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By Wes Kosel. In this series of diagrams, we demonstrate the basics of the 1-3-1 zone defense and how to defend depending on where the basketball is located and also following a specific action such as a skip pass and dribble penetration. Basic Alignment: The goal is to keep 3 players between the ball and the basket.
Conventional, more conservative 1-3-1 zone defense Diagram A shows the basic setup. X1 on the top, X2 and X3 on the wings (near the arc, free-throw line extended), X5 on the post player, and X4 down low. The arrows show how the defenders generally move in the zone.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. has perfected the 2-3 zone. The 2-3 zone defense is the most commonly used zone defense. It has the advantage of protecting the inside, lane area, and keeps your "bigs" inside. Its weakness is it is vulnerable to good outside shooting, with open areas on the wings, point and high post.
Here your 2-1-2 match-up faces a 1-3-1 offense. You see in the diagram how your defensive players match up with the offense. X1 takes the point (O1), and X2 gets the right wing player (O2), while X3 comes out to pick up the left wing (O3) Refer to Diagram B. The 2-1-2 match-up zone faces a 3-out, 2-in offensive set.
The 2-3 zone defense is by far the most common zone in basketball and is more than likely the specific formation that will come to a coaches mind when they hear the term ‘zone’ relating to basketball. The 2-3 zone defense involves two players across the top of the zone near each high post; these players are referred to as the ‘guards’ (1 and 2), two players a step outside of each block; known as the ‘forwards’ (3 and 4), and a player in the middle of the key referred to as the ...
3-2 Zone Defense With the 3-2 zone, you drop the point defender (X1) down on the free throw line. Because of this, you can also position your wing defenders out a little wider. This will help defending the high post, but allows the point guard some open shots. With the 3-2 zone, you can still cover the wing the same as in the 1-2-2 zone seen in diagram B.
2-3 (2-1-2) Zone Basketball Defense. Summary. This zone is similar to the 2-3 zone that Jim Boeheim uses at Syracuse. This is can be a very effective zone defense, because it still covers the 3-point arc as well as the inside game. 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 players.
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 ...
The 3-2 zone defense is a disruptive half-court zone that forces the opposition out of their regular offensive structure and set plays. The main reason for this is that the 3-2 zone hard denies the wings from the top of the key and forces the opposition to initiate offense with a skip pass to the corner or to play through the mid-range.
In a zone defense players are responsible for guarding an area (zone) of the court. This is an alternative to man to man defense where players are responsible for guarding a specific player on the opposing team. Reasons to Play Zone - Advantages of a Zone Defense. Good zones can limit the numbers of fouls you commit.