Zone Defense

Zone defense is a type of defense, used in team sports, which is the alternative to man-to-man defense; instead of each player guarding a corresponding player on the other team, each defensive player is given an area known as a "zone" to cover.

A zone defense can be used in virtually all sports where defensive players guard players on the other team.

Read more about Zone DefenseZone Defense in Basketball, Zone Defense in American Football, Zone Defence in Australian Rules Football

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American Football Plays - Defensive Plays - Coverages - Zone
... Zone defense is when defensive players (typically defensive backs and linebackers) are responsible for a specific area on the field during pass coverage ... Zones are usually more effective against long passes ... When playing in a zone defense, a defensive player is able to observe what the quarterback is attempting to do, anticipate where a pass may be thrown, and perhaps intercept the pass ...
Box-and-one Defense
... The Box-and-one defense is a particular type of defense used in basketball ... The box-and-one is a hybrid between a man-to-man defense (in which each defensive player is responsible for marking a player on the other team) and a zone defense (in which each ... In a box-and-one defense, four players play zone defense, and align themselves in a box protecting the basket, with typically the two larger (or frontcourt) players ...
Zone Defense - Zone Defence in Australian Rules Football
... The zone defence tactic, borrowed from basketball, was introduced into Australian football in the late 1980s by Robert Walls and revolutionized the game ... their full-forward and center half forward, in evenly spaced zones in the back 50-meter arc ... As a result, the best ways to break the zone are for the full-back to bomb it long (over 50 meters), often requiring a low percentage torpedo punt, or to play a short chipping ...
Match-up Zone Defense
... Match-up zone defense is a type of defense used in the game of basketball ... It is commonly referred to as a "combination" defense, as it combines certain aspects of man-to-man defense and zone defense ... Perhaps the most famous user of the match-up zone was John Chaney, former head basketball coach at Temple University ...
Triangle And Two Defense
... The Triangle-and-Two Defense is a particular type of defense used in basketball ... The Triangle-and-Two is a hybrid between a man-to-man defense in which each defensive player is responsible for marking a player on the other team, and a zone defense in which each defensive player ... In a Triangle-and-Two Defense, three players play zone defense, and align themselves in a triangle protecting the basket, with typically the power forward and center playing directly under the basket ...

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