The 2-1-2 Zone Defense is a compact zone designed to protect the middle of the paint by utilizing the strengths of man-to-man and zone defenses. Your defense is set-up in the shape of a “X” with two players up top, one in the middle, and two on the bottom.
Using the Basketball 2-1-2 Zone Defense. The 2-1-2 defense makes it difficult for the other team to score in the paint and around the key. It’s a great defense to use against teams that have ...
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What is the 2-1-2 zone defense. The 2-1-2 zone defense features two defenders at the front of the zone, one defender in the middle of the zone, and two defenders in the back of the zone. Additionally, each of the zone defenders will cover (or guard) certain areas (or zones) of the court and by extension, any offensive players that enter into those respective areas.
This is the 1-2-2 pressure zone. The 1 is to meet the ball at half court to begin putting pressure on the ball.. The 2 & 3 are stationed at the elbow to prevent any penetration.. The 4 & 5 are at the box for interior defense and rebounds. 2. 1 passes the ball to the 3. The defense should shift according to the ball.
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The 1-2-2 zone defense is a variation of the more commonly used 2-3 zone. The main difference is that the 1-2-2 zone defense is a great defense against teams that score a majority of their points from the perimeter, whereas the 2-3 zone provides more inside presence. This is because, in the 1-2-2- zone, all 5 defenders have a responsibility to guard an area on the perimeter.
Instructions. Here is the initial 2-1-2 set. Two guards are at the top. Post player is on the free throw line. The two forwards are in the short corners behind the defense. The first offensive motion is initiated when either guard dribbles toward the ball-side wing. In this case, 1 dribbles to the right wing.
The 1-2-2 zone has the advantages of being able to pressure the ball on the outside arc, allow for some trapping, and can be effective against a good outside shooting team (whereas the 2-3 zone is more effective against inside scoring and dribble penetration). Weaknesses The weaknesses are the (1) high post area, and (2) this defense can be attacked from the corners.