Blocking Shots Can Lead To Foul Trouble And Other Defensive Problems.
Instead, Try This Simple Defensive Tactic That Can
Decrease Your Opponents' Shooting Percentage By As Much AS 25 Percent!
It doesn't matter if you play zone, man to man, or press...
Contesting shots can greatly improve your defense!
Notice, that I'm saying "contesting" and NOT "blocking." I believe teaching players to block shots can form bad habits, and most players do not have the ability to consistently block shots without hurting the team's defense.
Here are some tips to Contesting Shots:
I recently read an old article in a Winning Hoops newsletter where a coach did a study on 5 basketball games. It included games of Cincinnati & North Carolina, Temple & Kansas, Michigan State & Louisville, Kentucky & Indiana, and Maryland & Oklahoma.
In the article, he recorded that..
NON-contested shots made 58.4% of their shots.
Contested shots only made 33.6% of their shots.
That's a 25% percent difference!
Contesting shots is not the only factor (rebounding, turnovers, and so on) that determines a win or loss, but it certainly is a critical one.
Start contesting shots today and watch your defense improve!
You can also find more defensive drills & strategies in our Man to Man Defense System
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