Install a true a match-up zone that will confuse your opponents!
- Use the "bump" strategy to adjust coverage areas and eliminate giving up corner 3-pointers against overloads
- Learn the 80-20 rule defenders should have when guarding off the ball
- See how to defend the low post and the responsibilities defenders have when the weak side wing flashes
with Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors (NBA) Head Coach; Most career wins in Raptors franchise history; Led Toronto to the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals; won a NBA Championship as an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks (2011)
Veteran NBA coach Dwane Casey has long been regarded as a defensive guru. He helped the Dallas Mavericks win an NBA championship by incorporating a match-up 2-3 zone defense that could neutralize some of the greatest players on the planet. The fundamentals of his "Fist" zone defense will enable you to keep up with even the best teams on your schedule.
Coach Casey breaks down the intricacies of his defense with practice drills that simulate common offensive strategies versus the zone. See how Coach Casey teaches members of the Humber Hawks men's basketball team at Humber College (who have never run his 2-3 zone before) to be able to run a 2-3 zone like an NBA team would.
Installing a 2-3 Zone
Build your match-up zone defense from the ground up with the essential fundamentals. Coach Casey shows you how the court is divided into quadrants to teach your players basic positioning and their responsibilities. He explains his philosophy for defending the ball and providing help support with the nearest players. You'll learn how to adjust these strategies based on the location of the ball and the defender who is applying pressure.
Communication in the Zone Defense
See how Coach Casey teaches communication and terminology within a 2-3 zone setting. Your defenders will learn how to communicate baseline runners to initiate "bumps" in player coverage. This strategy helps you counter your opponent's attempts at overloading one side of the court. Coach Casey implements a drill you can use in your practices to reinforce concepts such as forcing the direction of drives from the wing, "bum rushing" the ball, and sitting on the post to help protect the paint.
Coach Casey adds a flasher into the high post to challenge your defense's match-up responsibilities. Players will learn how to extend outside of their coverage areas based on the situational needs. You will also learn how to use communication to solve confusing situations and trade match-ups for players that are moving through multiple zones.
Additionally, you'll learn how the match-up zone can be applied to both sideline and baseline inbound situations to disrupt your opponent's carefully crafted plays with a defensive change-up.
This video by Coach Casey goes in-depth to explain the secrets to a true 2-3 match-up zone with finer detail than any other video on the market!