks down his 1-3-1 defense that has led his program to multiple state championships. This defense accounts for 90% of his team’s defensive possessions as it limits open looks and creates pressure on the ball. Coach shows his plan to trap the opponent out of this defense to create uncomfortable possessions for the offense.
1-3-1 Defense Overview
Coach sets up his 1-3-1 defense and describes each position within his 1-3-1 defense. The type of player he looks for to execute that position is told in detail. Coach then describes the roles of his players within the trapping defense out of the 1-3-1. This helps create pressure and reduces the quality of possession by the offense, which also create a turnover.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Jerry Petitgoue takes you through a segment of an open practice where you can see him break down his 1-3-1 defense that has lead his program to multiple state championships. This defense accounts for 90% of his team’s defensive possessions. Being able to limit open looks and creating pressure on the ball is essential.
Drill Summary: Coach sets up his 1-3-1 defense and describes each position. The type of player that he looks for to execute each position is told in detail. This defense helps create pressure and reduces the quality of possession by the offense in order to create turnovers.