In this video, discover an exercise to improve your defensive skills as well as your skills against an opponent.
If you enjoyed this video, why not take a look at some of other group exercises in our basketball programme?
Watch this short tutorial to discover a fun basketball game you can play with a friend to worl on your defensive skills.
Adam Simmons - "Long Rhode Home", "Piano Hop", "Tang-A-Lang"
Published by Alter K
Voiced by Xavier Gianni
In this video, you will learn an exercise to practice escaping your mark and to work on your 1-on-1 game.
To succeed in the exercise, the offence player must manage to escape their mark to receive the ball, then score quickly.
One player, the passer, stands along the central line, behind the three point line.
An offence player stands to one side of the basket, also behind the three point arc, with an opponent facing them.
The exercise is limited to this quarter of the court.
The offence player has to escape the defender in order to receive the ball from the passer.
They can try a V cut, which means slowly driving the defender under the basket, then sprinting back.
They can also use a backdoor cut if the defence player is anticipating the pass.
Once they've received the ball, they have a maximum of two dribbles to try to score.
To succeed in this exercise, the offence player will have to make a strong drive to make it hard for the opponent to defend.
They can also take a long shot if the defender leaves too much space .
As long as the offence player scores, they keep attacking. The defender and the passer switch roles.
If the defenders intercepts the ball, it is then their turn to attack. The offence player becomes the passing player, and the passing player goes to defend.
Remember to do this exercise on both sides of the basket, switching regularly to practice attacking both from the left and from the right. Over to you!