By Lin Dunn
“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 passes…Knees 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!!
6—TALK- 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 side…NO transition buckets!
9—DENY..CONTEST all passes into the post—FIGHT/front…LOCK 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, 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.