The topic of defensive transition from full court to half court comes from the unique coaching experiences of Doc Sadler. Coach Sadler begins with stance and sliding technique and includes two drills to reinforce his teachings - the 25-second drill and the zigzag slide drill. Next, Sadler initiates a series of full court defensive drills. The 2-on-2 drill uses the whole floor and relies on communication, ball pressure and defensive slides. This drill changes to 3-on-3, converts back to 3-on-2 and finishes at 4-on-4 full court. Putting all the concepts together into one drill creates many teaching opportunities for the coach. Priorities reinforced include: Not letting the ball be entered to the post, to block off penetration at the elbows and keeping the ball out of the lane is a key to this defensive system. A coach can improve his teams' defense by working on close-outs, containment and pressuring out during this drill. You can gain a great foundation for your team by learning from Doc Sadler's proven system of defensive transition.
74 minutes. 2006.