Marking is the foundation of any defense.
February 26, 2020 by Sion "Brummie" Scone in Analysis with 0 comments
How well-positioned is your mark? Does it make throws challenging? Specific offenses want to attack certain areas of the field. It therefore makes sense to adjust your marking based on the offense you’re playing against. This is not about breaking the mark – good players will always break a mark – this is about narrowing down the area of the field that can be attacked without having to break the mark, and therefore minimizing the area that the offense can easily use.
We will approach marking through the lens of different offensive structures and discuss some of the key tactical choices that a defense can make to slow down those offenses. We will also consider some of the adjustments offenses can make against such defensive looks. Let’s begin with the classic vertical stack.
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