Coaching Basketball Defense: Top 12 Most Important Things To Emphasize On Defense
As a basketball coach, youve probably struggled to find enough time to teach everything that you want. It seems that all coaches have this problem!
To be an effective coach, you have to prioritize and strategically decide what you will emphasize. Coaching is all about what you emphasize!
If you do not continually harp and emphasize certain aspects, your defense will not be as good as it could be. You need to pay attention to detail and correct your players when needed.
To help determine your defensive priorities, we came up with the “top 12 most important things to emphasize on defense”. Of course, every coaching situation is different, but hopefully this will give you a few ideas and help you determine whats really important.
Here is our list of the top things that we focus on and watch for within our man-to-man defense:
1. Always stop the player with the ball because thats the only person that can score. If the ball is in front of you, stop it!
2. Keep the ball out of the “danger zone” and as far from the basket as...