1-1-3 Match-Up Zone

1-1-3 match-up zone offers viable alternative to man defense (continued)

Special Situations

On some occasions, the offense is going to find a way to move the ball across the court. The 113 Match-Up offers easy movements to counter any type of special situation that arises.


1-1-3 Match-Up Zone

DIAGRAM 6: Corner-to-wing skip pass. If a skip pass is made from the corner to the opposite wing, the closest defender closes to the ball. In this case, that defender is X1. X2 shifts to the ball-side elbow. X4 comes to the ball-side block. X5 slides to the middle and X3 covers the weak-side block.


1-1-3 Match-Up Zone

DIAGRAM 7: Wing-to-corner skip pass. When a skip pass is made from a wing player to the corner, then a post player closes to the ball. In this case, that player is X4. X5 shifts into the ball-side post. X3 comes to the middle. X1 moves to the ball-side elbow with X2 coming back to just above the weak-side-free-throw-line area.


1-1-3 Match-Up Zone

DIAGRAM 8: Dribble entry. An offense often attempts to dribble into the 1-1-3 zone. If that happens, X1 stays with the dribbler the entire time and X2 moves to the ball-side high post. The post players shift to cover the ball-side of the court with X4 in the short corner, X5 in the strong-side post and X3 in the middle.


1-1-3 Match-Up Zone

DIAGRAM 9: Dribble to corner. If an offensive wing player dribbles to the corner, the defender (in this case it’s X4) stays with that dribbler the entire time.


1-1-3 Match-Up Zone

DIAGRAM 10: Dribble from corner. If the offense attempts to dribble out of the corner, your defense switches by having X4 come out of the corner and retreat to the post while X2 jumps out to the dribbler once he or she reaches the free-throw-extended area. X2 yells “Switch!” to X4 once the ball handler reaches the wing.





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