with Andy Landers, University of Georgia Head Women's Basketball Coach;
distinguished member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2007);
4x National Coach of the Year; has led Georgia to 5 NCAA Final Four appearances; 7x SEC Champions; over 900 career wins
For the first time anywhere, legendary University of Georgia Head Women's Basketball Coach Andy Landers shows how to increase ball pressure and prevent the ball from getting into the paint with his twist on the 2-3 zone defense. The key to this defense is the "flip-flop" rotations that allow interchangeable players to cover multiple spots on the floor.
The defense is explained in a three-part, on-court player demonstration featuring:
Coach Landers shows how the two guards—one high and one at the high post—start in the defense. He explains their responsibilities and shows how they effectively eliminate perimeter penetrations using his "Flip-Flop" philosophy between the two players. Learn how the guards rotate to apply ball pressure and deny the high post at all times versus ball movement, player movement and changing alignments along the perimeter. Coach Landers also shows how to eliminate dribble penetration by using run and jump principles to help on a blow-by or to disrupt ball screens. The rotations allow these two players to keep pressure on the ball while the rest of the defense protects the paint. To close this segment, he discusses how guards defend the low post for situations where they need to double team the player.
Again using his "Flip-Flop" philosophy, Coach Landers demonstrates how to cover the low post, corner, wing and, the most dangerous spot for a zone, the short corner. He starts by showing how the defense doubles any time the low post player gets the ball in the paint. You'll see how his backline defenders work together to deny the post from ever catching the ball while also extending their coverage to the perimeter by pressuring the ball at the wing and corner locations. Finally, Coach Landers explains how to use the weak side defender to guard flashes and to help with post defense on the ball side. These rotations give your team a structure to crowd the paint and lock down star post players. Several details are covered, including where the defender should line up when the ball is on the wing .
Throughout the presentation, Coach Landers covers game-like situations that every zone defense faces.
Coach Landers gives you a clear system for implementing a zone defense that prevents the ball from touching the paint while allowing your players to turn up the ball pressure.
Produced at the Spring 2014 WBCA Convention in Nashville (TN).
54 minutes. 2014.