Basketball man-to-man press defense

Elvis Elvis

When I use the man-to-man press we switch so that we can create as many double-teaming situations as possible. All of the players must be very aggressive, but we do not want them to foul. I stress peripheral vision; I want the man to be able to see the ball and his opponent at the same time.

If I do not respect our opponent’s ball handling, I will sometimes allow my two guards to go down into the front court and harass the two ball handling guards. At other times, if the opponent’s guards are careless with their passes,I will let one of my guards go down and attempt to make an interception on the throw in.

Basketball man to man press defense