This little defensive adjustment will turn you into a good defender

If you’re a winner, you understand the need to be a great defender in a great defensive team. Like I usually say, defense is not about athleticism. It’s about heart, positioning, and footwork. Technique helps a lot. This short article explains a little secret than can turn you into a pretty good defender player overnight.

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Why you should deflect all passes

  1. Forces you to put pressure on the opponent
  2. Fatigues the opponent
  3. Slows down the offense / disrupt flow of the offense
  4. May help you teammate get a steal if pass is deflected
  5. Helps get a shot clock violation

How to deflect a pass fundamentally?

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About The Author

Coach

I am a former college, semi-pro, and professional basketball player from Paris, France. I am a FANATIC of basketball (can literally talk about the game for hours!). I decided to write all my basketball thoughts down so I can let my friends speak! My goal is help my team (readers, and followers) become better player/coach by sharing the best tips to improve basketball IQ, skills, athleticism, and motivation.