With Brenda Frese, University of Maryland Head Women's Coach; 2006 NCAA Champions, 2002 National Coach of the Year.
A big part of Coach Frese's success as a coach comes from her brilliance when it comes to the 2-3 match-up zone. The match-up is a combination of man-to-man and zone principles. Benefits of this zone are that it can be played by teams short on size, quickness, athletic ability or numbers. Also, it is flexible because your team can trap out of the zone and stunt against a good post player. Frese details the roles of all five players in this defense; all players must constantly talk and move as a unit with the constant pressure on the ball. Extra features include reaction vs. the skip pass, the dribble drive, and bump and adjust. Specific instruction is given when the ball goes into the post, teaching players to maintain sight of the ball. Drills included in this presentation work on guarding the ball in multiple spots on the floor, as well as how to guard the top and the bottom of the zone.
68 minutes. 2007.