1-3-1 Zone Defense. By Hoops U. The 1-3-1 Zone Defense is an excellent zone defensive system that can greatly confuse and disrupt opposing offenses. The strength of the 1-3-1 lies in taking away the perimeter shot, as well as being able to pressure and trap with some minor adjustments.
The 1-3-1 zone defense is an aggressive and unique defense that's incredibly difficult to play against. This is because the 1-3-1 cuts off the regular passing lanes and forces the opposition to completely change how they look to score.
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1-3-1 Zone. The 1-3-1 is a very unique zone and can cause some chaos, especially at the younger levels. It is fun to play for defenders as they are active and looking for steals to lead to easy baskets. It cuts off many of the typical passing lanes in basketball and can cause great confusion for the offensive team.
Although their zone alignments may start out the same, no two zones are the same. Each zone defense has its own unique characteristics. They will vary according to a team’s player personnel and shifting abilities. Therefore, coaches cannot just be a spectator and watch the ball during the game.
Zone defense is different from man-to-man defense in that, instead of guarding a particular player, each zone defender is responsible for guarding an area of the floor, or "zone", and any offensive player that comes into that area. Zone defenders move their position on the floor in relationship to where the ball moves.
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In this video, you will learn the basic principal of zone defense, an alternative defensive strategy to man-to-man defense.Make sure you've watched our video...
Double - Great zone play that can be executed against a 2-3 zone, a 3-2 zone, and even a 1-3-1 zone defense. Overload - Very simple zone play that is effective against all zone defenses. Overload 2 - This is a variation of the Overload zone play to help you get more easy buckets. Pitt - This is a great zone play to use against 2-3 zone defenses. Jamie Dixon popularized this play to beat Syracuse's zone defense. Shallow - This is a simple, yet effective zone play that is most useful against a ...
Match-up zone is a combination defense, combining elements of man-to-man defense (on ball), and zone defense (away from the ball). It's a zone defense that acts a lot like a good man-to-man defense. The on-ball defender closes-out and plays tight like in man-to-man. The zone away from the ball resembles man-to-man "helpside" defense.