Re: Zone or Man to Man D against fast, black, athletic youth?
play a 2-3 and hope they can't shoot, or play a 3-2 and hope they can't penetrate/don't see the weakside and backdoor courts well
neither will work if your players don't beat the other team down the court and set up early. work in practice on them sprinting to half and then turning and facing their opponents while backpedaling. the best way to implement the zone is to know its weaknesses, and passes over your defense before you've turned and faced the other team will eat a zone apart
i also coach but i tell my players, unless you can defend man to man you wont touch the court. period. might want to stay man and teach them the hard way lol.