1 - Zone: 1-3-1
This is how a 1-3-1 is set up. The triangle 1 is the top of the zone. This person gives pressure and is usually the fastest guard sometimes the point guard and or one of the best defenders.
The triangles 2 and 3 have the same exact jobs but on the opposite sides. The pressure the wings when they recieve the ball and have to watch back side when the ball is on the opposite side that they are defending.
The triangle 4 is usually one of the faster players, because they have to run from one side of the court to another multiple times and have litttle time to get there.
The triangle 5 is usually the tallest and or the post player. They protect the middle of the zone.
2. - Zone: 1-2-2
We rarley run a 1-2-2, but we do it when we think we need to.
The 2 and 3 again have the same job but opposite sides.
And now the 4 and 5 have the same job but opposite sides.
This defense is to protect the middle and let nothing in.
3. Man to Man help
The Blue circles are the offense and then the red trianlges are the defense. In this case, number 5 as the ball. As you can see not everyone is "hugging" their player and dropped down or "sagged" off to help their teammates.
This is how we play our man to man defense.