Here's what I mean.
Within Dynamic Defense
, there are four basic defensive levels for players to achieve. The first level
requires you to be able to guard the ball and keep it out of the middle one-third of the floor.
To achieve the second level
, a player must not only guard the ball, but he or she must be able to defend away from the ball. That means being in a position to help a teammate keep the ball from being shot, driven, or passed into the middle one-third.
A Level Three defender must be able to guard the ball, guard away from the ball and to also guard situations. What’s a situation
? It’s an offensive action that has forced the defense to switch and rotate. You’ll know you’re about to define a situation when your players say, “Coach, what do we do in this situation?”
The Level Four defender knows the best way for everyone to rotate out
of a Level 3 situation, and get back to their original responsibilities, without giving up a basket.
Now, what’s dynamic about those four levels?