Pick & Roll D: Chasing the Snake

Embedded below is a video on the defensive tactic of “chasing the snake dribble.” A snake dribble is a common maneuver used by guards against “drop” pick & roll coverage. In order to play the pick & roll 2-on-2 and prevent defensive rotation, it’s imperative for the guard to understand this concept. If the ball-handler’s attack were to be more vertical, a Veer Switch would be called. Look below for more info on the Veer Switch.

For more on pick & roll D:
-Veer Switch (LINK)
-Quin Snyder Coaching U notes (LINK)
-Pick & roll defense: Rearview contest (LINK)
-NBA pick & roll defense 101 (LINK)
-Golden State switching concepts (LINK)

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