Defensive basketball are two important aspects for each player. These are footwork and vision, all of which can be explained in this article.
Three major steps must be mastered:
1. The approach step.
2. The slide step.
3. The retirement step.
The approach step is used when it is placed in the right defensive position when the opponent receives the ball.
The sliding step is used when the opponent moves sideways, vertically or obliquely.
The retirement step is designed to protect the opponent to experiment with the basket.
The approach step. As the opponent gets the ball in the scoring range, the defender must swiftly turn to the defensive position. Your body should be low and its weight is divided by both feet. Forwarding is done with a fast and almost simultaneous slider. The back foot never advances to the right. The number of steps required depends on whether the player is away from his opponent.
A Slide Step. As the opponent passes through the yard, the defending player puts both legs in line with the opponent. No foot is in front of the other. The body rolls again with the weight distributed evenly with the two legs.
If the defending player moves to the right, the first step is to move the left foot to the right. As the left foot touches the floor, the right leg is moved to the right about 20 inches. Moving the right leg moves the left foot movement so fast that it is almost simultaneous.
The consecutive movement of the left and right legs follows that the defending player can stay alongside the attacking player. Of course, if the defensive player moves to the left, the first step is with his right foot.
The retirement step. If your opponent drives or cuts the basket, the retirement step must be used. If the defending player has the right leg and the attacker is on the left side of the defending player, the oblique step is only necessary. However, if the driver has the defending player, the defending player must be about 90 degrees. After the body is shifted, the oblique slide will be used.
Vision is just as important to defensive basketball as an attacking game. Appropriate visual acuity allows the defender to see both his opponent and the ball at the same time. In addition, it allows them to see attack screens and defensive situations that may require assistance.
Peripheral vision is important. Good-visioned players must be able to see action within an area that is almost 180 degrees.
If the defending player has guarded an opponent with the ball, then his eyes must focus on the attacking player's belt or the middle. This is very important because the middle part is a part of his body, the attacking player can not be used for forgery. By using peripheral vision, the defensive player must be able to see both left and right actions.
If the defending enemy ball protects the opponent, his eyes must focus on a spot that is centered between the opponent and the ball. Their peripheral vision allows them to see both their opponent and the ball, which is an important requirement for man-to-man defense.
1. Keep your knees bent, the back is low, and your back is almost straight, your head is erect.
2nd Stay out of the corner.
3rd Do not cross your legs.
4th Look at the opponent's strap.
5th Never leave the floor until your opponent entered the air.
6th Do not turn the ball overhead.
7th Block your opponents in the scoring area near the basket.
8th Please ask your opponent for the rebound attempts.
ninth Do not let the opponent get the ball near the basket.
10th Talk about protection. Do not be silent sister.
Continue to practice defensive basketball.