Defensive Philosophy

  • DEFENSE


    At the heart of every successful in basketball no matter what the level is their defense.  Even the most talented offensive squads must rely on their defense at some point if they want to consistently win.  Defense will be an emphasis at practice and while certain strategies will be predicated on personnel and game situations there are some common REBEL PRINCIPLES:


    1. Communication-by being vocal it allows you to be more locked in on defense
    2. Solid Closeouts- closing out “HHV” which is HIGH, HARD, & VOCAL
    3. Active hands-vital for disrupting passing lanes and “tracing the ball”
    4. Help Defense- getting to midline and being able to “help and recover”
    5. REBOUNDING- being aggressive and active on the glass is ESSENTIAL for success this season by holding our opponents to no second shot opportunities