Coach Val Conducting a Defense Drill

Coach Val is conducting a Defense Drill. Key points are: Low stance, weight on the front of the feet, not the heels. Hands ready to steal the ball or intercept the pass. Most young defenders watch the ball or the player’s eyes which is wrong, and could allow them to be “faked out’ by a good dribbler. We teach the defenders to look at the ball handler’s chest and to stay between his man and the basket.

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