2.4.2 Using dribble against the zone
Using the Dribble Against the Zone
There are three concepts for dribbling against a zone that all players should understand:
- “Gap Dribble”
- “Freeze Dribble”
- “Entry Dribble”
Using a “Freeze Dribble”
A “Freeze Dribble” is where the offensive player dribbles at a particular defender in an effort to commit that defender to guarding the ball, which will stop them from moving to guard another player.
Using “Dribble Entries”
The player with the ball will almost always have a defender. By using a dribble entry (dribbling to the wing) can “drag” that defender which will distort the zone.