It's been said that defense stances win basketball games. Learn some tips on how to have a better defensive basketball stance in this free video clip.
Okay, next we will discuss "defense". Okay, first thing is "proper defensive stance" okay when you are playing defense, when you are on the ball, when you are defending your man or your girl, you want to stay low, keep your knees bent, your back straight, okay and notice how my body is, my eyes constantly stay on the person's waist. I do not really look at the ball because the ball can go all over, their body will always stay in place unless they are moving, so keep your eyes on their waist, okay and stay in front of them. Make yourself as wide as possible because the wider you look, it is all mental, they will not try and get around you if you look wide and your hands are out, okay. Now I will show you if the dribbler goes to this side, your left, you are going to step with your left foot and it is like a step and slide, okay. I am shuffling my feet, you see, of course you want to move a lot quicker, but that is how you want to stay low, okay, keep yourself wide and that is proper "defensive stance". Always stay low, you want to be able to touch the ground when you are on defense, if you are up high you are going to get beat ever time. So stay low, make yourself wide and just step whichever way the ball goes, just step and keep your hands out. Also, another rule is keep your hand in the defenders face, stay low and keep your hand in their face too. You can also step and it is for distraction and that is proper Defensive Stance.