Pressure defense and how to easily confuse the offense on every possession
This tip will help you reduce scoring and increase turnovers for your opponents.
You can even use it to confuse the offense on almost every possession.
The constant stress results in sloppy turnovers and lack of offensive flow. And usually, this means a spurt of easy points for you.
The tip is actually quite simple.
You give the offense different defensive looks while using the same rules and principles with your defense. For example...
In Coach Haske's Uptempo System, he runs 3 different types of presses: blue, white & gold. And each one looks slightly different.
However, all of the basic principles and rules remain the same in each type of press.
So even though it appears different to the offense, it's actually the same defense for you. You don't have to teach anything new besides starting positions.
Also, due to Haske's rules and principles, even if you start in the same formation every time, each possession can look different. This is a second factor that confuses the defense.
How Coach Haske Gives The Offense A Different Look On Every Possession
Here is the setup for the different types of presses.
Blue Press - This is the main press that is used most often. Blue press means you play behind the offense. You allow the inbound pass to the corner. Once the ball is inbounded, you follow the rules of the press.
White Press - In this press, the defenders step in from the ball and turn their backs to the ball. They must deny all inbound passes. They turn up the pressure and try to create lazy, high lob passes. The defenders in back play a half front but should not give up a deep pass. Once the ball is inbounded, you follow the rules of the press.
Gold Press - In this press the defenders also step in from the ball and turn their backs to the ball. The difference from the white press is that the 4 man is moved off the ball and begins above the top of the key. This can be used against a great point guard. The 4 man will shadow the point guard.
Coach Haske will change up the press to see how the other team reacts to the change and adjust accordingly.
Even if you're not a pressure team, you can still use this principle for your base defense.
This will help you reduce their scoring and increase turnovers by consistently confusing the offense and putting constant stress on them.
Related Resources:Keith Haske's Uptempo Basketball System - Pressure Defense, Pressure Offense
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