Automatic "Ping Pong" Defensive Adjustment to Make in The 1-3-1 Zone Defense

Forty year college & high school coaching veteran Will Rey explains an automatic adjustment your 1-3-1 defense should make to prevent the offense from throwing the ball back and forth between two players (ping-pong).




Coach Rey had a team in his conference that would throw the ball back-and-forth between offensive players on the wing and the baseline. This was creating problems for his team by making his defense adjust to the passes back and forth.

For that reason, Coach Rey goes to an automatic 'Butterfly' defense adjustment as soon as a team starts to throw the ball back and forth from the wing to the corner.

A "Butterfly" adjustment is when the defensive player on the wing gets between the ball and the offensive player on the wing, just as you see in the video. This makes a pass back to the wing difficult to make, and prevents the offense from just throwing the ball back and forth.



This video clip is from Will Rey’s 31 Defense - The Disruptive 1-3-1 Zone Defense.



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