Years ago

Zone press - what are the rules?

Is a half court zone press the same as a zone.
I know of an U12 Div 2 team that was warned for playing a zone on the weekend when they were playing a zone press.

They had 2 players pushing up the floor one at half way on a player and two in the back court on players but were warned for playing a zone.

I heard the UIC's explanation telling the coach that because the 2 players going back did not pick up a player they were in a zone (players from the onfensive team did get there eventually).

Is this the correct ruling because teams do this every week.

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Years ago

I would just suggest that the umpire has NFI!

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Sector 7G  
Years ago

Dumb assed UIC.

If four players on the offensive team go and stand at half way and their respective defensive players have to go to "defend" them, does that mean the other offensive player can play one on one under the basket?

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Years ago

I can actually understand why they decided against zone at this age group.. and variations of it. It kills the game and doesn't let them develop their games and skills. Man on man only until the 14's.

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Years ago

Arguably, any press is actually a zone based offense..
Not to say that I agree with this particular refs decision, as the ban is really aimed at stamping out 2-3 and 3-2 zones in the quarter court.

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Years ago

What does everyone think of playing traps in Under tens?

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Years ago

who does that in U 10's

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Years ago

Extract from Junior by Laws.

For the purposes of simple identification of a "zone defence", once the
defence has moved into position in the opposition's front court, it must
be obvious that each player is defending an opponent, e.g., if a cutter
moves through the keyway in offence, a defensive player must move
with that player.

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