Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Man-to-Man vs. Zone

In the spirit of March Madness and Michael winning his office bracket pool this year, we thought we would break down the differences between the Man-to-Man defense vs. the Zone defense. A good coach should always start with teaching a Man-to-Man defense because it gives players a firm base that you can build and adapt from. Each player is assigned an opposing player and is to follow him around regardless of where he goes. Players always know who they are supposed to block out and more pressure is applied to the offense since Man-to-Man is the more aggressive defense. The Zone defense refers to each player being assigned an area of the floor that they are responsible for. They are to defend the goal against anyone in this area. The Zone defense can be taught fairly quickly and helps protect players in foul trouble. The Zone defense will be better if players first learn the fundamental man-to-man principles.

Now that you have been given a quick lesson in basketball defense, the Bergs are about to change things up by moving from a Man-to-Man defense to a Zone defense. In other words, around October 29th, 2010, we will be outnumbered. By that time we will have four years of endless man-to-man practice under our belts and hopefully established a rock hard foundation to build our new zone defense upon. Baby Berg #3 will complete the perfect Triple Threat alongside the All Star Team of Emerson Michal and Jackson Ryan.

All analogies aside, we are extremely excited about our future addition to the family. Emerson asks about the baby every day and is really pulling for a girl. Jackson has been carrying around babies, balls, trash, and whatever else he can find and putting them “night night” under blankets and napkins. We can’t wait to see what he’ll do with a real live baby. We have the opportunity to find out if the baby is a boy or girl in about 7 weeks. We thought about letting this one be a surprise, but Emerson is so excited that we might take her to that appointment so she can be the first to know what her new sibling is going to be. We will keep you posted!

In the mean time, here are some pictures since our last post of our babies growing up way to fast. Enjoy!

Jackson sort of hunting for eggs at the neighborhood hunt

Day at Discovery Green

Emerson enjoying the tractors more than the animals at the rodeo

J not looking to happy about his new haircut

E and J before school on Valentines day, the day we found out about baby #3!


Kelly said...

Congrats Berg Family! I liked the analogy to March Madness ... I was wondering where you were going with that, but should have known! :) Our babies will only be a month apart! How fun!

Laura said...

I'm so exited for y'all!! Congrats! (to you too Kellie!) I hope y'all are both feeling good!! Love you!

Sarah said...

Yay! Congrats to the Bergs. We are about to enter the zone defense in less than 3 weeks! Aaaggghhh!!!

Karyn Hatch said...

that's great news!!! Congrats to you all!