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Flex Zone Defense

This flex zone defense is a simple but effective flexible half court zone defense . The look of the defense constantly changes to help confuse the other team.

Very simple Zone Defense.

A.Very easy for players to understand.
B. Helps stop penetration down the middle compared to a 2-1-2 or a 2-3.
C. You do need a taller athletic player to play the red # 3 .

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How it works.

When the ball is being brought down the court, the #3 player plays high and prevents any dribble penetration.

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If the ball is passed to a wing, the #3 player drops back to the foul line area.

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If the ball is passed again down to the corners or low post, the #3 player drops back again.

Naturally, if the ball is played back to the wing, the Number 3 player come back up to the foul line area.