Saturday, September 13, 2008

Transition Defense

Transition defense is one of the most important parts of defense, in my opinion. If you can consistently stop your opponent from easy transition baskets, you are going to be successful more often than not. I don't know how you all teach transition defense, but below is how I do it.

My goal as a coach is for every player to get a foot in the lane, turn around and find the ball, then find their man. I picked up a great saying from another coach (Coach Lok) about transition defense: rim, ball, man. Those three words are what I try to pound into the heads of the players. It's a saying that is easy to remember and it lets players know exactally what the priorities are on transition defense.

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