Great defenders will find gaps and put the offense in zones of inefficiencies. They play the odds and make it very difficult for a good offense to have success. In this week’s video, PGC Director Matt McLeod breaks down three things you can do to become a Lock Down Defender:
1. Take Away Two
Challenge the offense to go to their left or weak side. To do this, get in their bubble to take away their shot and ability to drive right.
2. Battle for the 3rd
Now, the only option is for the offense to drive left. When they do, turn your hips and sprint down to protect the basket.
3. Leave a Reactionary Gap
Doing this will create a gap between you and the offense. The offense will often react by stopping the drive to shoot. The most inefficient shot in the game of basketball is the pull up jumper from 12′-15′.
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“USE YOUR LEGS!” Whether it’s at the lowest levels or at the highest levels of play, this is a cliche that isn’t necessarily accurate. Join PGC Director, Tyler Coston as he shares a technique that will get you more power and shoot with more accuracy further away from the rim.
One day, a college coach may ask your coach, if you’re deserving of a college scholarship. Will your coach vouch for you?
Here are 3 questions every player should ask themselves to discover if they’re recruitable.
When players ask me what they can do to look special, they are really asking me how they can get more shots within their offense. They tend to dismiss this crucial answer, “Identify what your opponent does poorly, expose that, and you will stand out.” What do the majority of players do poorly? Execute their transition defense well.
But when you shift the way you think, the way you play begins to change. Playing this way is hard. It takes superior conditioning & mental toughness. But never forget: Everything worth having is on the other side of hard.
PGC Basketball provides intense, no-nonsense basketball training for players and coaches. Our basketball camps are designed to teach players of all positions to play smart basketball, be coaches on the court, and be leaders in practices, games and in everyday life.
We combine our unique PGC culture with a variety of teaching methods and learning environments to maximize the learning potential of those that attend our sessions. In addition to spending 6-7 hours on the court each day, lessons will be reinforced through classroom sessions and video analysis.
Our goal at PGC is to empower you with the tools to fulfill your basketball dreams, while also assisting you in experiencing the joy of the journey.