Zone Press – 1-2-1-1 Press

  • Purpose

Force the ball to be inbounded to the ball side corner, at which point the disruptor and closest wing player can bring the trap.

  • Setup

To setup for the 1-2-1-1, you’re going to have to assign your players to one of five different roles. The interceptor is the most critical of this press, as he needs to be adept at anticipating passes and have the athleticism to match. He will be positioned as the 1-2-1-1 of the press.

Next, you’ll want to figure out where each of your bigs will go. The disruptor – the front of the press – needs to be the more athletic and versatile of the two. The other big will fill the position of safety, at the back of the press.

The last two players will fill out the wings.

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