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Geno Auriemma's "Complete Coaching" 3-Pack
BD-05321A: with Geno Auriemma, 3x U.S. Women's Olympic Basketball Head Coach (3x Gold Medal; '00, '12, '16) 1000+ career wins - Fastest coach to 800, 900 and 1,000 wins, any level, men's or women's 11x NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship Coach ('95, '00, '02 -'04, '09 - '10, '13 - '16) 9x AP Coach of the Year; 8x Naismith Coach of the Year; 7x WBCA National Coach of the Year; 6x USBWA Women's National Coach of the Year John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award (2012) Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame ('06); Women's Basketball Hall of Fame ('06); National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame ('07) 19x Big East regular season and 22x Big East tournament titlesOffensive progress often comes at a slower pace than gains on the defensive side of the ball. Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma shows how you can build the foundation for offensive excellence in a short period of time. This video is a condensed version of how Auriemma and his staff install and practice their up-tempo offensive attack. Coach Auriemma teaches the offense in the half-court and progresses to transition, teaching players the 'why' behind each offensive set and how to read the defense.By using a variety of transition drills that flow seamlessly into offensive sets, this video will help you increase the pace of play your team is comfortable executing. Different transition and secondary break sets will help streamline your offense and keep players from struggling for good looks at the basket late in the shot clock.Coach Auriemma discusses the following keys to making your offense the best that it can be: How to simplify and execute an unstoppable basic offense. When and why coaches need to make adjustments to their game plan. Why and how team success is related to shot selection. Drills you can use to improve your transition game.Strong, Curl, PinchAuriemma and his staff run their players through several different actions and set plays including Strong, Curl, and Pinch. Each action is run 5-on-0 and many options are discussed and practiced. This is a perfect example of how to teach your players the reads within your offense and set plays.Making Adjustments and Set Plays Philosophy Learn how the most successful program in women's college basketball utilizes set plays to augment its offensive execution. Taking a "less is more" approach, Auriemma discusses when not to use set plays and how they can hamper your team's scoring. If your team sometimes struggles to create open looks for shooters, you'll want to pay particular attention to Auriemma's breakdown on how to utilize a dribble drive attack to free up shooters and force difficult defensive rotations.Team Practice Drills and Breakdown DrillsAuriemma runs the team through a number of drills - at championship-level practice speed - and with plenty of teaching and corrections, starting with the Kansas drill, a full court drill with four trips where players complete different shots and actions. The first trip finishes with a lay-up, the second a jumper, third a skip pass and a drive, and fourth a drag screen action. Another full-court drill to teach an attacking mentality and full court offense is the 5-man weave to 3-on-2 drill. Players go down in a weave and then come back to 3-on-2 with the person who made the lay-up and the last person to pass the ball becoming the two defenders. Auriemma breaks down the drill and explains how to best defend a 3-on-2 situation.Special Situations and Baseline Out of BoundsCoach Auriemma shares his thoughts about practicing special situations and then you'll move back to the court and see how they practice their out-of-bounds play execution. Auriemma also shows the different options that will be available.At every stage of this video, Auriemma's principles and actions are concise and thoroughly explained. By demonstrating the "why" behind the offensive sets and drills, coaches and players will gain insight into the key offensive principles behind the game planning. This video is jam-packed with nuggets of wisdom from Coach Auriemma from beginning t[...]



Together as ONE! The Winning Formula of the 4 Out/1 In & 5 Out Motion Offense
with Mike Brey,University of Notre Dame Head Coach;3x Big East Coach of the Year;2012 Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year;2012 USBWA Henry Iba National Coach of the Year Mike Brey has quietly led Notre Dame, renowned for its historic football program, to compete at the highest levels of college basketball. Using a motion-based, free-flowing offensive scheme that emphasizes sharing of the ball and playing together, Brey's teams have served notice to college basketball's elite after winning titles in both the Big East and ACC conferences in recent years. While not always equipped with elite recruits, Brey has used X's and O's to help bridge the gap, level the playing field, and maximize his team's ability to win. In this video, you'll learn how Coach Brey builds fundamental excellence by progressing through 2-on-0 to 5-on-0 offensive drills, to full 5-on-5 competitive workouts. By working on small-sided games, individual shooting, passing and pick & roll sessions, coaches can see how the highly successful Notre Dame program is built from the ground up. Key concepts covered in this video include: Transition offense and how to flow into a lethal half-court offense The vital role of the low post player in flattening out the defense How to build solid offensive footwork that translates to increased game scoringWith this inside, no-hold-barred look at practice, you'll see how Coach Brey's relentlessly positive coaching style builds teamwork and trust between players. Day 1 Practice:The opening 70 minutes is entirely devoted to offense, both at the micro (individual, pairs) and macro (four- and five-player units) levels. While stressing the importance of players learning to play together as a way to facilitate chemistry and efficiency, Brey paces the team through a series of build-up exercises that ultimately culminate in the full, free-flowing offensive machine that is evident on game days. Points of emphasis include: Building from 2-man, to 3-on-0, to 4-on-0, to 5-on-0, to 5-on-5 as a way of incrementally putting the pieces together to make the whole. A review of game film by Coach Brey in order to demonstrate and explain the importance of an unpredictable offensive system driven by motion to obtain high percentage shots. 2-on-0 drills pairing bigs and littles together in order to simulate and break down the most common offensive interactions between the two that are contained within the scheme. Individual development, with stations split by post and perimeter, in order to work the skill sets needed to thrive in a systematically open offensive attack. Shell-based, 5-on-0 offensive execution of sets such as Cutters, Circle, Wide etc. as a means to develop the timing and pace necessary to maximize opportunities. Transition offensive execution, both 5-on-0 and 5-on-5, as a way to increase pace and score while possessing a numbers advantage.Day 2 Practice:The second practice continues the emphasis on offensive execution and the `parts-to-whole' ideology of building team offense, but with a few additions and wrinkles. While the focus is still offensively motivated, a defensive element is now factored in as the final variable to completing the offensive equation. You'll see: Individual shooting exercises that develop an array of move sets based upon the position (post vs perimeter). Shell-based defensive drills that require communication, quick reaction time, and four- and five-player units acting as one in order to increase recognition and awareness to achieve consecutive stops. Multiple sets such as Cutters, Circle, Wide, and Slide executed in a 5-on-0 setting to achieve the proper pace, spacing, and timing. The previously mentioned sets executed out of a transition attack to emphasize the seamless transition from fast-break to half-court offense. Several instances of 5-on-5 action, both in the half-court as well as transition, in order to put all the previously worked on elements of team offense to the test. A creative end-of-practice team-based free-throw drill that calls for shoo[...]



Together as ONE! The Winning Formula of the 4 Out/1 In & 5 Out Motion Offense
with Mike Brey,University of Notre Dame Head Coach;3x Big East Coach of the Year;2012 Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year;2012 USBWA Henry Iba National Coach of the Year Mike Brey has quietly led Notre Dame, renowned for its historic football program, to compete at the highest levels of college basketball. Using a motion-based, free-flowing offensive scheme that emphasizes sharing of the ball and playing together, Brey's teams have served notice to college basketball's elite after winning titles in both the Big East and ACC conferences in recent years. While not always equipped with elite recruits, Brey has used X's and O's to help bridge the gap, level the playing field, and maximize his team's ability to win. In this video, you'll learn how Coach Brey builds fundamental excellence by progressing through 2-on-0 to 5-on-0 offensive drills, to full 5-on-5 competitive workouts. By working on small-sided games, individual shooting, passing and pick & roll sessions, coaches can see how the highly successful Notre Dame program is built from the ground up. Key concepts covered in this video include: Transition offense and how to flow into a lethal half-court offense The vital role of the low post player in flattening out the defense How to build solid offensive footwork that translates to increased game scoringWith this inside, no-hold-barred look at practice, you'll see how Coach Brey's relentlessly positive coaching style builds teamwork and trust between players. Day 1 Practice:The opening 70 minutes is entirely devoted to offense, both at the micro (individual, pairs) and macro (four- and five-player units) levels. While stressing the importance of players learning to play together as a way to facilitate chemistry and efficiency, Brey paces the team through a series of build-up exercises that ultimately culminate in the full, free-flowing offensive machine that is evident on game days. Points of emphasis include: Building from 2-man, to 3-on-0, to 4-on-0, to 5-on-0, to 5-on-5 as a way of incrementally putting the pieces together to make the whole. A review of game film by Coach Brey in order to demonstrate and explain the importance of an unpredictable offensive system driven by motion to obtain high percentage shots. 2-on-0 drills pairing bigs and littles together in order to simulate and break down the most common offensive interactions between the two that are contained within the scheme. Individual development, with stations split by post and perimeter, in order to work the skill sets needed to thrive in a systematically open offensive attack. Shell-based, 5-on-0 offensive execution of sets such as Cutters, Circle, Wide etc. as a means to develop the timing and pace necessary to maximize opportunities. Transition offensive execution, both 5-on-0 and 5-on-5, as a way to increase pace and score while possessing a numbers advantage.Day 2 Practice:The second practice continues the emphasis on offensive execution and the `parts-to-whole' ideology of building team offense, but with a few additions and wrinkles. While the focus is still offensively motivated, a defensive element is now factored in as the final variable to completing the offensive equation. You'll see: Individual shooting exercises that develop an array of move sets based upon the position (post vs perimeter). Shell-based defensive drills that require communication, quick reaction time, and four- and five-player units acting as one in order to increase recognition and awareness to achieve consecutive stops. Multiple sets such as Cutters, Circle, Wide, and Slide executed in a 5-on-0 setting to achieve the proper pace, spacing, and timing. The previously mentioned sets executed out of a transition attack to emphasize the seamless transition from fast-break to half-court offense. Several instances of 5-on-5 action, both in the half-court as well as transition, in order to put all the previously worked on elements of team offense to the test. A creative end-of-practice team-based free-thro[...]



