By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014
Alex Clemsen, University of Missouri Head Assistant Coach, starts by explaining that the stance is the first line of defense. He explains the importance of the lead foot forward, and having the lead leg forward you only have to worry about the opponent attacking one leg.
Drill Summary: Coach Clemsen explains the body positions in the split stance. The head is in front of the shoulder, shoulder in front of the knee, and the knee in front of the toe. He also explains the movement in a stance. He states that your body should stay in alignment along with your feet in correct position, moving forward, backward, and side-to-side.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Under Rob Fulford, Huntington Prep has finished ranked in the top 6 nationally in all of the major national high school basketball polls over the past two years. In “Zig Zags”, Coach Fulford reviews the fundamentals of a defensive stance along with the movement of playing the basketball defensively. This is a drill Huntington Prep does regularly to reinforce the importance of defense and ball pressure.
Player Movements: After going through this drill first at half speed, in order to warm the team up and review stance, the team goes all out. The drill starts in the corner with players sliding to the elbow, half court at the sideline, opposite elbow, and then opposite corner. Once a player completes the drill on one side of the floor, he will sprint to the next corner and do the same movement in the opposite direction.
Drill Essentials: Players need to stay low, slide without crossing their feet, talk, hit the floor when changing direction, and have active hands.
1) Talk/Be Loud
2) Stay Low in Your Stance
4) Head Up
5) Active Hands