(Rental)-Pack L Ine Modifications To Stop The Pick & Roll
Pack Line Modifications to Stop the Pick-and-Roll
The evolution of basketball has brought us to a point where ball screens and the analytics of shot selection are becoming more and more important. As these trends influence offense, defenses at the highest levels of the game are adapting.
Drake University assistant coach Matt Woodley has worked with Tony Bennett, one of the masters of the Pack Line defense. Woodley is now tailoring his concepts to work at multiple levels. In this video, Woodley uses classroom training and on-court instruction to teach you the how and the why behind stopping the ball screen.
Coach Woodley shows you 14 drills to help players understand the fundamentals of defending the ball screen. The drills offer a progression for you to use throughout a season. The Shadow Drill teaches players to eliminate false steps and cut off dribble penetration. The Guard the Ball on the Wing Drill teaches players the proper stance for controlling a dribbler.
A series of 2-on-2 drills help players close out and prevent 3-point shot attempts, get into help position, and defend ball screens. The Icing Breakdown Drill incorporates multiple defensive concepts in forcing the ball away from the screen towards the baseline.
Stopping the Side Pick-and-Roll
The Ice concept is taught by Coach Woodley to keep the ball out of the middle of the floor against side ball screens. Woodley breaks down every player’s role in a 5-on-5 situation. Players learn the proper communication as well as the right coverages and responsibilities through the possession so they can maintain coordination with one another.
Woodley will also show you how to defend the snake dribble and the “Gretzky” situation when a post has to defend a dribbler on the baseline. Coach Woodley continually points out situations where players can prevent direct passes and diagnoses several of the problems teams have with defending the pick-and-roll.
Coach Woodley gives you a consistent strategy for defending any pick-and-roll in the Pack Line defense. You will be able to teach the ball screen defense using a collection of drills designed to teach fundamentals. If you have been searching for more about the Pack Line defense, add this video to your collection today!