The Mover/Blocker Offense Set
BD-05094A: with Tom Jicha,John A. Ferguson (FL) High School Head Coach;former Miami Sunset (FL) Head Coach; 6 regional playoff appearances The Mover-Blocker offensive scheme is one that is vastly growing across all levels of basketball. Coach Tom Jicha gives you on court step-by-step instruction on how to set up the offense, break down drills, counters, sets and options. You'll see why this offense is one of the most effective in the game today.Jicha starts with five major reasons for why he uses the Mover-Blocker offense. The offense gives the luxuries of motion, puts the ball in your best player's hands, moves and removes help defense, and has numerous counters and options to exploit the defense.Mover-Blocker Set UpThe basic structure of the offense is outlined. There are only two roles in this offense: blocker and mover. Coach Jicha outlines the blocker's initial positioning, responsibilities, and areas in which he/she will work. For example, the blocker needs to be able to carry out various screens and learn how to set them for your guards to get open looks. The two main screens are the pin down and flare screen. Coach Jicha then explains the role of the movers: where they are positioned, movement and how they influence and initiate the offense. Movers basically play 3-on-3 basketball with their defenders and use the blockers to attack and get open shots. Once the positional responsibilities are completed, Coach Jicha shows the basic motion of the offense, which he calls Circle. This is the base set on which everything else covered later is built from. From there, he covers the five main areas you can expect to get great scoring opportunities: Straight 3-point shot off the pin down screen Dump down to post Back screen layup Re-screen on the opposite side Two-man gameGetting the Offense StartedIn this segment, Coach Jicha demonstrates five ways to help players initiate the offense when being faced with different defensive tactics. You'll see how to get the offense started by using straight pop outs, crosses, bumps, L-cuts, and dribble hand-offs.Scoring OptionsCoach Jicha covers nine areas of attack to create scoring options. They include back screens, flares, and 7-cuts. Additionally, he demonstrates seven types of the two-man game that will be found in the offense, four re-screen options and two alternatives for the offense in a secondary set. You'll also learn how to control the offense from the bench. Finally, Coach Jicha discusses how quickly and easily the team can get back into the offense any time the initial options don't work or if the players get lost. This is a great offense for any middle school or higher coach that only has 2 or 3 scorers, or for coaches who face teams that play great help defense. 66 minutes. 2017.BD-05094B: with Tom Jicha,John A. Ferguson (FL) High School Head Coach;former Miami Sunset (FL) Head Coach; 6 regional playoff appearances Building on his initial video on the Mover-Blocker offense, Tom Jicha focuses on set plays and basic drills and skills. Coach Jicha provides 12 different set plays that can be incorporated when the defense starts to figure out the offense. The sets are great to use after a timeout, end of a quarter, or coming out of halftime. The plays are designed to have the same look as the Mover-Blocker set the defense has seen all game, but allow you to put a quick hit on the defense they won't see coming.Additionally, Coach Jicha demonstrates the importance of how to teach your players to score in various ways. He goes through drills that helps install the offense and reiterate the skills needed for players to learn every day to make this offense successful. Set Plays for the Mover-Blocker OffenseHaving multiple ways of attacking the defense using same personnel is a great way to keep the defense guessing. Coach Jicha breaks down sets that include the essential elements of the Mover-Blocker offense, including flare screens, re-screens, back screens, pin downs and two-man game.As the defe[...]



Jay Wright: 1-2-2 and 1-1-2-1 Three-Quarter Court Pressure Defense
with Jay Wright,Villanova Head Coach;2018 NCAA Champions!2017 John R. Wooden Award Legends of Coaching honoree;2x NCAA Championship Coach (2016 & 2018); 2x Naismith College Coach of the Year (2006, 2016);2x Big East Tournament Champions, 5x Big East Regular Season Champions, 5x Big East Coach of the Year (2006, 2009, 2014-2016), 2x America East Coach of the Year (2000, 2001), NABC Coach of the Year (2006)Villanova head coach Jay Wright is one of the nation's top basketball coaches. In this video, you'll see why he's also considered one of the best teachers of the game as well. Coach Wright shares his three-quarter court, 1-2-2 defensive pressure scheme. This is the same scheme that aided in the Wildcats' run to the 2016 NCAA Championship. Coach Wright shares four base strategies you can use to defend out of a three-quarter court 1-2-2 defense. He runs through additional plays and strategies and shows you how to convert back into a 1-3-1 or 2-3 zone defense. You will also see how to effectively guard ball screens when defending zone offense. Basic Multiple Defense Concepts In order to teach a scheme, a coach must first understand the various layers of the underlying philosophy. Coach Wright provides viewers with the complete knowledge necessary for coaches looking to apply the packaged set with their teams. Coach Wright explains the setup of the 1-2-2 press and, based on the physical traits of certain players, where they should play. He gives five reasons to run a press and emphasizes the one thing the press absolutely cannot give up. He also covers the five rules he uses and the responsibilities each position has. Defensive Plays Coach Wright shows what the great teams try to do and how you need to be prepared for it. He shows where they like to trap and how they come out to trap. Ball reversal, skip passes, and back row containment are covered as well. Coach Wright breaks down various defensive scenarios to using the multiple defensive scheme. You will: Learn the concept of attack small and retreat big and how to fake trap and trap Discover how to keep the ball out of the middle of the floor Learn how to get your players to get to ball side of the defense See how to convert or get back on defense to avoid giving up an open 3-point shot 1-3-1 and 2-3 Defenses You'll see how to convert back into a 1-3-1 and 2-3 zone out of a multiple defense look. Coach Wright shows you: How to teach your players to stay aggressive while playing zone defense How to "tag" someone so that players know who they're guarding and boxing out while in zone defense How to use man principles to play zone defense 1-1-2-1 PressCoach Wright shows the 1-1-2-1, which initially looks identical to the 1-2-2 press. This defense is more of a conservative press and it is used whenever they play a half court 2-3 zone defense. He shows how to start in the 1-1-2-1 press and then how to convert to a 2-3 zone. The session then moves into how Coach Wright plays the 2-3 zone with the rules and responsibilities associated for each position. The key for their zone defense is every defender should be matched up with an offensive player on every shot. You'll see how the zone handles ball screens, overloads, and post ups.Guarding Against Ball ScreensLearn the concept of spacing when playing against ball screens. Coach Wright shows you how to deny shooters off ball screens. He also gives you how to have a player being screened go under and over the zone depending on the skills of the player they're guarding. Coach Wright gives you the complete package to installing the multiple defense with your team. From traps, to fake traps to staying aggressive in multiple defenses, this video is a must have for all defensive minded coaches. Produced at the Spring 2015 Pittsburgh (PA) clinic.74 minutes. 2016.[...]



Jay Wright: 1-2-2 and 1-1-2-1 Three-Quarter Court Pressure Defense
with Jay Wright,Villanova Head Coach;2018 NCAA Champions!2018 John R. Wooden Award Legends of Coaching Award;2x NCAA Championship Coach (2016 & 2018); 2x Naismith College Coach of the Year (2006, 2016);2x Big East Tournament Champions, 5x Big East Regular Season Champions, 5x Big East Coach of the Year (2006, 2009, 2014-2016), 2x America East Coach of the Year (2000, 2001), NABC Coach of the Year (2006)Villanova head coach Jay Wright is one of the nation's top basketball coaches. In this video, you'll see why he's also considered one of the best teachers of the game as well. Coach Wright shares his three-quarter court, 1-2-2 defensive pressure scheme. This is the same scheme that aided in the Wildcats' run to the 2016 NCAA Championship. Coach Wright shares four base strategies you can use to defend out of a three-quarter court 1-2-2 defense. He runs through additional plays and strategies and shows you how to convert back into a 1-3-1 or 2-3 zone defense. You will also see how to effectively guard ball screens when defending zone offense. Basic Multiple Defense Concepts In order to teach a scheme, a coach must first understand the various layers of the underlying philosophy. Coach Wright provides viewers with the complete knowledge necessary for coaches looking to apply the packaged set with their teams. Coach Wright explains the setup of the 1-2-2 press and, based on the physical traits of certain players, where they should play. He gives five reasons to run a press and emphasizes the one thing the press absolutely cannot give up. He also covers the five rules he uses and the responsibilities each position has. Defensive Plays Coach Wright shows what the great teams try to do and how you need to be prepared for it. He shows where they like to trap and how they come out to trap. Ball reversal, skip passes, and back row containment are covered as well. Coach Wright breaks down various defensive scenarios to using the multiple defensive scheme. You will: Learn the concept of attack small and retreat big and how to fake trap and trap Discover how to keep the ball out of the middle of the floor Learn how to get your players to get to ball side of the defense See how to convert or get back on defense to avoid giving up an open 3-point shot 1-3-1 and 2-3 Defenses You'll see how to convert back into a 1-3-1 and 2-3 zone out of a multiple defense look. Coach Wright shows you: How to teach your players to stay aggressive while playing zone defense How to "tag" someone so that players know who they're guarding and boxing out while in zone defense How to use man principles to play zone defense 1-1-2-1 PressCoach Wright shows the 1-1-2-1, which initially looks identical to the 1-2-2 press. This defense is more of a conservative press and it is used whenever they play a half court 2-3 zone defense. He shows how to start in the 1-1-2-1 press and then how to convert to a 2-3 zone. The session then moves into how Coach Wright plays the 2-3 zone with the rules and responsibilities associated for each position. The key for their zone defense is every defender should be matched up with an offensive player on every shot. You'll see how the zone handles ball screens, overloads, and post ups.Guarding Against Ball ScreensLearn the concept of spacing when playing against ball screens. Coach Wright shows you how to deny shooters off ball screens. He also gives you how to have a player being screened go under and over the zone depending on the skills of the player they're guarding. Coach Wright gives you the complete package to installing the multiple defense with your team. From traps, to fake traps to staying aggressive in multiple defenses, this video is a must have for all defensive minded coaches. Produced at the Spring 2015 Pittsburgh (PA) clinic.74 minutes. 2016.[...]



