Al Marshall: Variations and Adjustments Out of the 2-3 Zone
Adjust your 2-3 zone defense to stop everything your opponent throws at you!
- Disrupt the most common plays you'll see against the 2-3 zone defense so nothing catches your players by surprise
- Discover ways to trap in the half court with the 2-3 zone to create more turnovers or force the other team's best player to give up the ball
- Extend your full court pressure with the 2-2-1, 1-3-1, and man-to-man defenses to control the tempo of the game and force turnovers
with Alan Marshall,
Former Cascade (IA) High School Head Coach;
2016 Iowa Class 2A State Runner-up;
3rd on the Iowa all-time wins list (738 victories),
3x State of Iowa Coach of the Year;
led the entire state in defensive scoring average in 7 of the last 11 years (2006-16)
In over four decades of coaching, Al Marshall has seen everything that you can possibly run against the 2-3 zone defense. In this video, he shares his encyclopedic knowledge to help you prepare for the most common offensive attacks. Additionally, you will learn adjustments you can make in your zone to extend your defense to full court pressure, force turnovers with half court traps, or confuse your opponent by locking down specific players.
Defend Common Situations against a 2-3 Zone
Over the course of the season you are going to see a variety of different strategies used against your zone. Your players need you to be prepared for these different attacks. Through whiteboard lectures and on-court demonstration, Coach Marshall discusses how to defend high post flashes, point guard penetration, skip passes to shooters behind screens, lob plays, ball screens, and more.
For every strategy demonstrated, you will learn how to adjust your defense to counter how your opponent is trying to score.
Full Court Pressure
You'll see a package of full court defenses that can help you take time off the shot clock or increase the pressure to force turnovers. Marshall demonstrates how you can vary the pressure and confuse your opponents with a 2-2-1 press, full court man-to-man, and a 1-3-1 press.
In addition, see how you can add in double teams to your 2-3 zone defense through three different trapping situations. These are a great way to catch your opponent by surprise after a timeout or dead ball.
Shut Down the Opponent's Star Player
Coach Marshall shows how to adjust for teams with a star player. You can create confusion and neutralize these talented players with a chaser. You'll see how you can use this defense to take away great shooters, post players, and more. Learn how you can shift the zone from a diamond to box alignment to keep the opponent guessing throughout the game. This is a perfect adjustment toward the end of the season when you're playing a team for the second time or heading into postseason play.
This video covers a wide range of special situations your team will encounter. Whether you're strictly a 2-3 defensive team or utilize this defense to prevent late-game perimeter shots, Coach Marshall will help you fine-tune your craft to excel in any situation!