(Rental)-Bulding Blocks Of The Pack Line Defense
Building Blocks of the Pack Line Defense
Arkansas-Fort Smith men’s basketball coach Jim Boone has built a career around the pressure pack line defense. Boone has over 550 wins at the NCAA Division I and II levels. He took West Virginia Wesleyan to three NCAA Division II tournament appearances and won the 2014 and 2019 Gulf South Conference championships while at Delta State.
With his 25-plus years of head coaching experience, Coach Boone reveals his philosophy and teaching knowledge of the pack line defense. It’s a defense that will keep opponents off guard, out of the paint, and force them into tough shots.
You will see a number of drills all designed to maximize ball pressure while, at the same time, sealing gaps against ball penetration into the paint. Coach Boone demonstrates the Jump Up, Jump Back and Leverage Seeking close out drills. These are extremely effective for training the proper rotations of the defense.
The 4-on-4 Transition drill is another one that helps teach the pack line defense. Players learn to guard against mismatches and learn how to improve their on-floor communication. Both are important in the pack line defense.
The final segment of the video features Coach Boone in a question and answer session covering topics like defending the post and how to guard great shooters. He also shares insights on how to get the most out of your players and how to get them to buy into you, the system, and the overall mission of the program.
The pack line defense will make your team “nasty” when you install it. It can be effective at any level. The pack line keeps opponents off guard and forces them into tough shots by keeping them out of the paint.