Day 1 Quiz Defensive Tactic

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  • 1. 

     1. Which consists of two players at the front of the defense at the foul and three players on the lower baseline? Name this defense

    • A.

      2-3 Zone defense

    • B.

      1-3-1 Zone

    • C.

      Man to Man .

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. 2-3 Zone defense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2-3 Zone defense. This defense formation consists of two players at the front of the defense at the foul line and three players on the lower baseline. In a 2-3 Zone defense, the two players at the front are responsible for guarding the perimeter and preventing outside shots, while the three players on the baseline protect the paint and defend against inside shots. This formation is effective in limiting scoring opportunities for the opposing team and forcing them to take low-percentage shots from the outside.

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  • 2. 

    What is the weakness of the 2-3 zone?

    • A.

      Slowing the pace of the game

    • B.

      Fewer offensive plays

    • C.

      Gaps in the zone

    • D.

      Forcing outside shots

    Correct Answer
    C. Gaps in the zone
    Explanation
    The weakness of the 2-3 zone is the presence of gaps in the zone. This defensive strategy involves two defenders guarding the perimeter and three defenders guarding the paint. However, this leaves spaces or gaps in the zone where offensive players can exploit and find open spaces to shoot or pass the ball. If the offensive team can effectively move the ball and find these gaps, they can create scoring opportunities and break down the zone defense.

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  • 3. 

    How do you break down the 2-3 zone?

    • A.

      Cutters—When rotating the ball around the perimeter of the zone, the players furthest away from the ball will "cut" through the open spots in the key (thus the term "cutters") and look for a quick pass for a layup, pull up jumper, or drawing a foul.

    • B.

      Unbalance the floor—When the ball is rotated to one side of the zone, the players on the opposite side will boxout the weakside of the zone (stopping the zone from shifting back over) . When the ball is rotated back the other way, a player from the original strongside "cuts" through and unbalances the floor by creating a 3 offense on 2 defense situation. This is sometimes referred to as 'overloading the floor'.

    • C.

      Several good outside shots will force the zoning team coach to change their strategy and go man to man defense.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Breaking down a 2-3 zone defense requires a combination of strategies. Cutters can create opportunities by moving through open spots in the key and receiving quick passes for scoring chances. Unbalancing the floor involves shifting the defense's focus to one side and then quickly rotating the ball to create a numerical advantage on the opposite side. This can lead to more scoring opportunities. Additionally, consistently making outside shots puts pressure on the zoning team and may prompt them to switch to man-to-man defense, which can open up different offensive opportunities. Considering all of these strategies can help break down a 2-3 zone effectively.

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  • 4. 

    A defensive tactic in which each player is assigned to defend and follow the movements of a single player on offense. Name this defense.

    • A.

      1-3-1 Zone

    • B.

      2-3 Zone

    • C.

      Man to Man

    • D.

      Carolina

    Correct Answer
    C. Man to Man
    Explanation
    Man to Man defense is a defensive tactic in which each player is assigned to defend and closely follow the movements of a single player on offense. This strategy aims to prevent the offensive player from getting open and making plays. It requires each defender to stay close to their assigned player, denying them easy shots and passing lanes. Man to Man defense is often used in basketball to apply pressure on individual players and disrupt the opponent's offensive flow.

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  • 5. 

    Which technique should be used when playing Man to Man defense?

    • A.

      Play behind the assigned player.

    • B.

      The defender stands and faces the opponent. He is positioned between the ball and the basket and may be angled in one direction or another depending on the defensive scheme of that defender's team.

    • C.

      Play on the hip of the assigned player.

    • D.

      The defender stands and faces the opponent with hands down to the floor. He is positioned between the ball and the basket and may be angled in one direction or another depending on the defensive scheme of that defender's team.

    Correct Answer
    B. The defender stands and faces the opponent. He is positioned between the ball and the basket and may be angled in one direction or another depending on the defensive scheme of that defender's team.
    Explanation
    The technique that should be used when playing Man to Man defense is for the defender to stand and face the opponent. The defender should position themselves between the ball and the basket and may angle themselves in one direction or another depending on the defensive scheme of their team. This technique allows the defender to closely guard their assigned player and prevent them from scoring.

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  • 6. 

    During closing out drills the defensive player should not...

    • A.

      Sprint halfway to the offense then lower down in a defensive stance and chop the feet the rest of the way

    • B.

      When chopping the feet, keep the butt down and inside hand high to contest a potential shot

    • C.

      Stay low on the back pivot and keep your hands and elbows up so as not to grab the offensive player with your hands

    • D.

      Close out too high and out of control

    Correct Answer
    D. Close out too high and out of control
    Explanation
    During closing out drills, it is important for the defensive player to maintain control and stay low. Closing out too high and out of control can leave the defensive player vulnerable to offensive moves and make it difficult to contest shots effectively. By staying low and in control, the defensive player can maintain balance and be ready to react to the offensive player's movements. This allows them to effectively contest shots and prevent the offensive player from driving to the basket easily.

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  • 7. 

    What is the shot clock limit in high school basketball?

    • A.

      40

    • B.

      24

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      There is no shot clock.

    Correct Answer
    D. There is no shot clock.
    Explanation
    In high school basketball, there is no shot clock limit. Unlike in professional basketball, where teams have a limited time to take a shot, high school basketball allows teams to take as much time as they need to set up their offense and take a shot. This lack of a shot clock can lead to slower-paced games and more deliberate offensive strategies.

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  • 8. 

    The purpose of the close out drill is to teach you how to stop and change direction at game-speed while in a low, defensive stance?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The close out drill is designed to help players learn how to quickly stop and change direction while in a low, defensive stance, simulating game-speed situations. This drill is crucial for improving defensive skills and reacting effectively to offensive plays. By practicing this drill, players can develop their agility, speed, and defensive techniques, ultimately enhancing their overall performance on the court.

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  • 9. 

    When boxing out near the basket you must....

    • A.

      Locate your man, get in front of him/her

    • B.

      Pivot facing the basket

    • C.

      Bend over, get wide with your feet and arms out, and put your backside into the offensive player, sealing him/her away from the hoop.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    When boxing out near the basket, it is important to locate your man and get in front of him/her to prevent them from getting a rebound. Additionally, pivoting facing the basket allows you to maintain a good defensive position. Lastly, bending over, getting wide with your feet and arms out, and using your backside to seal the offensive player away from the hoop helps create space and maintain control of the rebound. Therefore, all of the above actions are necessary when boxing out near the basket.

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  • 10. 

    Its ok to walk, sit or lean against the walls at practice?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not okay to walk, sit, or lean against the walls at practice. This is because it can be distracting to others and may also damage the walls. It is important to maintain a professional and focused environment during practice sessions.

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