Defending Parallel Lines

Post date: Feb 5, 2015 6:07:25 AM

Court positioning and individual responsibilities can be confusing and overwhelming when young players are learning team defense, but it need not be. Team defense is just like driving a car in that every defensive system has its own "rules of the road" and players, once attuned to these rules, can drive responsibly. Watch the concept of parallel lines while covering short and deep areas of the court, and see how the wing players coordinate movement with the center back player, placing two players on every ball, and ensuring a dig.