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THE SYSTEM

SYSTEM DEFENSE

45 - MAN PRESS

When our opponent rebounds our missed shot, the two players closest to the rebounder immediately double team her, preventing (or at least slowing) any outlet pass.

The shooter is always the player responsible for covering any deep play

The other two players each cover their nearest wing, then read the situation and cover the offensive player on their side who could be available for an outlet pass.

If the ball is outletted, we continue to trap with the nearest defender (from behind or the side - we don't want to trap from the front) while the other players rotate, leaving the player furthest from the ball.

25 - HALF COURT MAN

TRAPPING
 - Trap the ball handler (from behind or the side - we don't want to trap from the front).
 - All off ball defenders rotate, leaving the player furthest from the ball.

LOW POST DEFENSE
 - When the ball is above the free throw line - 3 quarter denial with butt to the key.
 - When the ball is on the wing - full front the post player while always making contact.
 - When the ball is in the corner - 3 quarter denial with butt to the baseline.
 - When the ball is on the opposite side of the court (post player is weak side) - Off position in the middle of the key.

OFF BALL PERIMETER DEFENSE
 - One pass away - In position to read the passer and jump the passing lane for the steal or deflection.
 - Two passes away - Off position in the middle of the court, ready to rotate, jump a passing lane, or trap.

41 - DIAMOND PRESS

41 READ - We run a straight 41 and read how the opponent is going to try to break the pressure.


41 TRAP - We trap the inbound pass as shown in the diagram above.



41 STAY - If they want to pass back to the inbounder, we can run STAY and play the passing lane instead of trapping

41 SQUEEZE - If they want to pass back to the inbounder, we can run SQUEEZE and trap the inbound pass while "squeezing" up to play the pass back.
41 SLIDE - If the inbounds pass is caught above the volleyball line, we rotate back to a 2-2-1 alignment and trap at midcourt.

41 BUMP - If we call "BUMP" we will rotate back to a 2-2-1 alignment regardless of where the inbounds pass is caught.

31 - TRAP

31 TRAP - Top player applies 3 quarter court pressure and forces the ball to one side while the wing players "bait" the ball handler into the trap after the midcourt line.

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31 CORNER TRAP - If they get out of the initial trap, we stay in 31 and trap the baseline corner.


21 - AMOEBA ZONE

21 Initial Set (1-1-2-1 alignment)
21 Wing Pass Rotation
21 Wing Drive
21 WING TRAP ROTATION
21 WING TRAP
21 X-CUT ON THE CORNER PASS
21 CORNER TRAP ROTATION
21 CORNER PASS HOLD
21 DEEP CUT ROTATION
21 SKIP PASS ROTATIONS

21 ALIGNMENT vs. SPREAD

21 vs. SPREAD: 25 TRAP AFTER 1st PASS

23 ZONE

23 INITIAL ALIGNMENT

23 WING PASS ROTATION

23 BALL ON WING
23 BALL IN CORNER
23 SKIP PASS TO CORNER
23 SKIP PASS TO TOP
23 BALL ON OPPOSITE WING
23 BALL IN OPPOSITE CORNER