Mike Hopkins: 2-3 Zone Defense - Scouting Adjustments and Breakdown Drills
with Mike Hopkins,University of Washington Head Coach;2018 Pac-12 Coach of the Year;former Syracuse University Assistant Coach;Court Coach for Team USA in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2010 and 2012;two-year starter for Syracuse and was a team captain his senior yearMike Hopkins has been an assistant coach for the Syracuse University basketball program for more than 20 years. Under head coach Jim Boeheim, Coach Hopkins has helped guide the Orange to the NCAA Tournament 16 times, including a National Championship in the 2002-03 season. In addition to his role at Syracuse, Coach Hopkins has been an on-court coach for Team USA's Men's National 21-and under team trials (2000, 2001) and recently was responsible for player evaluation and selection for USA Basketball at the London Olympics. Syracuse basketball is acclaimed for its exclusive use of the 2-3 zone defense. Mike Hopkins has a unique expertise in this defensive style. He has both played for legendary coach Jim Boeheim and coached for the Syracuse Orange for over 20 years. Along the way, they have made postseason appearances every year with just one lone exception. This is in large part because of the 2-3 zone's ability to frustrate opponents. Coach Hopkins gives you the "secret sauce" to the Syracuse 2-3 zone. You will learn everything that makes their zone defense unique through a detailed explanation of player responsibilities of each position, in-game adjustments, breakdown drills and more!2-3 Zone Rotation and ResponsibilitiesWith his coverage of each position, you will learn critical teaching points for guards, forwards, and centers. With the ball at the wing, Coach Hopkins shows how players should slide to take away the shot without giving up driving lanes. You'll see how to take away the high post pass and cover return passes to the top. The ball in the short corner initiates their "54 Trap." Coach Hopkins demonstrates how to pressure opponents with this trap and how to counter the high post dive with help-side defenders. 2-3 Zone vs Common Offense SetsWith a long history of running the 2-3 zone, the coaching staff of Syracuse University has had to pioneer the evolution of numerous defensive adjustments as opponents find new ways to attack their defense. Coach Hopkins shows you how to adapt to some of the most common offensive strategies used against the zone. Change your tactics versus high post players with different skill levels See how you can press up or sag with your center when the ball gets to the high post Keep the ball out of the middle by disrupting double high post flashes with your guards See how you can fight through "inside" ball screens and rotate players to cover shooters versus quick ball reversal Learn how to defend high ball screens by creating a wall with your centerAdditional strategies are discussed for defending the low post, rotating your center to cover perimeter shooters, "icing" ball screens, stunting versus dribble penetration, and defending opponents that use four perimeter players on offense.2-3 Zone Position DrillsCoach Hopkins demonstrates five position-specific drills to help you teach the fundamentals to each piece of the zone defense. Three drills for your center will train them to become a living wall that can shut down drives into the paint. One drill will help your guards focus on denying the high post and fighting through screens to cover shooters. Another drill teaches your forwards how to rotate from the wing to short corner.Additionally, Coach Hopkins discusses how to defend plays using the 1-4 High alignment and using the zone versus baseline inbounds. You will also gain some ideas for increasing your pressure with different half court traps and full court pressure.Coach Hopkins has delivered THE must-have resource for any coach looking to play with a 2-3 zone defense."This is one of the most specific, if not the most specific, video done in a clinic setting. I have [...]



Mike Hopkins: 2-3 Zone Defense - Scouting Adjustments and Breakdown Drills
with Mike Hopkins,University of Washington Head Coach;2018 Pac-12 Coach of the Year;former Syracuse University Assistant Coach;Court Coach for Team USA in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2010 and 2012;two-year starter for Syracuse and was a team captain his senior yearMike Hopkins has been an assistant coach for the Syracuse University basketball program for more than 20 years. Under head coach Jim Boeheim, Coach Hopkins has helped guide the Orange to the NCAA Tournament 16 times, including a National Championship in the 2002-03 season. In addition to his role at Syracuse, Coach Hopkins has been an on-court coach for Team USA's Men's National 21-and under team trials (2000, 2001) and recently was responsible for player evaluation and selection for USA Basketball at the London Olympics. Syracuse basketball is acclaimed for its exclusive use of the 2-3 zone defense. Mike Hopkins has a unique expertise in this defensive style. He has both played for legendary coach Jim Boeheim and coached for the Syracuse Orange for over 20 years. Along the way, they have made postseason appearances every year with just one lone exception. This is in large part because of the 2-3 zone's ability to frustrate opponents. Coach Hopkins gives you the "secret sauce" to the Syracuse 2-3 zone. You will learn everything that makes their zone defense unique through a detailed explanation of player responsibilities of each position, in-game adjustments, breakdown drills and more!2-3 Zone Rotation and ResponsibilitiesWith his coverage of each position, you will learn critical teaching points for guards, forwards, and centers. With the ball at the wing, Coach Hopkins shows how players should slide to take away the shot without giving up driving lanes. You'll see how to take away the high post pass and cover return passes to the top. The ball in the short corner initiates their "54 Trap." Coach Hopkins demonstrates how to pressure opponents with this trap and how to counter the high post dive with help-side defenders. 2-3 Zone vs Common Offense SetsWith a long history of running the 2-3 zone, the coaching staff of Syracuse University has had to pioneer the evolution of numerous defensive adjustments as opponents find new ways to attack their defense. Coach Hopkins shows you how to adapt to some of the most common offensive strategies used against the zone. Change your tactics versus high post players with different skill levels See how you can press up or sag with your center when the ball gets to the high post Keep the ball out of the middle by disrupting double high post flashes with your guards See how you can fight through "inside" ball screens and rotate players to cover shooters versus quick ball reversal Learn how to defend high ball screens by creating a wall with your centerAdditional strategies are discussed for defending the low post, rotating your center to cover perimeter shooters, "icing" ball screens, stunting versus dribble penetration, and defending opponents that use four perimeter players on offense.2-3 Zone Position DrillsCoach Hopkins demonstrates five position-specific drills to help you teach the fundamentals to each piece of the zone defense. Three drills for your center will train them to become a living wall that can shut down drives into the paint. One drill will help your guards focus on denying the high post and fighting through screens to cover shooters. Another drill teaches your forwards how to rotate from the wing to short corner.Additionally, Coach Hopkins discusses how to defend plays using the 1-4 High alignment and using the zone versus baseline inbounds. You will also gain some ideas for increasing your pressure with different half court traps and full court pressure.Coach Hopkins has delivered THE must-have resource for any coach looking to play with a 2-3 zone defense."This is one of the most specific, if not the most specific, video done [...]



Disrupting Offenses with Pressure Defense
with Brad Underwood,University of Illinois Head Coach;former Oklahoma State University Head Coach;former Stephen F. Austin University Head Coach; 3x (2014-16) Southland Conference Regular Season and Tournament Champions; 2x (2015 & 2014) Southland Conference Coach of the Year; 2014 Joe B. Hall Award Recipient (nation's top first-year coach), 2014 Jim Phelan Award Finalist (top Division I coach), 2x (2015 & 2014) Hugh Durham Award Finalist (top mid-major coach)In the era of passive packline defense, Brad Underwood charges in a different direction to get different results. Using his on the line-up the line half court pressure defense Coach Underwood's teams have been national leaders in steals and turnovers forced per possession over the last two years (2014-15).Coach Underwood teaches you the principles and technique for positioning, maintaining denial through various offensive actions, and keeping pressure on the opponent while defending ball screens. Even less athletic players can excel in this defense by forming habits that encourage proper technique and the toughness to play with great effort every day. Basics of On-Ball DefenseThe goal of this pressure defensive system is to prevent your opponents from getting into the offense they want to run and force them to make catches further away from the basket. Coach Underwood begins his systematic approach to shrinking the court by describing the rules and responsibilities for each individual defender, and then explains how the defense moves as a unit as the ball is passed around. He details the pick up point and technique for ball pressure so your opponent is uncomfortable through the entire possession, and shows how off-ball defenders play "on the line and up the line" to deny passes. Pressure vs Common Offensive ActionsOffensive players will very rarely just stand in place. Coach Underwood shows you how they maintain their pressure through the variety of actions your opponents will try to use against you. See how he trains his players to move and adjust their denial positions every time the ball moves Many of the concepts are broken down into a 2-on-2, 3-on-3, or 4-on-4 drill that you can use to focus on the action. You will learn the technique for denying back cuts and basket cuts, playing post defense, stopping dribble penetration with a "plug" and sprinting to the mid-line to play help defense. Coach Underwood demonstrates how you can jump the gaps and disrupt screening actions such as screen aways, down screens, and baseline screens by playing up the line. In order to tie his defense all together, Coach Underwood introduces the shell drill where he emphasizes communication, jumping to the ball, and sprinting to help. Players are encouraged to "do their work early" and have constant movement. Next, players work on handling the "down screen" where they jump to the ball and go third person. And they work on combination actions which makes it very game-like. Defending Ball ScreensOpponents will try to use ball screens to scale down your pressure. Coach Underwood details strategies for attacking multiple types of ball screens to maintain their disruptive intensity. Learn how to trap the dribbler in the corner by "downing" or keep the offense on the sideline with a hard hedge by forcing players to their weak hand on side ball screens. You can adjust your rotations with "X-Action" to quickly cover screeners popping into space for an open shot. Coach Underwood also explains how to defend three different high ball screen actions by forcing dribblers to their weak hand and hedging.The red, white and blue communication to defend on-ball screens is a brilliant tool that can be adapted into any defensive arsenal.This comprehensive video is the "total package" for teams who want to utilize ball pressure and technique to get their players playing with maximum eff[...]



Disrupting Offenses with Pressure Defense
with Brad Underwood,University of Illinois Head Coach;former Oklahoma State University Head Coach;former Stephen F. Austin University Head Coach; 3x (2014-16) Southland Conference Regular Season and Tournament Champions; 2x (2015 & 2014) Southland Conference Coach of the Year; 2014 Joe B. Hall Award Recipient (nation's top first-year coach), 2014 Jim Phelan Award Finalist (top Division I coach), 2x (2015 & 2014) Hugh Durham Award Finalist (top mid-major coach)In the era of passive packline defense, Brad Underwood charges in a different direction to get different results. Using his on the line-up the line half court pressure defense Coach Underwood's teams have been national leaders in steals and turnovers forced per possession over the last two years (2014-15).Coach Underwood teaches you the principles and technique for positioning, maintaining denial through various offensive actions, and keeping pressure on the opponent while defending ball screens. Even less athletic players can excel in this defense by forming habits that encourage proper technique and the toughness to play with great effort every day. Basics of On-Ball DefenseThe goal of this pressure defensive system is to prevent your opponents from getting into the offense they want to run and force them to make catches further away from the basket. Coach Underwood begins his systematic approach to shrinking the court by describing the rules and responsibilities for each individual defender, and then explains how the defense moves as a unit as the ball is passed around. He details the pick up point and technique for ball pressure so your opponent is uncomfortable through the entire possession, and shows how off-ball defenders play "on the line and up the line" to deny passes. Pressure vs Common Offensive ActionsOffensive players will very rarely just stand in place. Coach Underwood shows you how they maintain their pressure through the variety of actions your opponents will try to use against you. See how he trains his players to move and adjust their denial positions every time the ball moves Many of the concepts are broken down into a 2-on-2, 3-on-3, or 4-on-4 drill that you can use to focus on the action. You will learn the technique for denying back cuts and basket cuts, playing post defense, stopping dribble penetration with a "plug" and sprinting to the mid-line to play help defense. Coach Underwood demonstrates how you can jump the gaps and disrupt screening actions such as screen aways, down screens, and baseline screens by playing up the line. In order to tie his defense all together, Coach Underwood introduces the shell drill where he emphasizes communication, jumping to the ball, and sprinting to help. Players are encouraged to "do their work early" and have constant movement. Next, players work on handling the "down screen" where they jump to the ball and go third person. And they work on combination actions which makes it very game-like. Defending Ball ScreensOpponents will try to use ball screens to scale down your pressure. Coach Underwood details strategies for attacking multiple types of ball screens to maintain their disruptive intensity. Learn how to trap the dribbler in the corner by "downing" or keep the offense on the sideline with a hard hedge by forcing players to their weak hand on side ball screens. You can adjust your rotations with "X-Action" to quickly cover screeners popping into space for an open shot. Coach Underwood also explains how to defend three different high ball screen actions by forcing dribblers to their weak hand and hedging.The red, white and blue communication to defend on-ball screens is a brilliant tool that can be adapted into any defensive arsenal.This comprehensive video is the "total package" for teams who want to utilize ball pressure and technique to get their playe[...]



