Newsletter #215

June 9, 2021

Today's Quote:  "I'm still waiting for perfection. In the meantime, I'll settle for persistence." - Bo Ryan


Today's Theme:  Full-Court Man-to-Man "41" Deny Press

Use this man-to-man press to deny the inbounds pass.  You might use this near the end of the game when you need a steal, or at anytime as a surprise tactic. 

You are going for the 5-second count, or an interception of a poorly made pass from the inbounder.  With this press, the defender whose assigned person is the inbounder gets back to at least half-court or beyond as the "safety" against the long pass and lay-up.

The other four defenders immediately locate their man and deny the pass from the inbounder by playing the passing lanes and staying between their man and the ball. These four defenders should not worry about the long pass over their heads, as the "safety" is back to stop that.

41 Deny Press

Also see the full-court man-to-man pressure defense - man-to-man defense extended to the full-court using on-ball, deny and helpside principles.

Helpful drills:  Press Inbounds Deny Drills


Coach's Clipboard Premium Membership - join today! Immediate online access, comprehensive downloadable playbook included with offenses, defenses, plays, drills, coaching and player tips, animated diagrams, video clips, mobile-ready, pdfs for print-outs, and more! More info...
Coaches... get a group membership (deeply discounted) for all your coaches!

Coach's Clipboard Premium Membership

Put in a new offense or defense this season.
Run a special inbounds or buzzer-beater play and look like a genius!
Use a special defense to shutdown a star player.
Teach your team how to break a press.

Email your comments or suggestions.

Coach's Clipboard, US copyright, 2021, James A. Gels

Coach's Clipboard, Box 126, Charlevoix, MI 49720

facebook linkedIn linkedIn