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1-3-1 Zone Defense, Tips, and Drills

The 1-3-1 zone defense is a typically a defense used in the half-court. It can be run as a trapping defense, or packed in to force teams into poor outside shots. Some coaches use the 1-3-1 as a defense to switch things up, while others will use it as their primary defensive scheme.

1-3-1 Zone Articles & Tips

Automatic Trap Out Of 1-3-1 Zone Defense

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

How to Disrupt an Opposing Offense With the 1-3-1 Zone

Do Zone Defenses Better Prepare You For Playoff Basketball?

Steal More Skip Passes With This 1-3-1 Zone Defense Tip

1-3-1 "Lob Pass" Zone Defense

1-3-1 Zone DVD

If you'd like to dig deeper and get more information about developing an effective 1-3-1 zone defense, we highly recommend Will Rey’s 31 Defense. It explains the 1-3-1 defense in detail and breaks the defense down step-by-step and movement-by-movement so that your team will be able to run it effectively when they take the court.

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