The Encyclopedia of the Horns Offense
with Fran Fraschilla,
International Basketball Analyst for ESPN,
former Division I college basketball coach (Manhattan College, St. John's University and University of New Mexico),
former NABC District II Coach of the Year and MAAC Coach of the Year

Fran Fraschilla compiles the latest and greatest ideas on basketball offense from his decades of experience as a coach and as an ESPN analyst to deliver the ultimate guide to the Horns offense. You will see how to use the options in this offensive system to create a structured motion that can be tailored to suit the talents of your personnel.

In addition to these motion offense concepts, Coach Fraschilla also shows you over 25 set plays being used at the highest levels of basketball, such as the NBA and international play.

The Horns Offense

Learn the central principles to the Horns offense, including the spacing and roles of players in the offense. Coach Fraschilla shows you how to string together a series of 2- and 3-player actions in a structured motion based on four main types of cuts.

With every cut, you will learn the options that your players can utilize by reading the defense, as well as the technique required to score from those actions. Offensive actions include playing off of wide pin downs, dribble hand-offs, ball screens, flex cuts, dribble penetration and more.

Ball Screens

See how to improve the effectiveness of ball screens in your offense with the set plays and concepts that Coach Fraschilla has learned from studying the best teams in the world. Some of the keys to these plays are to incorporate false motion to scramble the defense, optimize spacing and separate your post from their defender as they sprint into a ball screen.

Learn how to use new tactics to execute ball screens, including flip screens for defenders that go under, the short roll versus aggressive defenses, back action for sagging defenders and the invisible screen to open up gaps for dribble penetration.

Set Plays

Coach Fraschilla expands on other scoring options with more than 15 set plays. A series of plays taken from the best teams in international basketball will show you how to score off staggered screens, pin downs, flex screens and post ups. The Horns set that Argentina has used to great success in recent international play is broken down in detail. You will see how multiple options can be created from this set to score off lobs, ball screens and down screens.

Multiple plays are also shown to help you create isolations for your best players and teach them how to score in late game situations. Coach Fraschilla explains how the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors flowed into the Horns offense with a secondary break that utilizes wide pin downs and stagger screens to free up shooters.

Fran Fraschilla has assembled the must-have resource for any coach who uses the Horns alignment in their offense. You'll be able to take bits and pieces from the video and implement them into your Horns offense or improve your preferred style of play.

149 minutes. 2016.




The Encyclopedia of the Horns Offense
with Fran Fraschilla,
International Basketball Analyst for ESPN,
former Division I college basketball coach (Manhattan College, St. John's University and University of New Mexico),
former NABC District II Coach of the Year and MAAC Coach of the Year

Fran Fraschilla compiles the latest and greatest ideas on basketball offense from his decades of experience as a coach and as an ESPN analyst to deliver the ultimate guide to the Horns offense. You will see how to use the options in this offensive system to create a structured motion that can be tailored to suit the talents of your personnel.

In addition to these motion offense concepts, Coach Fraschilla also shows you over 25 set plays being used at the highest levels of basketball, such as the NBA and international play.

The Horns Offense

Learn the central principles to the Horns offense, including the spacing and roles of players in the offense. Coach Fraschilla shows you how to string together a series of 2- and 3-player actions in a structured motion based on four main types of cuts.

With every cut, you will learn the options that your players can utilize by reading the defense, as well as the technique required to score from those actions. Offensive actions include playing off of wide pin downs, dribble hand-offs, ball screens, flex cuts, dribble penetration and more.

Ball Screens

See how to improve the effectiveness of ball screens in your offense with the set plays and concepts that Coach Fraschilla has learned from studying the best teams in the world. Some of the keys to these plays are to incorporate false motion to scramble the defense, optimize spacing and separate your post from their defender as they sprint into a ball screen.

Learn how to use new tactics to execute ball screens, including flip screens for defenders that go under, the short roll versus aggressive defenses, back action for sagging defenders and the invisible screen to open up gaps for dribble penetration.

Set Plays

Coach Fraschilla expands on other scoring options with more than 15 set plays. A series of plays taken from the best teams in international basketball will show you how to score off staggered screens, pin downs, flex screens and post ups. The Horns set that Argentina has used to great success in recent international play is broken down in detail. You will see how multiple options can be created from this set to score off lobs, ball screens and down screens.

Multiple plays are also shown to help you create isolations for your best players and teach them how to score in late game situations. Coach Fraschilla explains how the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors flowed into the Horns offense with a secondary break that utilizes wide pin downs and stagger screens to free up shooters.

Fran Fraschilla has assembled the must-have resource for any coach who uses the Horns alignment in their offense. You'll be able to take bits and pieces from the video and implement them into your Horns offense or improve your preferred style of play.

149 minutes. 2016.




Geno Auriemma: Building the Perfect Offense

with Geno Auriemma,

  • 3x U.S. Women's Olympic Basketball Head Coach (3x Gold Medal; '00, '12, '16)
  • 1000+ career wins - Fastest coach to 800, 900 and 1,000 wins, any level, men's or women's
  • 11x NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship Coach ('95, '00, '02 -'04, '09 - '10, '13 - '16)
  • 9x AP Coach of the Year; 8x Naismith Coach of the Year; 7x WBCA National Coach of the Year; 6x USBWA Women's National Coach of the Year
  • John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award (2012)
  • Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame ('06); Women's Basketball Hall of Fame ('06); National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame ('07)
  • 19x Big East regular season and 22x Big East tournament titles

Great defense can take you far on the road to a championship, but games aren't won 0-0. The ability to score points in the ever-changing world of basketball is vital for team success. Legendary coach Geno Auriemma explains the concepts, drills and plays he's used to excel in both man-to-man and zone offenses.

Offense Breakdown Drills

Discover how to build your offense with breakdown drills that fine tune technique and build skill. Coach Auriemma stresses the importance of individual skill development within the offensive progressions, and shows you the drills he uses to improve the passing, dribbling, shooting, cutting and screening of his players. He includes two drills that train players to attack the basket with as few dribbles as possible. These drills work on dribble moves and finishing at the rim with different types of lay-ups and pull-up jump shots.

Coach Auriemma demonstrates how he prepares players for UConn's offensive system by simulating his offense with drill work. You'll see seven breakdown drills that use two and three players to refine parts of his 1-4 high offense. Players work on basket cuts and UCLA cuts for lay-ups, scoring off of down screens and back screens, and getting posts involved as a scorer or facilitator with back cuts and handoffs.

1-4 High Offense

Starting with a wing pass and cut, you will learn how to run multiple actions from the 1-4 high set that are triggered based on various entries into the offense. See how to flow into side ball screens, free shooters off of down screens and make plays from off-ball screens at the wing. Coach Auriemma shows how making adjustments can take advantage of mismatches or counter a defense that denies entries into the high post.

In addition to these actions that can be run from their primary offensive set, Coach Auriemma shares four set plays that can be run with the 1-4 high alignment.

Attacking Zone Defenses

The 1-4 set can also be used to attack zone defenses. Coach Auriemma loves to use this alignment to force zone defenses into 1-on-1 match-ups. He outlines the basic philosophy for his zone offense, and presents several strategies for attacking the 2-3 and 1-2-2 zone defenses that will create open 3-point attempts or post up opportunities.

This video will give you offensive strategies to get easy buckets against both man and zone defenses from one of the winningest women's basketball coaches of all time!

Produced at the Fall 2015 Toronto clinic.

74 minutes. 2016.




Tom Izzo: Open Practice Series
BD-04889A: with Tom Izzo,Michigan State University Head Coach;Distinguished member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (2016);3x National Coach of the Year,2000 NCAA Tournament Champions; 7 Final Four appearances;7x Big Ten and 4x Big Ten Tournament Champions; 3x Big Ten Coach of the YearMichigan State head coach Tom Izzo is widely recognized as a master technician when it comes to basketball's X's and O's. In this open look at a Michigan State practice, you will get an unparalleled amount of insight into the offensive philosophy of Coach Izzo. He explains the theory behind his offensive system, diagrams some of his favorite plays and demonstrates them in a live practice setting. Favoring pro-style offensive sets and half-court execution in order to get the right shot, Coach Izzo guides players through every detail within each set's execution. Numerous aspects to the offensive playbook are on display, such as sets relating to zone quick hitters, man-to-man half-court offense, transition offense, and end-of-shot-clock plays. Using whole concepts, Coach Izzo runs through each set multiple times as the coaches actively teach and reteach the offense. PhilosophyUnderstanding why Coach Izzo runs certain plays at certain times is essential to implement the Michigan State offense. He loves to use set plays to get his guys and the ball where he wants them. You'll learn why Coach Izzo likes to run a pro set and let his players freelance as well. He discusses his player's roles, some of the special players he's had through the years and how he used them.Zone OffenseBelieving that quick hitters are the best approach to attacking zone defenses, Coach Izzo utilizes a whiteboard to diagram several sets aimed at applying pressure to the weak areas common to zone defenses. With the core philosophy being to always attack from the inside out, each set applies pressure to the back end of the zone, whether it be in the corners or on the blocks. The basic form he sets up is the 1-3-1. Within this set, he is able to attack 2-3, 1-2-2 and 1-3-1 zones. Having a universal set can simplify how your team attacks the zone. Coach Izzo diagrams three of his go-to plays against 2-3 and 1-3-1 zone defenses in addition to demonstrating several more on the floor in practice with walk-through and scrimmage segments. The 1-3-1 Double will free up an open scoring opportunity with a double screen by forcing the outnumbered defense to leave a player undefended. Other plays make use of ball screens, lobs, high post flashes, and pin downs to help you score against the zone in a variety of ways.All plays are on display in a live practice setting as the zone offense segment closes with a lengthy scrimmage session in which Izzo offers corrections in order for each set to be effective.Man-to-Man OffenseCoach Izzo uses packages of set plays in his man-to-man offense. He breaks down five plays in his Horns and 452 series of quick hitters on the whiteboard before you get to see two scrimmage formats in practice. Utilizing the Horns alignment, each set is equipped with a counter attack that is available depending on how the defense chooses to cover it. All plays are designed to get the ball into the key in some fashion, either by a wing pick & roll towards the middle or a direct entry to either high post player. Structured Transition Offense Learn how to stay organized while playing fast. In addition to Coach Izzo's explanation of the break, you get a chance to see it in action through two practice drills. These drills show you all of the scoring options available with a walk through in the 5-on-0 Break and how they translate in live competition with the Dummy War into Break drill. End of Shot Clock ExecutionCoach Izzo [...]



