Animated basketball play of the 1-3-1 zone defense used by Michigan Head Coach John Beilein.
This DVD package includes both Steve Klaas’s 1-3-1 Zone Defense: The Basics and Traps & Adjustments. The basics show each player’s slides and coverages for any offensive movement. It also discusses the five rules that make Coach Klaas’ defense effective. The video teaches the defense with two simple breakdown drills.
TRAPS DO NOT MEAN REACHING for the ball. Go in hands high and very active.
Aggressive trapping on the sides dictated high or low trap by the side guys. Everyone traps except the 5. The 5 only cares about the posts. MUST recover/move with ball as it moves side to side.
Michigan State brought a player to the top of the key along with have two guards in a traditional 2 guard front. By “posting” a player up at the top of the key it seems like the 1-3-1 was exposed to more passing and driving lanes.-Kent Dernbach
Comment: Northwestern just does not run a good defense. The top guy is way too short, doesn’t have his hands up to force the offense to float the ball over him.
The wings get way too aggressive, the backside help is garbage and the gaps aren’t sealed. This is a clinic on how to expose a garbage 1-3-1.