Basketball Systems, Skills & Drills

Husky closeouts

Mike Neighbors

Three defenders start in the paint, when coach dribbles from halfcourt, one defender takes the ball, the other two get to gap positions.

Coach passes to a wing, the defence adjusts, the offence passes and dribbles, only the ballhandler can attack inside the arc, with no ballscreens.

See Defending - Dick Bennett 3 on 3 close-out, Scrimmage - 4 on 3.

Coach shoots when satisfied with the defence, everyone rebounds except coach (the safety), on a defensive rebound it's 3-on-2 to the other basket, flip-flop players and repeat.

Progression - 4 on 3.

- an attacker with the ball shoots when coach calls "shot"
- coach can wave through 2 or 3, dribble to a wing, then drive middle or baseline
- 2 on 1 coming back, the shooter defends, other players go off
- 2 on 3 coming back.
Basketball WA - 3 plus coach v 4 - only coach can shoot the ball, play to a stop or score then 4 on 3 to the other basket and 3 on 4 coming back.

See Defending - Procopio 3 on 3 shrink, Shell breakdowns, Rebounding - Box out to 3 on 2.up

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