In basketball, playmaking and passing are normally associated with the point guard position. A role fit for the smaller players, point guards (or PGs) can utilize their “vertically gifted” teammates’ heights by dishing accurate passes to their locations. They are also tasked to deliver the ball to the other side of the court due to their mobility and better ball-handling skills. But due to the ever-evolving aspect of the game, adjustments have to be made in order to adapt with its changes. Nowadays, taller players facilitate their team mainly because of their advantage of seeing the court better.
The coach must consider four major areas when designing a full-court offensive attack versus man-to-man and zone pressure. Teams must carry out four specific steps to complete the possession and establish a defensive position. First, a team has 5 seconds to get the ball inbounds. Second, after the ball is touched inbounds, high school and college teams have 10 seconds, and pro teams
Five people who watch the same game will likely give five different responses when you ask them detailed questions about the performance of any player on the court. Most people can identify the high scorers during the game, but when you ask, "What did you think of his defense, his ability to play the passing lanes, his rebounding
Regardless of body characteristics, good defenders have several identifiable qualities. They are athletic and quick. They enjoy physical contact, anticipate well, play with reckless abandon, love to take the challenge, and are usually good team players. They will sacrifice their bodies by taking the charge, boxing out, and defending bigger, stronger opponents. They have a focused mind-set. Defensive-minded players respond well to predetermined goals, for both the team
In category 7, we learned that defense is about dissecting team concepts into comprehensible, individual units called defensive fundamentals. Players must work at understanding these 16 fundamentals and be able to execute their techniques proficiently. Once they accomplish that, the parts become integral components of a complete defensive system that has five major objectives. Defense
Coaches who really appreciate point guards are the ones who’ve had to try coaching without one.
• A coach on the floor like the great John Stockton.
• Has peripheral awareness and makes good decisions with the ball.
For years, basketball preseason and seasonal training focused solely on developing players' endurance. Athletes were told to run long distances several days a week and play games during the off-season, although there was no evidence that this regimen prepared them for the rigors of the season. Now we know that besides stamina, basketball