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Defensive Strategy & Tactics: Marking [Pt. 2]

Marking is the foundation of any defense.

This is the second post in a subscriber series on defensive strategy, tactics, and countertactics, presented by Flik.

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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  1. Sion "Brummie" Scone

    Sion "Brummie" Scone coached GB Open from 2010-2012, and also coached the GB World Games team in 2013, and the u24 Men in 2018. He has been running skills clinics in the UK and around the world since 2005. He played GB Open 2007-12, and GB World Games 2009. He lives in Birmingham, UK. You can reach him by email ( or on Twitter (@sionscone).

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