BasketballCoach.com Presents: 50 Set Plays for Attacking Zone Defense
Featuring: Geno Auriemma - University of Connecticut Head Coach Fran McCaffery - University of Iowa Head Coach Kermit Davis - Middle Tennessee State Head Coach Brad Brownell - Clemson University Head Coach Bill Self - University of Kansas Head Coach Bob Huggins - West Virginia University Head Coach Kevin Boyle - Montverde Academy (FL) Head Coach, back-to-back-to-back High School National Champions (2013-15) Tony Bergeron - Five-Star Basketball Camp Program Director Tom Izzo - Michigan State University Head Coach Sean Miller - University of Arizona Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk - University of Toledo Head Coach Jeff Walz - University of Louisville Head Women's Coach Jim Ferry - Duquesne University Head Coach Eric Flannery - 2014 USA Men's U17 Developmental National Team Assistant Coach (FIBA World Championship gold medal) Vance Downs - Ames (IA) High School Head Coach Matt Woodley - University of Pittsburgh Assistant Coach; former Iowa Energy (NBADL) Assistant CoachSeventeen of the game's best coaches showcase zone-busting offensive sets that are sure to wreak havoc against any zone defense.Master the art of out-scheming the most common zone defenses such as the 2-3, the 3-2, and the occasional 1-3-1 defense in order to secure the shots you want to take - not the ones the defense wants you to shoot.Geno Auriemma Series - The Hall of Fame coach shows you four plays to attack the 1-3-1 and 2-3 zone defenses. Two plays illustrate how you can attack through the high post, and two more make use of screens starting from different stack alignments to free up shooters.Fran McCaffery Series - A series of three plays that will help you score from inside and outside the 2-3 zone. Learn how to create opportunities for lob passes, post feeds and perimeter jump shots in addition to counters when the defense takes away the primary scoring option.Kermit Davis Series - Three plays for screening the bottom defenders in a zone to create inside scoring opportunities with post feeds or lob passes.Brad Brownell Series - Attack the 2-3 zone with ball screens using the Post Up play to force the defense to give up shots in the paint off a duck-in or allow open 3-point shots from the corner.Bill Self Series - Five plays for attacking zone defenses. Coach Self shows two ways to deliver lob passes to a post or perimeter player of your choice. You also get three more plays, including his all-time favorite zone play, that allows you to strategically screen the zone to open up inside and outside shots.Bob Huggins Series - Coach Huggins walks you through different ways to read the defense in a play that makes use of a double screen and misdirection to score from inside the zone.Kevin Boyle Series - The four-time High School National Coach of the Year shares four plays that utilize high ball screens, baseline screens, and overloads to help you score with jump shots for your best shooter, post feeds and lobs.Tony Bergeron Series - Two plays for defeating the 3-2 zone. In addition to showing you how the baseline screens and pin screens of his Baseline and Push work, you will also learn additional ways to score when the defense takes away your first options.Tom Izzo Series - Five plays to dismantle zone defenses. Options illustrated include high ball screens, fake hand-offs, cross screens, and more that will help you find scoring opportunities at the rim or open looks for your best shooters. Sean Miller Series - Create a lob opportunity for a high-flying perimeter player with Eagle. When the defense begins to take away this option, Coach Miller shows you how to counter their overplay and get an open 3-point shot with Double Eagle.Tod Kowalczyk Series - Discover two ways to use ball scr[...]



BasketballCoach.com presents: 25 Best Rebounding Drills
featuring: Dana Altman - University of Oregon Head Coach, 2015 Pac-12 Coach of the Year Tad Boyle - University of Colorado Head Coach, Four Straight 20+ Win Seasons,2014 Pac-12 Tournament Champion Tom Izzo - Michigan State University Head Coach, 3x National Coach of the Year, 2000 NCAA National Champion Ben Jacobson - University of Northern Iowa Head Coach, 3x Missouri Valley Coach of the Year Billy Kennedy - Texas A&M University Head Coach, 2x Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Yea Michael Lang - Indiana University Northwest Assistant Coach Rob McClanaghan - NBA Skills TrainerIn order to build your team into a tenacious rebounding squad, you need to have the proper technique and mentality. We've compiled a collection of the best rebounding drills from our world-class coaches to help you build technique, skill, competition and a tenacious mentality. Pac-12 Coach of the Year and University of Oregon head coach, Dana Altman, shows his competitive all-purpose Morningside Drill that has players working on closeouts, rebounding, and 1-on-1 skills. Learn how the drill can be altered with different score limits and alignments to vary the emphasis on different concepts.You'll get seven hard-nosed, competitive drills to build rebounding "toughness" and fine tune rebounding techniques from Michael Lang. Included in this section is his 3-on-3 competitive drill that will challenge your undersized players to become more physical rebounders. To help speed up your outlets to start more fast breaks, Coach Lang shows his Catch It, Chin It, Pivot drill. Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo has his players run through four drills to dominate the boards. In the Dummy Avoid O-Board drill, players are working on moves to get past a defender for the offensive rebound. War is a 5-on-5 competitive full court scrimmage that places a special emphasis on rebounding. The 3-on-4 Contest drill from Colorado head coach, Tad Boyle, overloads players to force them to communicate. This drill challenges three defenders to anticipate, talk, and scramble to contest the shot and finish with strong block outs to secure the rebound versus four offensive players.NBA Skills Trainer Rob McClanaghan develops your players' reaction time and explosiveness to grab the rebound and finish strong with the O-Board Reaction drill.In the Numbers Rebounding drill from Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson, players must quickly react to a coach's call to close out to the ball, challenge the shot, and block out to secure the defensive rebound. In this segment, Coach Jacobson includes fantastic teaching points on block out technique for how to ride out an offensive player trying to crash the boards. Texas A&M Head Coach Billy Kennedy adds two more drills to improve your team's rebounding. The Turn and Box drill is a form block out drill that gets your players quick repetitions at improving their technique. Finally, the 2-on-2 Help Side Rebounding drill focuses on help side defenders adjusting their positioning as the ball moves around the court, while still being able to finish the possession by making a great block out and getting the rebound.Skip Prosser teaches the fundamentals for successful team rebounding philosophy and shares methods for making successful rebounding a source of pride for your players. He outlines players' rebounding responsibilities within each drill and makes every drill competitive, complete with example of consequences and rewards Rebounding is a critical aspect of the game that can limit your opponent's shot attempts and can give your team extra opportunities to score. These rebounding drills from the game's elite coaches will help you raise the tou[...]



BasketballCoach.com presents: 25 Practice Drills for Defense
featuring: Geno Auriemma - University of Connecticut Head Coach Jim Calhoun - Former University of Connecticut Head Coach Mark Few - Gonzaga University Head Coach Fred Hoiberg - Chicago Bulls Head Coach Tom Izzo - Michigan State University Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski - Duke University Head Coach Sean Miller - University of Arizona Head Coach Bill Self - University of Kansas Head Coach Ben Jacobson - University of Northern Iowa Head Coach Steve Prohm - Iowa State University Head CoachIconic coaches (Krzyzewski, Auriemma, Calhoun) and future legends alike (Self, Few, Hoiberg, Izzo, Miller, Jacobson, Prohm) are all present in this video to show you how defense wins championships. In all, 25 different defensive drills will show you new ways to improve your defensive strategies and player technique.Utilizing both individual and team-based shell drills to build reactionary habits, these drills cover all facets of half-court defense, including on-ball pressure, help and recover, close-outs, rebounding, denying straight-line drives and face cuts, cross-screens, dribble hand-offs and more!Individual Defensive DrillsDiscover 13 defensive technique drills designed to hone the skills needed to play hard-nosed individual defense. Boxing out, jumping to the ball to prevent driving lanes, stunts, close-outs, halting straight-line drives, on-ball pressure, tracing the ball, etc. are all on display as the various coaches stress the importance of the individual component involved within the team defensive structure. Jim Calhoun (2-on-2 Rebounding) - Develop the technique necessary to keep opponents off the glass with dominant block outs. Mike Krzyzewski (Zig Zag Series) - Coach K's Zig Zag series includes three variations of this defensive slides drill that emphasizes disciplined full court pressure defense. Fred Hoiberg (Rebound vs Pad) - This drill will get players used to the physical battles that occur in rebounding situations. Bill Self (2-on-1 Closeouts and Guarding Cross Screen / Down Screen) - Discover the next level of the old classic "keep away" to drill the fundamentals of ball pressure. An elevated version of 4-on-4 shell, the guarding screens drill shows you how to defeat the common screen-the-screener strategy used in many offenses. Mark Few (3-ball Closeouts and Snakepit) - Coach Few's drills focus on defensive footwork to cut off dribble drives in either direction. Steve Prohm (Pick and roll defense, 1-0 Closeouts, 2-0 Help Side Closeouts and 2-on-1 Transition) - The pick and roll training develops hedging hard through all screens and communicating early. For closeouts, the focus is on high hands and denying back cuts. Ben Jacobson (Clipper Drill, Front the Post and 1-on-1 Defensive Drill) - The Clipper drill works on closeouts, forcing the ball to a side and taking away air space once the dribbler picks up the ball. Coach Jacobson trains his players to use their feet to get to the high side of the offensive player in the post. The 1-on-1 drill focuses on balance, footwork and movement.Team Defense DrillsIn the remaining 12 drills, each coach uses 2-, 3-, and 4-man shell drills designed to teach help responsibilities, off-the-ball spacing, defending block-to-block screens and hand-offs, awareness of the low post weak side "rover," playing the gaps, defending cutters, etc. The coaches stress the importance of the defensive groups to work in tandem and with continuity in mind and motion. Geno Auriemma (Instruction of Shell / 4-on-4) - Covers basic alignments to put your players in the right spot to help prevent dribble penetration, deny passes, or apply pressure as the ball is moved around the cou[...]



Zone Offense: Attacking the Zone Defenses
with Del Harris,
recipient of the 2017 NABC International Lifetime Achievement Award;
former NBA Coach (Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers); 1995 NBA Coach of the Year; 0ver 500 career victories;
Internationally he has coached with the national teams of Puerto Rico, Canada, the United States, the Dominican Republic and China. His teams won six medals in World Competition (two golds, a silver and three bronze medals);

and Ken Shields, former University of Victoria Head Men's Basketball Coach; won seven consecutive National Championships; was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 1999, and received The Dr. James Naismith Award of Excellence for his contribution to Basketball in Canada in 2007.

