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Basketball Defense - The SWARM Defense

By Dr. James Gels, From the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook
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This basketball article is an introduction to Coach Wayne Walters SWARM defense, and his excellent, detailed DVDs. Coach Wayne Walters is the Founder and Director of SWARM Enterprises, the creator of the SWARM Defense and a veteran of over thirty years of coaching both genders from Junior High to Junior College.

Coach Walters is the former Head Men's Coach at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. His last four teams at the JC level forced over 30 turnovers per game without pressing using the SWARM Defense on the way to four straight Championship game appearances.

This article discusses the basic defensive concepts and slides as an introduction. However, if you plan to use the SWARM defense, get the DVDs, which are much more detailed. Coach Walters covers all possible scenarios, and also includes the necessary breakdown drills.