A basketball formation describes how players move and position themselves on the court in relation to players on the opposing team. There are three (3) main formations that all others branch out from:
In this tutorial, we will learn about a basics of man-to-man formations.
Man-to-man is a defensive basketball formation that has every player on a team assigned another player on the opposing team.
Goals Of Man-To-Man
The goals of a Man-to-man formation are as follows:
Player Match Ups
What is a player match up? A player match up describes the strengths and weaknesses of two (2) players in how they compare to each other.
Tall Vs. Short
- Player A: Tall
- Player B: Short
Fast Vs. Slow
- Player A: Fast
- Player B: Slow
Strong Dribbler Vs. Weak Dribbler
Importance of Player Match ups
In basketball, player match ups are important for designing plays, creating strategies, and choosing player formations.
Man-To-Man Player Match Ups
A Man-to-man formation utilizes player match ups assigning each player to an opposing player usually based on strengths and weaknesses.