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Steal More Skip Passes With This 1-3-1 Zone Defense Tip (This Can Work For Other Zone Defenses Too)- By Joe Haefner
Here is a tip that will help you get more steals on the skip pass with your 1-3-1 zone defense.
In fact, you can use this tip with other zone defenses too. That's because when the ball is in the corner, zone defense alignments are very similar for most zone defenses.
In this video clip from 31 Defense - The Disruptive 1-3-1 Zone Defense, Coach Will Rey explains and demonstrates the tip.
Initial Set Up
To better understand how this tip works. Here is the initial set up for the 1-3-1 zone defense.
Here is what each of the letters mean for the defense.
C - Chaser
M - Middle
T - Tail
RW - Right Wing
LW - Left Wing
Ball In The Corner
When a pass is made to the corner, the defense transitions to these new positions.
Stealing The Skip Pass
As you can see, the Chaser (C) should be high enough to steal the skip pass.
If they sink too far into the lane as Coach Rey showed in the video, it becomes too difficult to steal the skip pass.
If you are interested in learning more about this defense, check out Will Rey's 31 Defense - The Disruptive 1-3-1 Zone Defense.
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