How to Successfully Run a 1-3-1 Basketball Defense

Learn how to run the 1-3-1 zone defense from STACK Expert Tim Springer.

1-3-1 Zone "13"

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Positioning Guidelines

  • Zone is when defenders guard a area not a specific person 1 takes the top
  • 2 and 3 take a wing
  • 4 guards the high post
  • 5 guards the lost post

Key to remember: Go through the rotations on the passes 


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