The 4-1 zone defense is a special type of zone that is setup with four defenders across the high post and wing areas with one additional defender that protects the basket. The main objective of the 4-1 zone defense is to influence the offense to pass the basketball to the corners where the defense is able to set traps and create turnovers.
41 to Man-to-Man Starting in the 4-1 setup, we go to man-to-man defense on the first pass (diagram 15). On the flight of the ball, everyone matches up man-to-man. You can adjust your initial spots in the 4-1 set so that you get the right match-ups, and avoid any mis-matches. Then just run your usual man-to-man defense and rules (diagram 16). Additional comments
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The 5 main man-to-man defense rules: 1. No middle penetration. 2. No ball reversals. 3. No help one pass away. 4. No face cuts. 5. Move when the ball moves. The man-to-man defense is one of the best defenses you can run with your team no matter what level you’re coaching.
Disadvantages of a Zone Defense. Some zone defenses can be more susceptible to the 3-point shot. Players are limited in their athletic development and foot coordination in the zone (there is less movement, particularly for players in the back of the zone). You can argue that man to man defense is better for the development of players.
Pros of Man To Man Defense. There are lots of advantages to man to man defense and why it's effective in a basketball game. Here are the reasons why man to man defense should be in your playbook: You always have a defensive player guarding the dribbler. You isolate the ball-handler to an area of the court.
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Match-up zone is a combination defense, combining elements of man-to-man defense (on ball), and zone defense (away from the ball). It's a zone defense that acts a lot like a good man-to-man defense. The on-ball defender closes-out and plays tight like in man-to-man. The zone away from the ball resembles man-to-man "helpside" defense.
Joe Haefner (Co-Founder of Breakthrough Basketball) says: 4/16/2008 at 3:03:11 PM. Hi Frank, Before you try any zone defense, you want your players to understand the basics of man to man defense. If they do not understand these fundamentals, they will trouble playing any type of defense.
This is a zone defense that acts a lot like a man-to-man defense. The on-ball defender closes-out and pressures the ball. The zone away from the ball resembles man-to-man "help-side" defense.