Full Court Trapping System and Breakdown Drills
“Full Court Trapping System and Breakdown Drills”
with Andrew Grantz and Trae Cunnigham, Indiana University Southeast Assistant Coaches; 100+ Wins over the last five seasons including five consecutive conference titles, ranked 4th in the nation in NAIA Division II scoring offense, 5th in the nation in field goal percentage at 49.5% Indiana University Southeast has established itself as one of the top defensive and scoring teams in the country. Their full court pressure mentality never allows their opponents to have a break on the offensive or defensive end. Their number one goal is to constantly pressure the ball and in this DVD, they detail how they do it using a full court trapping system.
Coaches Andrew Grantz and Trae Cunningham detail the Indiana University Southeast full court trapping defensive system by demonstrating their White, 22, 1 Up, and Face and Double Face presses. You can use each press to gain a distinct advantage over your opponent and leave them guessing as to which press will hit them next.
The White Press is a full court 1-2-1-1 defensive-system that aims to trap when the ball in the short corners of the court. Coach Grantz outlines how to place your players on the floor to create havoc on with deflections and steals. They emphasize and demonstrate how important it is to get a good trap at the start of the defense. Grantz and Cunningham demonstrate what to do in any situation if the trap is broken: sideline drive, pass to the middle, reversal, or a skip pass.
The 22 Press is a soft 2-2-1 full court defensive system you can use to lull your opponent into a false sense of security and bait them toward the mid-court sideline area before springing an unexpected trap. You’ll learn the techniques to pressure the ball handler and force him pass backwards to maintain your goal of keeping the ball out of the middle of the floor. Once the ball handler takes the bait (opening along the sideline), the ensuing trap occurs. By having active hands and keeping an ear to the chest of the offensive player, your opponent will feel uncomfortable from the minute they touch the ball. In the 1 Up Press, Grantz and Cunningham diagram a simple man-to-man press to provide the opponent with a non-zone based look. This scheme is designed to keep the ball handler under control and in front of the defense at all times with constant pressure and sideline focus on the ball. They take it a step further by demonstrating how they use their 1 Up Press to run and jump out of a man-to-man full court press. This allows them to gain a defensive advantage and has the offense constantly on their heels when passing.
Face and Double Face – In another version of their man-to-man press, Grantz and Cunningham outline how to use face and double face press to take away the quick point guard or hot hand that has been beating your team all night. You will see how to isolate your opponent’s best player and force traps on their weakest ball handler leading to easy steals in the open court.
Each of these defensive schemes are sliced into specific segments and are drilled in order to teach angles to the trap, anticipation, and the `on-a-line’ approach to the movements within each scheme. You will see build up drills and a variety of trapping drills to teach your players to have their ear to the chest of their opponent, how to maintain active hands in a trap, and how to transition right into defense after a made basket, not allowing your opponents any breathing room all night. And you can use these drills to condition your players to play at this high octane pace. While constantly varying the schemes and areas of the floor where traps occur, Indiana University Southeast has consistently achieved a high level of success while piling up over 100+ wins in the past five years.