This Sunday, because of school vacation, I'm missing 3 kids. Of course, the 3 I'm missing are my two 6 footers and my rebounding swing man. The "strength" of our rebounding core. I have 5 guards (all 5'4" or shorter), one tweener, and 2 kids who are probably 5'7". The opponent is likely to have at least 3 kids close to 6 feet. We are likely to get crushed on the glass.
My guards are active and quick, so I'm thinking of putting a lot of pressure on the ball in a man to man, and have my small forwards 100% front any posting big men. It's been my experience at this level that when a guard is pressured and a big man is fronted, the pass inside is hard to make and must be very precise (of course, if their low post player has 5-7" on my guys, then it may be moot). If that proves utterly useless, I think I pack in a 2-3 zone, have the guards harrass any big men in the post, and hope the other team can't shoot from outside 12 feet. We have a 1-3-1 zone as well, but that is typically employed against teams with 2-3 outside shooters.
So, hoop experts, any suggestions on how to approach this game defensively and to avoid getting murdered up front?
Edited by Bleedred, 15 February 2013 - 12:25 PM.