Never before has there been a book compiled that presents this much material on the zone offense for basketball. Coaching legends Del Harris and Ken Shields cover the basic information needed for novice coaches, as well as a plethora of advanced material for the highest level coaches. The first six chapters start with putting one's toe in the water and gradually takes one waist deep or better in the process. It has specific approaches to attack every zone defense style including the vaunted match-up zone defense, and has drills for the youth coach, as well as for the advanced coach. Harris and Shields dedicate one chapter to zone attacks from NCAA and European coaches. You'll get plays from Steve Alford, John Calipari, Mike Krzyzewski, Sean Miller, Bo Ryan, Bill Self, Zeljko Obradovic, Dave Blatt, and more.

Regardless of the level that you coach from beginner to the NBA, this book will enhance your knowledge of zone offense and help you become a better zone coach!

"An absolute "must" for basketball players and their team coaches, "Attacking the Zone Defenses" is as informed and informative as it is impressively 'user friendly' in tone, content, organization and presentation. Of special note is the chapter dedicated to Drills for Teaching Zone Offense. Simply stated, "Attacking the Zone Defenses" should be considered an essential, core addition to personal, high school, college, university, and professional basketball instructional reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists." - Midwest Book Review

320 pages. 2015.




The Secrets of the Pack Line Pressure Defense
with Matt Woodley,Drake University Assistant Coach;former University of Pittsburgh Assistant Coach;former Iowa Energy (NBADL) Head Coach;former Head Coach at Truman State;former Assistant Coach at Washington State (under Tony Bennett)Developed by the Bennett family, the pack line defense has proven to be one of the toughest defenses in basketball to crack. Matt Woodley spent three years as an assistant coach under Tony Bennett at Washington State and learned the ins-and-outs of the pack line defense and what it takes to make it work. In this presentation, Coach Woodley uses classroom sessions, on-court demonstrations and video instruction to not only break down and install the basic pack line defense, but also to demonstrate specific teaching drills and address almost every situation opponents will throw at the pack line. In this comprehensive video, Coach Woodley passes along his extensive knowledge, giving you everything you need to immediately implement the pack line with your team. Pack Line Defense - Questions AnsweredThis instructional classroom session is a valuable tool to help you understand how the pack line works and why defenders do what they do within the defense. Coach Woodley addresses the secrets of the pack line defense, defensive staples used in the pack line and keys to the defense. Each talking point shows how and why the pack line is one of the most difficult defenses to score against. Pack Line Defense - OverviewThis overview challenges a myth about the pack line: the belief that it isn't a "pressure" defense. Coach Woodley explains the need to put pressure on the ball and other concepts necessary for success. He covers different situations that come up during a game and how your team can address each one. From ball screens, to transition defense and even turnover defense, you will get everything needed to develop the pack line. Pack Line Defense - Breakdown DrillsUsing on-court demonstrations and practice video analysis, Coach Woodley shows how to break down each concept of the pack line. Drills covering transition defense, ball screens, off-ball screens, post ups, closeouts and other actions are all covered. Most man-to-man defenses require players to help and recover on closeouts. With the pack line, your players are only required to recover. Coach Woodley demonstrates three type of closeouts and how to defend specific actions used to attack the pack line.The 4-on-4 Shell Drill is a staple in almost all practices around the country. Coach Woodley shows five versions of the Shell Drill that will help your team learn to defend against the different actions they'll face in a game. Players develop habits of being closer to the ball than their man, jumping to the gap, and "tagging the cutter."Most instructional videos will give you a few valuable things to add to your practice or game plan. Coach Woodley gives you an entire defense! The teaching and information provided in this video is not only extensive, but also priceless if you plan on taking your team to the next level defensively. 192 minutes (2 DVDs). 2015.This video was featured in the October edition of Midwest Book Review's Wisconsin Bookwatch:The Secrets of the Pack Line Pressure Defense is an instructional DVD concerning one of the most effective defensive strategies in basketball. Expert coach Matt Woodley (former Head Coach at Truman State) teaches viewers how to learn the pack line defense. ... On-court demonstrations, meticulous analysis, and extensive instruction distinguishes this "must-have" for any coach or basketball team determined to elevate t[...]



The Secrets of the Pack Line Pressure Defense
with Matt Woodley,Drake University Assistant Coach;former University of Pittsburgh Assistant Coach;former Iowa Energy (NBADL) Head Coach;former Head Coach at Truman State;former Assistant Coach at Washington State (under Tony Bennett)Developed by the Bennett family, the pack line defense has proven to be one of the toughest defenses in basketball to crack. Matt Woodley spent three years as an assistant coach under Tony Bennett at Washington State and learned the ins-and-outs of the pack line defense and what it takes to make it work. In this presentation, Coach Woodley uses classroom sessions, on-court demonstrations and video instruction to not only break down and install the basic pack line defense, but also to demonstrate specific teaching drills and address almost every situation opponents will throw at the pack line. In this comprehensive video, Coach Woodley passes along his extensive knowledge, giving you everything you need to immediately implement the pack line with your team. Pack Line Defense - Questions AnsweredThis instructional classroom session is a valuable tool to help you understand how the pack line works and why defenders do what they do within the defense. Coach Woodley addresses the secrets of the pack line defense, defensive staples used in the pack line and keys to the defense. Each talking point shows how and why the pack line is one of the most difficult defenses to score against. Pack Line Defense - OverviewThis overview challenges a myth about the pack line: the belief that it isn't a "pressure" defense. Coach Woodley explains the need to put pressure on the ball and other concepts necessary for success. He covers different situations that come up during a game and how your team can address each one. From ball screens, to transition defense and even turnover defense, you will get everything needed to develop the pack line. Pack Line Defense - Breakdown DrillsUsing on-court demonstrations and practice video analysis, Coach Woodley shows how to break down each concept of the pack line. Drills covering transition defense, ball screens, off-ball screens, post ups, closeouts and other actions are all covered. Most man-to-man defenses require players to help and recover on closeouts. With the pack line, your players are only required to recover. Coach Woodley demonstrates three type of closeouts and how to defend specific actions used to attack the pack line.The 4-on-4 Shell Drill is a staple in almost all practices around the country. Coach Woodley shows five versions of the Shell Drill that will help your team learn to defend against the different actions they'll face in a game. Players develop habits of being closer to the ball than their man, jumping to the gap, and "tagging the cutter."Most instructional videos will give you a few valuable things to add to your practice or game plan. Coach Woodley gives you an entire defense! The teaching and information provided in this video is not only extensive, but also priceless if you plan on taking your team to the next level defensively. 192 minutes (2 DVDs). 2015.This video was featured in the October edition of Midwest Book Review's Wisconsin Bookwatch:The Secrets of the Pack Line Pressure Defense is an instructional DVD concerning one of the most effective defensive strategies in basketball. Expert coach Matt Woodley (former Head Coach at Truman State) teaches viewers how to learn the pack line defense. ... On-court demonstrations, meticulous analysis, and extensive instruction distinguishes this "must-have" for any coach or basketball t[...]



Archie Miller: Accelerating Your Transition Offense
with Archie Miller,Indiana University Head Coach;former University of Dayton Head Coach, 2017 A-10 Coach of the Year;Back-to-Back A-10 Champions (2016-17); 2014 Elite EightAssistant Coach for the 2015 USA Men's U19 World Team (gold medal in 2015 FIBA World Championships)Accelerate your transition offense! In this presentation, Elite Eight coach and USA Basketball staff member Archie Miller showcases: two styles of transition offense for made or missed shots quick hitters that will flow into in your early offense an effective system for breaking full court pressure drills for building an up-tempo style of play Using this transition offense, his teams have opened up games, created foul trouble for opponents and scored before the defense could get set.Phoenix Offense Off Missed ShotsThe Phoenix fast break will have your players pushing the ball off of rebounds and turnovers in a flexible system that can take on a variety of alignments. Whether you are looking to play small ball or load the floor with post players, this transition offense thrives with any combination of personnel on your roster. Using the Phoenix Build-Up Drill, Coach Miller shows how easily you can flow into different drag ball screen situations by utilizing a set of motion-like principles.Carolina Transition Off Made ShotsIf an opponent scores, Coach Miller employs his Carolina transition offense to create scoring opportunities and flows right into motion offense. Carolina maximizes efficiency by cutting down on reaction times and provides a family of actions where each position is utilized as a scoring threat. Using the 5-on-0 Run Through Drill, your players can learn how to feed the ball into the post on rim runs or by advance passes "up the street" or "across the street."Transition TriggersNo transition offensive system would be complete without triggers and ways to attack the press. Coach Miller demonstrates three triggers that the point guard initiates: flip, spin and through. If your opponent wants to press to slow down your transition offense, no problem. Coach Miller shows how the Carolina break can be modified to attack the defense with the Alive and Dead press breaks. You will learn how to quickly inbound the ball and make the defense pay for denying the point guard with the Hook & Slice option. Player spacing and rotations are also explained to maximize your passing options at all times against the press as you advance the ball up the floor.Transition Drills Learn four practice drills that will help you install these transition offenses. The Read and React Drill forces players to think on the fly and run into a set play using the Carolina break. The Phoenix/Carolina Combination drill develops both fast break styles in the same full court trip with a 5-on-0 run through. The competition is increased with two different 5-on-5 scrimmage formats: Circle Transition and Free Throw Transition.Q&A segmentCoach Miller gets specific on ball screen technique in the Phoenix break in addition to strategies he uses to counter defensive tactics versus ball screens, such as switching and trapping. He also shares further information on maintaining floor balance in the Phoenix break and point guard options in Loaded Side situations. You will also learn how you can modify the Phoenix break based on your personnel to accommodate five guards or two post players on the floor at once.This is one of the most complete transition offensive systems you will find. Coach Miller does an excellent job demonstrating how to teach and inst[...]



