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7 Cardinal Defensive Principles

7 Cardinal Defensive Principles

On February 27, 2017, Posted by , In Coaching/Training Tips,Skill Development, With Comments Off on 7 Cardinal Defensive Principles

Looking to increase your defensive efficiency this season? Try adding these defensive principles from the legend, Adolph Rupp.

  1. Cut Down the Number of Shots
    • “Teams must shoot to score, and if you can reduce their scoring opportunities by aggressive defensive play, you will eliminate the danger of a high score.”
  2. Cut Down the Percentage of Shots
    • “If you can force a team to take hurried, off-balance, inaccurate shots, you’ll destroy their shooting percentage. That is the difference between aggressive defense and a defense that permits a team to get good shots.”


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