PGC Fast Break: Communication Defense

The fourth install­ment in our PGC Basketball drill series puts a spin on a clas­sic work­out, allow­ing it to focus on the way your team talks to each other.

PGC Fast Break: Communication Defense

The fourth install­ment in our PGC Basketball drill series puts a spin on a clas­sic work­out, allow­ing it to focus on the way your team talks to each other.

Every team prac­tices a shell defense, right? The fourth install­ment in our PGC Basketball drill series puts a spin on a clas­sic work­out, allow­ing it to focus on the way your team talks to each oth­er. Get ready for Communication Defense.

A sol­id shift from the offen­sive focus of our pre­vi­ous drills, this one is all about com­mu­ni­ca­tion between all five defend­ers. By slow­ing down the offense’s move­ments, the defense is forced to over-com­mu­ni­cate as each play­er walks through guard­ing mul­ti­ple screens.

Communication Defense

As your team runs this drill, be sure to empha­size two things with every rep:

  • Doing it right
  • Communicating it well

Prioritizing accu­ra­cy and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and hold­ing your defense account­able, will help ath­letes under­stand why they do what they do defen­sive­ly. The pace of this drill allows play­ers to build a sol­id under­stand­ing of their move­ments, which trans­lates into bet­ter defend­ers play­ing at full speed.

Like what you see? Don’t miss out on the oth­er install­ments in this series — The GauntletOne-Minute Finish, and Outlet and Finish.

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