One comment on “Three Kinds of Man-to-Man Defenses

  1. A variation on “total overplay” that I’ve used is “steal, even at risk of foul.” First, I never tell players to intentionally foul, it’s dangerous to an opposing player and officials will watch for it (and punish it). What I tell them to do instead is to steal the ball off the dribble or the pass, and if you get called for a foul, so be it. We have to live with it. I usually give this aggressive defense a name like “shark” or “tiger”–predatory, and gets the idea across. It’s used when you would use “total overplay” or when some coaches call for the “intentional foul.”

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