What You'll Get
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Choose From Four Options
One week of basketball camp:
- $125 for one kid ($225 value)
- $245 for two kids ($450 value)
Two weeks of basketball camp:
- $235 for one kid ($425 value)
- $465 for two kids ($850 value)
All camps are valid for boys 5-15 years old.
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The Zone Defense: A Disputed Strategy
Lessons on strategy may include discussion of the zone defense. Get a head start with Groupon’s introduction.
In theory, a basketball player can be more effective on defense by guarding a region of the court—his “zone”—rather than matching up one-on-one with a particular offensive player. This is the central tenet of the zone defense, which seeks to negate the advantages of an offensively dominant opponent by forcing outside shots and disrupting offensive rhythm, ideally causing players to make unwise decisions with the ball. While the zone has plenty of potential variations, the setup witnessed most often is the two–three formation, in which three players—usually the forwards and the center—stand in a row along the baseline while the two guards patrol the backcourt.
Though the zone defense was disallowed in the NBA until as recently as 2001, zones have long been a staple of college hoops. The two–three has famously helped Syracuse men’s coach Jim Boeheim amass 29 NCAA tournament appearances, including a national championship in 2003. Even so, the defense is not without its detractors, many of whom cite its vulnerability to strong outside shooters and its general perception as a passive method of play. “It looks like a stickup at 7-Eleven,” former North Carolina State coach Norm Sloan was famously quoted as saying, explaining his disdain for the zone. “Five guys standing there with their hands in the air.”
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Valid for ages 5-15. Camp takes place at SECU arena. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.