Archie Miller: Accelerating Your Transition Offense
with Archie Miller,Indiana University Head Coach;former University of Dayton Head Coach, 2017 A-10 Coach of the Year;Back-to-Back A-10 Champions (2016-17); 2014 Elite EightAssistant Coach for the 2015 USA Men's U19 World Team (gold medal in 2015 FIBA World Championships)Accelerate your transition offense! In this presentation, Elite Eight coach and USA Basketball staff member Archie Miller showcases: two styles of transition offense for made or missed shots quick hitters that will flow into in your early offense an effective system for breaking full court pressure drills for building an up-tempo style of play Using this transition offense, his teams have opened up games, created foul trouble for opponents and scored before the defense could get set.Phoenix Offense Off Missed ShotsThe Phoenix fast break will have your players pushing the ball off of rebounds and turnovers in a flexible system that can take on a variety of alignments. Whether you are looking to play small ball or load the floor with post players, this transition offense thrives with any combination of personnel on your roster. Using the Phoenix Build-Up Drill, Coach Miller shows how easily you can flow into different drag ball screen situations by utilizing a set of motion-like principles.Carolina Transition Off Made ShotsIf an opponent scores, Coach Miller employs his Carolina transition offense to create scoring opportunities and flows right into motion offense. Carolina maximizes efficiency by cutting down on reaction times and provides a family of actions where each position is utilized as a scoring threat. Using the 5-on-0 Run Through Drill, your players can learn how to feed the ball into the post on rim runs or by advance passes "up the street" or "across the street."Transition TriggersNo transition offensive system would be complete without triggers and ways to attack the press. Coach Miller demonstrates three triggers that the point guard initiates: flip, spin and through. If your opponent wants to press to slow down your transition offense, no problem. Coach Miller shows how the Carolina break can be modified to attack the defense with the Alive and Dead press breaks. You will learn how to quickly inbound the ball and make the defense pay for denying the point guard with the Hook & Slice option. Player spacing and rotations are also explained to maximize your passing options at all times against the press as you advance the ball up the floor.Transition Drills Learn four practice drills that will help you install these transition offenses. The Read and React Drill forces players to think on the fly and run into a set play using the Carolina break. The Phoenix/Carolina Combination drill develops both fast break styles in the same full court trip with a 5-on-0 run through. The competition is increased with two different 5-on-5 scrimmage formats: Circle Transition and Free Throw Transition.Q&A segmentCoach Miller gets specific on ball screen technique in the Phoenix break in addition to strategies he uses to counter defensive tactics versus ball screens, such as switching and trapping. He also shares further information on maintaining floor balance in the Phoenix break and point guard options in Loaded Side situations. You will also learn how you can modify the Phoenix break based on your personnel to accommodate five guards or two post players on the floor at once.This is one of the most complete transition offensive systems you will find. Coach Miller does an excellent job demonstr[...]



All Access Basketball Practice with Shaka Smart
with Shaka Smart, University of Texas Head Coach;2016 USA Basketball U18 National Team Head Coach;former Virginia Commonwealth University Head Coach; 2011 Clarence Gaines National Coach of the Year. 2011 Final Four appearance. Four 27-win seasons (2009-2013).Shaka Smart's teams are built around a mentality of toughness and hustle. In this All Access video, you will see how he instills this winning mentality in his players. Coach Smart displays his trademark enthusiastic flair as he pushes and motivates players through the installation of the famed "Havoc" attacking defensive and offensive systems. With footage from four practices, workouts and weights, you will get more than a glimpse at how Coach Smart builds a terrific program. Practice 1The first disc of this all access series features the second practice of the 2013-14 season, which gives you a unique opportunity to see how Coach Smart familiarizes new players with his system. This session begins with a video breakdown of the "Double Fist" man-to-man full-court pressure defense. You'll learn numerous ways to trap in transition, all pointed out and explained by Coach Smart himself.In the practice, Coach Smart walks through several new concepts including a new play in their secondary break and how to defend outnumbered situations. Defense is a major area of emphasis in this practice, with an extended series of drills that work on help-and-recover versus baseline penetration as well as defending 5-on-4 and 4-on-3 situations. Coach Smart talks about the "fix it" concept, a strategy used when the ball is passed out of the trap and the defense is at a disadvantage. Offensively, you'll see a concept called "Flow Work." This up-tempo attack comes right out of transition, and is one of the staples of Coach Smart's program. Practice 2In this practice, you'll see how to split up your team to provide more direct individual attention to a smaller group of players during the critical installation phase of offensive and defensive concepts. Coach Smart teaches his team how to load to the ball in transition to contain the opposing point guard. You will also learn how he spaces the floor in the press offense to always have three available outlets. Later on, Coach Smart continues to build the Rose offense with two-man breakdown drills, 5-on-0 execution, and flowing from the package of set plays into the offense. Defensively, the roles and rotations of the "Diamond" zone press are introduced through an extended walk-through before live play.Practice 3This segment features Coach Smart running one of his players through a 30 minute individual workout. You will see the interaction between player and coach during this skill development session. The workout features 10 individual shooting exercises that incorporate movements contained within the Rose offense. It begins with elbow-to-elbow shots, then extends to different parts of the court. Coach Smart works the shot fake into the workout and explains how the player would benefit by mastering the move. The workout includes different attacks and works on balance, footwork, relocating, shot fakes, and gaining space off of the pound dribble.Practice 4Coach Smart spends a good amount of time working on two main presses, Double Fist and Diamond. The team takes part in three mini-scrimmages. The first features strictly Double Fist. Both teams work on using this man-to-man run-and-jump press. The second 5v5 battle showcases only the Diamond press, which i[...]



Jim Boone Basketball Coaches Clinic
featuring Jim Boone, Delta State University Head Coach;2014 Gulf South Conference Champions; 2014 Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year;former West Virginia Wesleyan Head Coach; has won over 400 games at the Division I and II levels,2 Final Four appearancesDisc 1 - Team Drills and OffenseTake advantage of strong post players with an offense that as Jim Boone says will, "pound the ball inside, inside, and inside some more." Coach Boone's "Two Game" offense uses high/low passes and "Fist" ball screens to score inside the paint. Practice starts with position-specific skill work for guards and posts that replicate actions within their offense. Perimeter players work on using side ball screens to create their own jump shot, post feeds, and driving the ball with a competitive 3-on-3 drill. The posts focus on using good footwork with a cheat step on mid-range jump shots, utilizing cross screens, and scoring off high/low post feed or after quick ball reversal.You will learn the flow of the offense along with the many scoring options and entries that can be used with the 4-on-0 and 5-on-0 practice segments. Coach Boone explains the player movements needed to reverse the ball and the different ways the post can be fed through this action. Using 5-on-0, players run their secondary break options in transition, including getting a quick initial post feed or high/low pass and freeing up a shooter with a stagger screen. Coach Boone also works on flowing from their Two Game offense into their Fist ball screen actions.Disc 2 - Pack Line DefenseIn this session, Coach Boone shows you the drills you need to teach the "Pack Line" defensive system that works on protecting the paint and grinding out defensive stops. The purpose and teaching points for proper execution of each drill are explained in detail. In this practice, you will learn an entire package of drills that develop the skills of individual defenders, coordinate your team defense, and train your players to sprint back and match up in transition defense.Players improve their abilities to defend in the Pack Line with five different drills that focus on individual skill work. These drills focus on developing closeout technique and containing the ball, guarding the ball on the perimeter, and denying the post and helping from the perimeter on any catch in the post. Five more drills are incorporated to build the team aspect of the defense. Coach Boone's version of the standard shell drill teaches players how to defend numerous offensive actions such as basket cuts, down screens, stagger screens, and ball screens, while training players to communicate in order to quickly match-up and contain the offense. "Some of the best detailed information on how to defend the low post that I have seen." - Customer reviewDisc 3 - Pack Line Defense and Program BuildingIn this lecture-style segment, Coach Boone shares the secrets to developing a winning culture and building a dominant defense that he has learned through decades of coaching. You will learn numerous ideas for improving your practices and program organization. You will learn major points of emphasis, key teaching points, and eight different practice drills that will teach you how to install an impenetrable half court defense.Disc 4 - Skill Work and ScrimmageThis is where you get to watch all of these different concepts come together. Through this scrimmage-intensive practice you'll learn how Delta State develops the indi[...]



All Access Basketball Practice with Shaka Smart
with Shaka Smart, University of Texas Head Coach;2016 USA Basketball U18 National Team Head Coach;former Virginia Commonwealth University Head Coach; 2011 Clarence Gaines National Coach of the Year. 2011 Final Four appearance. Four 27-win seasons (2009-2013).Shaka Smart's teams are built around a mentality of toughness and hustle. In this All Access video, you will see how he instills this winning mentality in his players. Coach Smart displays his trademark enthusiastic flair as he pushes and motivates players through the installation of the famed "Havoc" attacking defensive and offensive systems. With footage from four practices, workouts and weights, you will get more than a glimpse at how Coach Smart builds a terrific program. Practice 1The first disc of this all access series features the second practice of the 2013-14 season, which gives you a unique opportunity to see how Coach Smart familiarizes new players with his system. This session begins with a video breakdown of the "Double Fist" man-to-man full-court pressure defense. You'll learn numerous ways to trap in transition, all pointed out and explained by Coach Smart himself.In the practice, Coach Smart walks through several new concepts including a new play in their secondary break and how to defend outnumbered situations. Defense is a major area of emphasis in this practice, with an extended series of drills that work on help-and-recover versus baseline penetration as well as defending 5-on-4 and 4-on-3 situations. Coach Smart talks about the "fix it" concept, a strategy used when the ball is passed out of the trap and the defense is at a disadvantage. Offensively, you'll see a concept called "Flow Work." This up-tempo attack comes right out of transition, and is one of the staples of Coach Smart's program. Practice 2In this practice, you'll see how to split up your team to provide more direct individual attention to a smaller group of players during the critical installation phase of offensive and defensive concepts. Coach Smart teaches his team how to load to the ball in transition to contain the opposing point guard. You will also learn how he spaces the floor in the press offense to always have three available outlets. Later on, Coach Smart continues to build the Rose offense with two-man breakdown drills, 5-on-0 execution, and flowing from the package of set plays into the offense. Defensively, the roles and rotations of the "Diamond" zone press are introduced through an extended walk-through before live play.Practice 3This segment features Coach Smart running one of his players through a 30 minute individual workout. You will see the interaction between player and coach during this skill development session. The workout features 10 individual shooting exercises that incorporate movements contained within the Rose offense. It begins with elbow-to-elbow shots, then extends to different parts of the court. Coach Smart works the shot fake into the workout and explains how the player would benefit by mastering the move. The workout includes different attacks and works on balance, footwork, relocating, shot fakes, and gaining space off of the pound dribble.Practice 4Coach Smart spends a good amount of time working on two main presses, Double Fist and Diamond. The team takes part in three mini-scrimmages. The first features strictly Double Fist. Both teams work on using this man-to-man run-and-jump press. The secon[...]



