Basketball – 1 on 1 Defense
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Become a Defensive Stopper DVD –
- Better 1 on 1 Defense details
the keys to shutting down every type of scorer – penetrating guards, post
players, slashers, and shooters.
- This unique video focuses on the
essence of the defensive end – you guarding the man with the ball. There’s
no talk of zones, trapping, or even help defense. When it comes down to
you and your man, can you get the stop?
- Explains, in detail, how to
defend the toughest situations (such as guarding a player in triple
threat), most dangerous moves (such as the crossover), and most
frustrating situations (such as a bigger player slowly backing you down).
- The video is 47 minutes in
length divided over 8 chapters.
- DVD customers also receive an
insert to help make the video easy to follow.
- Coaches need stoppers, defense
wins championships. This video isn’t for the selfish player, it’s for the
player who wants to win.
- Like all the Better Basketball
videos, Better 1 on 1 Defense was written, filmed, and edited with the
goal of helping players who have a true desire to do whatever it takes to
get to the next level.
- 3 menit, 53 detik -- Chapter 1 – Body Control : The Basics of Stance
- 8 menit, 16 detik -- Chapter 2 – Defensive Footwork : Speedy
- 4 menit, 43 detik -- Chapter 3 – Defending the Dribbler
- 4 menit, 8 detik -- Chapter 4 – Defending the Pivot on the
- 5 menit, 23 detik -- Chapter 5 – Defending the Post
- 1 menit, 57 detik -- Chapter 6 – Defending the Shot
- 3 menit, 51 detik -- Chapter 7 – Workout and Drills
- 5 menit, 52 detik -- Chapter 8 – Game Hints
Chapter 1 – Body Control:
The Basics of Stance
the first chapter of Better 1 on 1 Defense, the most fundamental element of a
good defensive player is discussed – the stance. All the basics are covered,
but of course Better Basketball takes things to a new level. For example: Coach Rick Torbett dives into advanced
concepts like using your lead hand to prohibit or discourage the offensive
player from certain maneuvers. He also explains the rationale and benefits of
positioning your head directly over your center of gravity, to ensure proper
balance and the ability to explode in any direction.
Chapter 2 – Defensive
Footwork: Speed through Efficiency
The video’s second chapter is the
longest; and high caliber content fills up every second. Coach explains the
five movements that every player must master to become a dominating defender.
He also details how each movement is used in real game situations. You must be
able to use these movements at any speed, in any direction, and you must be
able to change from one to another. If you can cut a player off using the
push-slide-step but you can’t take the charge, you have a weakness.
If you can slide step at cheetah
speed but you can’t swing step, your quickness can be exploited as a weakness.
If you can jump out of the gym but you can’t close out properly, offensive
players will drive past you with ease. But with the techniques in this chapter,
you can become an offensive player’s nightmare!
Chapter 3 – Defending the
The techniques in the video’s third
chapter can be applied whether you’re trying to contain a cat-quick point guard
in the back court, or you’re defending a player penetrating from the wing or
baseline. There’s a misconception that
containing a dribbler is all about speed, but that’s simply not the case.
A perfect defensive strategy can
make up for a lack of quickness. With the techniques in this chapter, you’ll
learn ways to maximize your foot speed, and limit the dribbler’s options to the
point that he’s no longer a threat to drive past you.
Chapter 4 – Defending the
Pivot on the Perimeter
Defending a player in triple threat
is the essence of 1 on 1 defense because it’s the essence of 1 on 1. When the
ball is checked, and a player starts in triple threat, he’s in the ultimate
attacking position. So every technique in this chapter is essential to getting
the edge when your man is in triple threat.
To effectively stop a player in
triple threat, you must continually read his feet, his body position, his
stance, and his angle. You need every mental advantage you can get, and Better
1 on 1 Defense will give you the edge all great defensive players possess –
Chapter 5 – Defending the
As a team, you must successfully
defend the interior to win, as most teams score the bulk of their points just a
few feet from the hoop. In fact, many teams at basketball’s higher levels run
their entire offense through their post players. When double team arrives
(which is what they want), great post players pass the ball to open shooters
and cutters who are facing the basket, in the ideal position to catch and
shoot. Just think Tim Duncan.
So, if you can contain or shut down
your man in the post without needing the help of a double team, your value to
your team is immeasurable. You can take away, by yourself, the other team’s
primary offensive strategy!
And chapter five contains
everything you’ll need to know to become a dominant post defender. The chapter
is divided into sections like The Foot Battle, When He Gets The Ball, and
Confuse the Passer.
Chapter 6 – Defending the
What should you do when your man
shoots? Should you jump and try to block the shot? How about trying to distract
him? Do you have the quickness to go for the strip as he brings the ball up? What
about simply trying to get a hand in his face? Or how about using the bull
The bottom line is that some of
these options are effective in making your man miss, and others simply don’t
get the job done or can increase the chance of you fouling your opponent. Coach
Torbett goes over all of these defensive strategies, and explains which ones
work, and which ones don’t.
Chapter 7 – Workout and
We as players spend so much time
working on offensive skills – shooting, dribbling, etc. But we all know that
defense wins championships, so why on earth don’t we spend time drilling
defensive fundamentals as well? For most players, the answer is simply that
they don’t know what to do.
Well, in chapter seven, Coach
Torbett will change that by giving you workouts and drills that will improve
your defense. Some of these workouts and drills focus on the basic defensive
movements from this video’s second chapter. Others emphasize improving the type
of foot speed and lateral quickness needed on the defensive end of the floor.
And still others will drill your ability to react to the most common moves
great offensive players rely upon.
Chapter 8 – Game Hints
The game hints chapters on the
Better Basketball videos have grown increasingly popular; as players discover
rare new secrets that can be easily applied to their own skill set. This
video’s edition of game hints contains 10 items that you can immediately
implement into your game and use for real improvement!
The topics covered include an
unorthodox way to distract a jump shooter, a method to improve your defensive
quickness in the 4th quarter, the keys to stopping the crossover, a section on
stopping the spin, and even a unique section on defensive faking!