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2-2-1 HALF COURT TRAP




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Basic Alignment


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2 approaches the dribbler as he nears half court. 1 drops toward the short middle. 4 starts moving toward ballside sideline. 5 starts moving toward the ballside. 3 moves to take away the deep middle.


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As 2 pushes the dribbler up the sideline 4 moves up to establish the double team with 2.


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There are two techniques to for the corner trap.

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5 moves out to take the ball. And 4 turns and moves to the corner to establish the trap with 5.

This appears to leave the pass to the low post open, but it is quickly covered by 3 who drops down to cover the low ballside block.

2 covers the high post area, and 1 covers the back side.


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SECOND:

5, 4 and 3's duties are the same as in the first method.

In the second method 2 cuts off the pass out of the trap and 1 covers the high post.


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On the skip pass out you have the option of moving into a regular half court defense or of staying in the trap

STAYING IN THE TRAP:

On the skip pass out of the corner the closest man covers the ball. In this case it would be 1. 3 moves toward the ball to the elbow area. 5 sprints across to cover the ballside low post area. 2 moves to the short middle area and 4 covers the backside.


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If 3 puts the ball on the floor 3 will move out and establish the double team with 1. And 2 covers the high post area.


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This shows the FIRST option of covering the corner trap.


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The SECOND method of covering the corner trap is shown here.


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If the ball on top is passed across from Triangle 1 to Triangle 2. 1 moves over and covers the ball. 2 now covers the short middle. 3 and 4 switch responsibilities and 5 moves over to cover the ballside low post area.


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