an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
an attack on the enemy's front by driving a wedge into it or piercing it completely
Movement of defensive linemen across the line of scrimmage and into the offensive backfield. Good penetration into the backfield can disrupt many plays before they have the chance to get started.
When the ball is dribbled or passed inside the defensive area toward the basket.
One of the principles of attack that refers to getting players and the ball behind the defense ultimately results in a scoring opportunity.
An attack that puts the main attacking force through the enemy's principal defensive position.
One of the principles of attack, it is the opposite of defensive delay. Moving through the opposition's defensive third of the field.
Getting deep into the defense in preparation for an attack on goal.
A strategic military maneuver much like the Pincer maneuver with a few exceptions. The Penetration Attack goes straight through the enemies flanks, and once through, each flank will turn and attack the opponet's rear. Alexander the Great once did a penetration attack.