Here's a few concepts and teaching points from Jim Boone in regard to the way he plays Pack Line defense.
Keys in Teaching:
1. Position players in such a way to already be in help.
2. Build a wall to stop the ball.
3. Five players working together.
Coach Boone: "We are zoning the ball."
Five Things to Work on Daily:
1. Conversion defense
2. Low post defense
3. Pressure on the ball
Coach Boone: "You can't play transition defense while you're in transition."
Coach Boone: "Low post defense dictates how you set your entire defense up."
Five Defensive Goals:
1. Pressure the ball
2. Contest all shots
3. Keep the ball out of the lane
4. No second shots
5. Do not foul
Coach Boone: "We want to determine what shots you get."
1. No fast break lay-ups
2. Out number the offense
3. Build from the lane out
Coach Boone: "The one thing that beats you in transition defense is the 'my mind' mindset."