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The Dependable Guide to Playing Defense in Basketball

The Dependable Guide to Playing Defense in Basketball

Here, my intention is to give you the info you need to improve on defense in basketball. We'll go through... Basic keys to defense in basketballBasketball defense drillsHow to avoid fouls when defendingGetting more steals on defenseHow to contest/block shots on...

The keys to a secure defensive stance in basketball

The keys to a secure defensive stance in basketball

We're going to go through three key aspects of the defensive stance, to help you dictate the play on defense. Although often overlooked, defense in basketball IS a skill. It also makes up half of the game, so as a basketball player, it deserves your attention. Foot...

How to dominate on defense: Staying in front of the dribbler

How to dominate on defense: Staying in front of the dribbler

In basketball, the ability to stay in front of the player you are guarding is VITAL if you want to dominate on defense. Think about it... as long as you remain between them and the basket, every shot is contested. Then, it's just about applying enough pressure to your...

Four basketball defense drills to improve your game

Four basketball defense drills to improve your game

Nobody wants to be the one getting scored on... it's not fun. So, use these four basketball defense drills to sharpen up your game. The first two can be done alone, while you need someone to play with for the last two. Solo drill #1: Close-out mimic A close-out is...

How to foul less when playing basketball

How to foul less when playing basketball

Learning how to foul less in basketball is important for all players. When playing competitively, one too many fouls and you're out of the game. Even if you're just playing with friends, it's never fun when someone is always hacking and fouling. With these five tips,...

How to play more effective off-ball defense in basketball

How to play more effective off-ball defense in basketball

Being a player who plays great off-ball defense can be just as effective as having one that's a great defender on the ball. "Off-ball defense" simply refers to defending when you aren't guarding the player on the ball. Here are four tips to strengthen your defending...

How to block shots more and protect the basket

How to block shots more and protect the basket

The ability to block shots well and protect the basket is a VERY valuable one. Here are four tips to help you achieve this, so you'll be intimidating player attacking the rim. Jump vertically with your hands straight up When a player is attacking the basket and you...

How to get more steals in basketball

How to get more steals in basketball

By working with this guide on how to get more steals, this ability is yours for the taking. Being able to force a turnover in basketball is a powerful skill, leading to more offense for you and less points for your opponent. Here, you'll be getting three tips on...

How to be a lockdown defender in basketball

How to be a lockdown defender in basketball

By applying the following methods to being a lockdown defender, you'll be shutting down whoever you're guarding and dominating on the defensive side of the floor. We all know that there are two sides to the game: offense AND defense. So, even though defending might...