Defense Tips

Basketball for Coaches, shares that though “crossovers and dunks make spectators stand up from their seats and cheer and get players excited.  It’s defense that will have a bigger impact on the amount of success you have individually and as a team.”

So here are some of the 47 defender tips that they encourage you to work on:

  • Focus on Forcing Tough Shots
  • Commit to Becoming a Great Defender
  • Always Defend the Opposition’s Best Player
  • Prepare Physically and Mentally to Play Great Defense
  • Always Give Multiple Efforts
  • Learn How to Close Out Correctly
  • Watch Your Opponent’s Chest or Waist
  • Stay Lower Than Your Opponent at All Times
  • Know Your Opponent
  • Be a Student of the Game

“Since few players put a focus on defense, doing so is one of the best opportunities a player has of separating themselves from the crowd and advancing from a mediocre player to a great player.”


For details:  47 Basketball Defense Tips (Become a Great Defender)

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