Point of Pick-Up — The area of the court where the defense will pick-up and start defending. Pre-Rotate — A designated help defender who rotates early to take on the cutter whether rolling or flaring. Protect— Protect the basket area, take away lay-ups. “Red Dog” — Hard trap action defending screen/roll.
Block (defensive play) - The term block can be used when a defensive player knocks the basketball out of their opponent's hands or out of the air during an attempted field goal. Block (foul) - A player can be called for a blocking foul if they impede an offensive players path without having established legal defensive position.
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Half-Court Basketball Defense Man-to-Man Defense Zone Defense Junk Defense (A combination of both)
Defensive Basketball TermsA. Anticipate – The ability to recognize what's developing on the court before it actually happens. It's the skill that helps a defender intercept a pass or step over to help a teammate who gets beat. Advance (or Approach) - This is an aggressive step at the ball handler to get her to react.
Defense in basketball may be the most difficult skill to improve, as defense, in general, is difficult to practice on your own unless you are actually playing in a game of one on one to five on five. It helps to be quick and athletic but it’s just not that cut-and-dry to be a great defender.
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Basketball Vocabulary Word List (317) A) Ability, Accusation, Active, Advantage, Aggressive, Alternate, Announcement, Assist, Assistance, Athlete, Athletics, Attempt, Attendance, Attraction, Averages. B) Balance, Ball, Basketball, Battle, Benefit, Berth, Best, Body, Bones, Bounce, Breath, Breathe, Buzzer. C)
1. Move the ball around and make the defense trace the ball with their hands. 2. Jab step forward, left, and right and make sure the defense is adjusting their stance’s accordingly. 3. Shot fake. Have the defense yell “SHOT” and have them turn and Box Out. 4.
Defense: The team not in possession of the ball. Defense Rebound: Rebound by the defense player. Double Dribble: The illegal act of dribbling, stopping, then dribbling again.