The Box and 1 is a hybrid defense that combines elements of man to man and zone to try to confuse opposing offenses. This defense is great as an "change of pace" style defense or as a gameplan technique to shut down an opposing team that has an offense primary run through a single player. Primarily the Box and 1 will want to be used against teams that shoot poorly from the perimeter as the box focuses heavily on keeping the ball away from the basket.
This hybrid zone defense allows you to take away the best scoring option from the opposing team and protects the paint from easy scores.
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2-1-2 Zone Defense. Often used in youth basketball, the 2-1-2 zone defense plays two above the free-throw line, one player in the middle of the key and two in the baseline. This defense prevents baseline attacks and paint scoring. Matchup Zone. A matchup zone is a man-to-man and zone defense hybrid.
We ran a hybrid of Lute Olson's 1-1-3 zone defense and a box-and-one. For simplicity, we'll just call it the Rotating Diamond and One Defense, because that's what it looks like. The only difference between Lute Olson's 1-1-3 zone defense is that we only have one player on the top of the zone. Bottom rotations are the same.
Match-up zone is a combination defense, combining elements of man-to-man defense (on ball), and zone defense (away from the ball). It's a zone defense that acts a lot like a good man-to-man defense. The on-ball defender closes-out and plays tight like in man-to-man. The zone away from the ball resembles man-to-man "helpside" defense. Be sure to see the detailed animation and Coach Sar's 1-3-1 Match-up Zone.
3-2 (1-2-2) Zone Rotations. 3-2 (1-2-2) zones are commonly used to defend teams with good outside shooting and/or weaker post players. You can also use it as a trapping defense. Youth Coaches: Even though, you CAN win more games, AVOID playing any type of zone defense, because it can teach bad habits and hinder the long-term development of your ...
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The 1-1-3 defense used as a match-up defense with strict man principles, a zone with zone principles, and as a 3/4 court press.
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