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5 Defense_Handouts - 10/22/2009 5 Defense Philosophy 5D is...

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10/22/2009 1 5 Defense Philosophy 5D is a very aggressive and proactive, half court defense. we dictate what happens on our defensive end of the court. we are going to apply consistent strong pressure to the ball, and not allow teams to run their offenses. we will work hard to force the ball to the side of the court, and keep it there. we will “cheat” our defense to protect against baseline penetration, and pride ourselves in keeping the ball out of the middle of the court. we will force turnovers, and deny high percentage shots (layups, offensive put backs, and low post offense) Philosophy cont. 5D is a great defense for us, because it requires all five defenders to play well and together in order to be successful. four players doing their jobs, and one not, will usually result in a high percentage shot for our opponents. Each of you needs to do your job in this defense, and count on your teammates to be doing theirs as well. “GAUCHOBACK” is absolutely essential! Principles: 1. Great transition defense. Get back quickly, communicate, stop the quick shot, and get organized 2. Ball pressure. We will apply good, solid pressure to the ball at all times. We will not all allow penetrating passes, lob passes, or good, skip passes to be thrown. We will be trying to force
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