- Force your opponent to take quick shots and make poor decisions
- See three different variations of full-court pressure that force the ball into dead end traps
- Learn how to maintain the press after missed shots and trap late in transition
with Bo Kimble,
Shoreline Community College Volunteer Assistant coach;
All-American player at Loyola Marymount University, led the nation in scoring at 35.3 ppg in 1989-1990 at LMU; 1990 West Coast Conference player of the year; 8th overall draft pick in the 1990 NBA Draft
and Greg Turcott, Shoreline Community College Head Coach
Create havoc with your opponent in the full court and half court, and take opponents out of their offensive rhythm!
Bo Kimble, former Loyola Marymount All-American, brings you a pressure defensive system to compliment your fast break offense and control the tempo of any team you play. Coach Kimble diagrams how to use the 1-2-1-1 press to speed up the offense to the point of losing control. This defense uses the principles of taking away middle, pressuring the ball and playing the passing lane. Various traps and ball pressure force turnovers by taking the ball out of the ball handler's hands and forcing weaker ball handlers to handle the ball.
Coach Kimble diagrams the set up of the 1-2-1-1 press and shows you how to force the ball up the sidelines and into a suffocating half court trap. He diagrams how to use the 10 second count, half court lines and out of bound lines as secondary defenders to make your opponent feel pressured from every angle. Surprise your opponent when the ball crosses half court with a late trap that will disrupt their offensive system.
You'll also learn the "off press" where the defense sets up the same way, but takes the 4-man and has him off the ball forcing a double team as soon as the first pass is made. Kimble demonstrates how to force your opponent to create long plays that feed into the defensive system. Force your opponent to make decisions that they are not used to making!
Coach Kimble finishes his systematic approach with the Stay Press and the Free Throw Press. The Stay Press provides run-and-jump techniques to confuse opponents by delaying your trapping action. In his Free Throw Press, he teaches you how to pressure the rebounder from every angle forcing him to make an off balance pass and allowing you to run-and-jump for uncontested lay-ups.
The 1-2-1-1 full-court pressure defense Kimble demonstrates in this video helped Loyola Marymount force over 22 turnovers per game in the 1990 NCAA season. If you want to play basketball in the fast lane, this full-court pressure system will raise the tempo of the game to an extreme pace and simply wear out your opponents.
Sales of this video benefit Kimble's "Forty-Four for Life" foundation, dedicated to reducing cardiac arrest fatalities by placing defibrillators in public gathering places.