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The Best Defense for Youth Basketball

By Basketball For Coaches, 01/08/18, 12:00PM CST

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This defense is simple enough to employ with players as young as 5-years-old.

Let’s play a game.

We’re going to design the perfect defense for youth basketball. …

Here are three important criteria I came up with off the top of my head that are imperative when designing a youth basketball defense:

1. The perfect youth basketball defense should prepare players for the next level.

2. The perfect youth basketball defense should allow players to experience all components of defense.

3. The perfect youth basketball defense should be easy to learn.