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The Skill Development Playbook blog has all the information you need to improve as a player or coach.  This blog will give you tips, workouts, and drills to help enhance any players skill set.

My Favorite Defensive Drills

Bear Bryant said it best when he said, "Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships". If you look at the 5 NBA championships the San Antonio Spurs have won they were ranked in the top 5 in Defensive Rating (Points allowed per 100 possessions). To get that rating it took several key elements. They had to be great on ball defenders, communicate, protect the rim with bigs, keep the ball out of the paint, limit teams to one shot, create turnovers, contest shots, give multiple efforts, give no easy transition points, etc., etc. I could go on and on. What's really important is that all 5 players have to be on the same accord.

To improve your teams defense I have some of my favorite drills that I would like to share. These drills improve on ball defense, help and recover, rotations, and communication. Click the link below to download the pdf.

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