Defense Rules “10 to Win”

By Lin Dunn

DEFENSE RULES
10 TO WIN

1—SEE man—see ball……ALL the time!..Get off on the weak side! Ready to help..or TRAP box on base drive!

2—TAKE something away!disrupt-post/perimeter..STOP ball reversal

3—JUMP to the ball on a pass.Jam cutter; NO one cuts in front of you.ALL MOVE on the pass!

4—DENY entry passesKnees bent—Hands/Arms up and active..Get A deflection!!!..defend without FOULING!!!

5—BALL pressure; CONTAIN– the dribble driver!…Push base/side; NO– MIDDLE DRIVES!…Take the Charge!!

6TALK- and help your teammates.Rotate and Recover! The lower the ball goes..the lower you go;  

7—MOVE on the pass–; Closeout with your hands UP—Knees bent and ready to contest 3, defend drive

8—NEAR man SMOTHER rebounder–get matched up by 1/2 line; Stop ball/NO long passes down sideNO transition buckets!

9—DENY..CONTEST all passes into the post—FIGHT/frontLOCK up on pass in..Low I; DISRUPT!!!

10–CONTACT BOX ALL THE TIME..hit and hold; hit and go; 1 and done!..limit 2nd chance pts!…….REBOUNDS WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS!

-Lin Dunn

Lin Dunn, a 44 year coaching veteran, coached Purdue to the 1994 Final Four, has coached in the Olympics and world championships and won a WNBA title with the Fever in 2012. One of the most accomplished women’s basketball coaches in history and a pioneer for women in sports, Dunn was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.