Dare To Play Defense? (Pt. 2)
When playing defense it is important to know where your man is, and where the ball is. When you fail to do both at the same time you limit your abilities as a defender. If you are crowding your man it is impossible to help your teammates out. If you are overly concerned about where the ball is, it is impossible to know where your man is. This is why it is so vital that you see both! Now you may be asking yourself, “How do I see both?” The answer to this question is: Peripheral vision. In laments terms use your side view! By doing this you enable yourself to see both the man and the ball at the same time. It is important to always see both because if you lose sight of either one for a split second you could give up points to the opposing team. It is crucial to stay focused and aware. No matter what level of basketball you play on, you can always afford to work at this skill. Master it, and you will be one step closer to being the best defender you can be!