There are a few different common types of zone defense. They are used to stop different offensive strategies and may be combined with other defensive principles as well. 1-2-2 Zone Defense. 1-3-1 Zone Defense. 2-3 Zone Defense. 3-2 Zone Defense.
1-3-1 Zone Defense. By Hoops U. The 1-3-1 Zone Defense is an excellent zone defensive system that can greatly confuse and disrupt opposing offenses. The strength of the 1-3-1 lies in taking away the perimeter shot, as well as being able to pressure and trap with some minor adjustments.
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Point-Zone Defense. Dave Robbins Circle Defense. Buzz Twilight Zone Defense. 1-2-2 and 3-2 Zone Defenses. 1-3-1 Zone Defense. Amoeba Defense. SWARM Defense. Zone defense is different from man-to-man defense in that, instead of guarding a particular player, each zone defender is responsible for guarding an area of the floor, or "zone", and any offensive player that comes into that area.
Basketball Zone Formation. A basketball formation describes how players move and position themselves on the court in relation to players on the opposing team.There are offensive formations but they are most stressed on the defensive side of the ball as there is a lot less improvisation on this side of the ball.
1-3-1 Match-up Zone Defenses ... a detailed 1-3-1 match-up zone from Coach Ken Sartini. Junk Defenses ... defending the star player, "box-and-1", "diamond-and-1", "triangle-and-2", "inverted triangle-and-2", "1-3 and a chaser", and "3-1 and a chaser".
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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.
Zone Plays Against 2-3 Zones, 3-2 Zones, and 1-3-1 Zones. Double - Great zone play that can be executed against a 2-3 zone, a 3-2 zone, and even a 1-3-1 zone defense. Overload - Very simple zone play that is effective against all zone defenses.
Defender 1 and defender 3 form the trap. Defender 2 slides over to slightly above the free throw line. He is anticipating a pass back to the top of the key or a skip pass to the opposite wing. Defender 5 takes a step out to try to anticipate a pass to the corner.