Greater success on defense happens when players go to the ball. To train his University of Colorado players on this, assistant coach Lee Maes focuses on 2 key principles:
– Keeping the ball in front of the body
– Finishing forward on every defensive move
By going to the ball in this way, players can intercept it at a higher point off the floor. That allows them to play it forward and up into the air. Watch as Lee demonstrates the “finish forward” technique for effective digging.