Why are Zones and Presses Bad for Youth Basketball?

As a follow-up to the last article defending one’s right to play zone defense, I decided to explain further the negatives involved with zones and presses at young ages. Full-Court Press Against a full-court press, I teach players Diamond Spacing: the passer needs an option up the court, behind the ball and on a diagonal Read more about Why are Zones and Presses Bad for Youth Basketball?[…]

Pressing and Skill Development in Youth Basketball

On another site, coaches discussed the merit of a no-press rule for pre-high school players with many different suggestions. The argument against pressing was the lack of skill development to handle the press (something that continues to the high school level). This is true. But, I do not understand how it is true. Now, at Read more about Pressing and Skill Development in Youth Basketball[…]