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Spacing and Positioning on the Court

By Sean LeBeauf, SeanLeBeauf.org, 12/26/18, 12:00PM CST

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Teach the fundamentals of both spacing and positioning to your team in order to not only improve player performance but give said players the knowledge they need to have in order to find success in basketball.

The sport of basketball is an organized system of strategies. Oftentimes, the team that does its homework and is able to execute its schemes more effectively is the teams that wins the most games.

Two important aspects of attaining this success is positioning and spacing on the court. What do these terms mean and what do they entail?

It is important to discern the two. Positioning is exactly what it sounds like. This is where the players are supposed to be on the court during offense or defense.