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Basketball Defensive Drills - Defensive ball pressure

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Two defenders start in the center of the lane in defensive position facing the coach who is at the top of the key. There are two offensive players each with a ball standing just inside the sideline about 12 feet apart on both sides of the floor. On the whistle, the two defenders sprint to an offensive player (whichever direction the coach indicates), and about 8-10ft from the player they break down into approach position. When they reach the offensive player, the offense moves the ball in every direction as quickly as possible while the defense stays in a good defensive position while following the ball with the hands. Pressure for 20-30 seconds then blow the whistle and the two defenders take the place of the offense and the defense sprints to the other side of the floor to repeat the drill.



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Defensive approach (closeout) and ball pressure


This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.

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