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Basketball Defense Drills

Basketball is a popular sport played by two teams of five players with a ball. The game takes place on a rectangular court. The team goal is to score a ball into the basket of the opponent team. The team with the most points wins the game.

The successful playing basketball requires skills, knowledge and abilities from the players. There are various basketball strategies and tactics that allow the teams to play effectively and win the basketball games and competitions.

The basketball strategies can be divided on two large groups:

  • Offensive strategies
  • Defensive strategies.

The defensive strategies are the most popular in basketball. There two main defensive strategies:

  • Zone defense
  • Man-to-man defense.

“Man-to-man defense is a type of defensive tactic used in team sports such as American football, association football, basketball, and netball, in which each player is assigned to defend and follow the movements of a single player on offense. Often, a player guards his counterpart (e.g. center guarding center), but a player may be assigned to guard a different position. The strategy is not rigid however, and a player might switch assignment if needed, or leave his own assignment for a moment to double team an offensive player. "[Wikipedia]

“Zone defense is a type of defense, used in team sports, which is the alternative to man-to-man defense; instead of each player guarding a corresponding player on the other team, each defensive player is given an area known as a "zone" to cover. "[Wikipedia]

Basketball Defense Drills *

Sample 1. Man-to-Man Basketball Defense Drill

This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the vector objects from the "Basketball Courts" and "Basketball Positions" libraries from the Basketball solution. It shows the Man-to-Man Basketball Defense Drill. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

The man-to-man defense is the best of the defensive tactics. It is usually applied at the higher levels of competitions, it is often used to confuse the offense with an unexpected look. The man-to-man defense is more aggressive strategy than the zone defense.

Design Elements - Basketball Positions

Sample 2. Design Elements – Basketball Positions

It’s very convenient for the basketball coaches and specialists to explain the offensive, defensive strategies and rules using the visual drawings. If you need to do this more than once you have to choose an appropriate tool allows you to create and change the diagrams simply and quickly. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Basketball Solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best choice for you.

To quick and easy draw the diagrams that demonstrate the different strategies and tactics, use the "Basketball Courts" and "Basketball Positions" libraries from the Basketball solution and follow the next steps:

  • Simply drag and drop the basketball court from the "Basketball Courts" library;
  • Drag the ready-to-use positions objects from the "Basketball Positions" library and place them on the court;
  • Add arrows or text labels if needed.
Basketball Court Template

Sample 3. Basketball Court Template

The Basketball solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM includes a wide collection of templates and samples to help you draw any basketball-related diagrams and schemas as quickly as possible. All templates are ready-to-modify. You can start from any of them, change positions, add vector clipart from the libraries, text and thus get ready diagram in some clicks.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Basketball Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM or later users.










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