It's been said that defensive distractions win basketball games. Learn some tips on how to play distractive defensive basketball in this free video clip.
Okay, the next segment on defense is "Distractions" for On the ball defense, that means when the person has the ball that you are defending. Okay, "distractions are very important to me, because basketball is all a head game, it is all mental, so if you can get into your opponents head then you got a better chance of stealing the ball or making them make a mistake. The same rules apply when you are on defense of course, stay low, have proper stance, you know, but get in the person's face like when you are up close, little hand flairs as far as like, things like this in their face, that distracts, that will make them lose the ball or noises like "ahh,ahh" you know certain noises, just any kind of distraction without fouling, okay. A lot of people try to distract players by pulling the shirt and stuff like that, that is called a "foul", so you do not want to foul your player, you just want to distract them, clapping the hands, that will get them to lose concentration, anything to get their mind off of what they are doing, okay. So, noises, screams, hand flairs but also keep in mind of your position, your body position and proper motion because it is easy to get distracted while you are trying to distract the person, okay. So, just remember hand distractions, a lot of referees call fouls on hand distractions, but just remember stay within your range of motion, within your area. Soon as you get to close in the face the ref can call a foul, so just stay in your area, noises, hand flairs anything like that will distract your opponent.