Tip1:This may not help you and Im sorry but, defending requires a lot of experience and a lot of failure in order to become great at it.
Yes, failure=being pwned (
). Even experienced defenders are tricked by tricks that they have never seen before. If you are used to attackers beating you with their dribbling, you will eventually get used to that and learn from experience.
Tip 2: Dont bite right away. Dont put your foot forward for a block tackle/ steal because for dribblers, that is the sign to get past you. Why? because with one foot out of the way, you leave yourself unbalanced and make yourself easier to beat with a simple cut. With one foot away, you are giving the dribbler unguarded space to move into.
Tip 3:Some dribblers are bloody aggressive and will elbow and push you off. Dont count on the ref to blow his whistle on them. You need to do weights training so that you can have the advantage and strength over these guys.
*reminds me of the French from my progress log.