Open Practice: Individual Skill Development
with Jay Wright,Villanova Head Coach;2018 NCAA Champions!2018 John R. Wooden Award Legends of Coaching Award;2x NCAA Championship Coach (2016 & 2018); 2x Naismith College Coach of the Year (2006, 2016);2x Big East Tournament Champions, 5x Big East Regular Season Champions, 5x Big East Coach of the Year (2006, 2009, 2014-2016), 2x America East Coach of the Year (2000, 2001), NABC Coach of the Year (2006)Jay Wright opens up one of his practices at Villanova University to show you how his program develops their offensive system. Learn how to improve even the smallest details in techniques for passing, footwork and shooting. Watch as Coach Wright breaks down different scoring options in his offensive system into drills for players to master. See all of the pieces come together and learn how Coach Wright teaches players to recognize game situations as Villanova practices its offense in live scrimmages.From the outset, Coach Wright explains that the goal of the 2-hour practice is to continue to build an offensive awareness that will allow each player to execute any offensive move regardless of which foot is the pivot foot. Coach Wright stresses the importance of spacing, reading screens and a general understanding of the details of the various offensive sets that will be used. He wants players to understand the concepts of each set, which then enables them to react more efficiently when an opponent takes away specific options. Coach Wright uses skill development, 5-on-0 offense and 5-on-5 situations to translate drill work into game situations. Individual Skill DevelopmentThis segment of practice centers on individual skill development. Guards and posts are split with the goal of improving footwork, taking shots that will be available within the offense and reading ball screen situations. Each drill utilizes a passing line as well as a shooting line, with shots present for each of the two players to get repetitions within the drill. In the footwork drill series, inside pivots, reverse pivots, drop steps, jab steps, rip-throughs, jump stops in the lane and "bully" drives are heavily emphasized as Coach Wright walks from rim-to-rim to correct any mistakes he sees. In the shooting series, players focus on footwork and reading the situation as they execute shots off of ball screens, down screens, curl cuts and flare screens. Within each exercise, players are taught both a go-to move and a counter, as Coach Wright informs the team of which situation they are to imagine occurring prior to each set of reps. 5-on-0The 5-on-0 segment involves incorporating the individual skills work into a 5-on-0 situation (dummy offense). On display are the Villanova aces, deuces, and flat offensive sets. Each involve ball-screen actions but from different locations on the court. As an example, flat involves a high ball-screen at the top of the 3-point line, with two spot up 3-point shooters spread on opposite wings below the free-throw line. The remaining offensive player is below the block near the short corner. The ball handler is instructed to penetrate into the lane where he will have his choice of options depending on which direction he went and which help defender is forced to leave their man.5-on-5 Live ScriptsThe segment of practice brings it all together; everything previously worked on is now incorporated into a 5-on-5 setting. A half-court shell offense is on display a[...]



All Access Basketball Practice with Mark Few
with Mark Few,Gonzaga University Head Coach; 2017 NCAA National Runner-Up;2017 AP Coach of the Year; 2017 Naismith Coach of the Year;18 consecutive seasons in NCAA Tournament (1999-2016) with 7 Sweet 16 and 2 Elite Eight Appearances;Five straight WCC Regular Season and Tournament Championships (2013-17) - has led Gonzaga to 16 Regular Season and 14 Tournament titles total; 12x WCC Coach of the Year; over 500 career winsEfficient is the word to describe Mark Few's practices. Every minute of every drill is used to improve his players' skills and understanding of the game. Coach Few opens the doors to the first three practices of the 2014-15 season, which resulted in his 11th West Coast Conference crown and an Elite Eight appearance in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.Practice 1In Gonzaga's first practice of the 2014-2015 season, you will see live, unedited practice footage of the Bulldogs working on defense, transition, and half-court offensive execution. Using breakdown drills, Coach Few introduces the principles and fundamentals of man-to-man defense. In the "3 v 3 Circle Drill," players work on close outs, defensive positioning, and "bluff and recover" to help on dribble penetration. On the offensive side, a mix of breakdown drills to improve passing and shooting are taught. In the "In/Out Shooting" and "Angle Passing" drills, you'll learn how to teach common actions. The Bulldogs also begin to develop their offensive system using 10 set plays. Throughout the practice, you'll see how Coach Few breaks down the whole to ensure players learn how to do the little things - which leads to getting the big things accomplished. Coach Few and his staff are constantly communicating and teaching. Every mistake is addressed and every success is acknowledged. Practice 2Coach Few continues establishing the foundation of his defensive system. Many of the drills emphasize raising the intensity of the on-ball pressure. In the "Z Drill" and "Snake Pit," defenders focus on keeping the ball in front of them. The "Pressure Trap Drill" teaches players to aggressively play for deflections. In another major defensive segment, the team focuses on coordinating with one another to defend ball screens with hard shows, soft shows, traps, switches, and X-outs. The team breaks down by position for individual skill work. The post players work on high/low entries and finishing in the post while the guards drill driving, spacing, and relocating. Both guards and bigs simulate the shots that they will get in Gonzaga's half-court offense. The practice session concludes with a 5-on-5 half-court scrimmage. Coach Few goes into the detail teaching the Bulldogs' set versus man-to-man defense. He stresses making the proper reads and knowing the fundamentals of each play.Practice 3The building blocks of offensive and defensive strategies continue to be emphasized in the third practice. To read ball screens effectively, new drills are introduced to teach players how to quickly dismantle defensive reactions. After working on fundamentals, the Bulldogs work on defending off-ball screens and helping on drives. Coach Few introduces "icing" the pick-and-roll in this practice. Icing is a ball screen defense in the NBA that forces the ball handler, in a side pick and roll, towards the baseline and away from the middle. Gonzaga's Blue coverage is also introduced. Blue is a big-on-big [...]



Aggressive 1-3-1 Zone Defense
with Tom Blackford,
Hamilton (NY) High School Head Boys Basketball Coach;
former Fayetteville Manlius (NY) High School Head Boys Basketball Coach;
distinguished member of the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame;
over 500 victories, 2x New York State High School Champions

Legendary high school basketball coach Tom Blackford opens his practice session to demonstrate his dominating 1-3-1 half-court defense. With over 30 years of experience and more than 400 career victories at two separate schools (Hamilton High School and Fayetteville Manlius High School), Coach Blackford has built programs that successfully contend for the New York state title year after year. In this exciting presentation, he shares his secrets to developing a smothering 1-3-1 defense.

In detailed manner, Coach Blackford teaches the responsibilities and actions of the chaser, wings, center and point guard. His primary emphasis here is letting players play without over-thinking their actions. He allows his players to trap and move freely within the parameters of simple rules.

When teaching this aggressive 1-3-1, Coach Blackford starts with two offensive players bringing the ball up against all five defenders. This technique develops the chaser's skills.

Next, the defense faces three offensive players with a focus on trapping and getting the ball out of the middle.

In the next phase, five offensive players set up in a 2-1-2 formation, the most common approach to attacking a 1-3-1 defense. Here the defense works on getting in the passing lanes, stopping dribble penetration, box out responsibilities, defending the high post, low post and dealing with the short corner.

To make the defense even more effective, Coach Blackford shows how the 1-3-1 can transform into a "Triangle & Two," "Box-in-One" or "Match-Up" defense in the middle of an offensive possession.

As a bonus, Coach Blackford spends 20 minutes on the offensive side of the ball demonstrating two shooting drills and three offensive plays. These plays include:

  • Secondary - an offensive set that can quickly be run out of transition
  • Syracuse - a play that uses multiple double screens
  • Michigan State Interchange - a 4-out 1-in play with the post player giving back screen and ball screen action

Coach Blackford also shares some of the proven strategies he's used over the years to build successful programs.

This season, adjust and disguise your aggressive 1-3-1 defense on the fly using these proven strategies and techniques.

96 minutes. 2015.




Aggressive 1-3-1 Zone Defense
with Tom Blackford,
Hamilton (NY) High School Head Boys Basketball Coach;
former Fayetteville Manlius (NY) High School Head Boys Basketball Coach;
distinguished member of the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame;
over 500 victories, 2x New York State High School Champions

Legendary high school basketball coach Tom Blackford opens his practice session to demonstrate his dominating 1-3-1 half-court defense. With over 30 years of experience and more than 400 career victories at two separate schools (Hamilton High School and Fayetteville Manlius High School), Coach Blackford has built programs that successfully contend for the New York state title year after year. In this exciting presentation, he shares his secrets to developing a smothering 1-3-1 defense.

In detailed manner, Coach Blackford teaches the responsibilities and actions of the chaser, wings, center and point guard. His primary emphasis here is letting players play without over-thinking their actions. He allows his players to trap and move freely within the parameters of simple rules.

When teaching this aggressive 1-3-1, Coach Blackford starts with two offensive players bringing the ball up against all five defenders. This technique develops the chaser's skills.

Next, the defense faces three offensive players with a focus on trapping and getting the ball out of the middle.

In the next phase, five offensive players set up in a 2-1-2 formation, the most common approach to attacking a 1-3-1 defense. Here the defense works on getting in the passing lanes, stopping dribble penetration, box out responsibilities, defending the high post, low post and dealing with the short corner.

To make the defense even more effective, Coach Blackford shows how the 1-3-1 can transform into a "Triangle & Two," "Box-in-One" or "Match-Up" defense in the middle of an offensive possession.

As a bonus, Coach Blackford spends 20 minutes on the offensive side of the ball demonstrating two shooting drills and three offensive plays. These plays include:

  • Secondary - an offensive set that can quickly be run out of transition
  • Syracuse - a play that uses multiple double screens
  • Michigan State Interchange - a 4-out 1-in play with the post player giving back screen and ball screen action

Coach Blackford also shares some of the proven strategies he's used over the years to build successful programs.

This season, adjust and disguise your aggressive 1-3-1 defense on the fly using these proven strategies and techniques.

96 minutes. 2015.




BasketballCoach.com presents: 25 Unstoppable Inbound Plays
Nine different coaches from the NBA, college and high school levels give you the inbound plays that have helped them win some of the most critical games of their careers. Legendary coaches like Hubie Brown, Tom Izzo, Pat Summitt, and Mike Krzyzewski show you how to score against man or zone defenses with over 25 inbound plays from baseline, sideline, and full-court situations.This collection of some of the best inbounds plays in basketball today give you the look at the basket you need to score in a variety of special situations.Baseline Inbounds Plays vs. Man-to-Man Defenses: Chips - Coach Tom Izzo shows you how to use pin screens to create inside and outside scoring opportunities. You'll see how to use different alignments and how to get a lob for a quick score at the end of a game. The 31 and 32 plays from his inbounds collection show how to use curl shooters off of double screens at the free throw line for layups and open 3-point shots. Blue Alignment - Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright shares two plays from his "blue alignment" that create isolation for your best players to run a two-man game in space, giving you as many as eight different scoring opportunities within seven seconds. Box Alignment - 2010 USA Today National High School Coach of the Year Vance Downs demonstrates five plays from his "box alignment" that show you how to get open looks at the rim from back screen and screen-the-screener actions. Triangle Set - Former college coach Mike Montgomery demonstrates how to run a screen-the-screener action from a triangle set for some quick open looks. If no shot is available, this play flows into single-double screens for your most talented scorer to use. Duke Line Series - Former Duke associate head coach Chris Collins shares five plays from Duke's "line" series. Each play highlights a different player for added unpredictability and can be used as counter defensive overplays on the basic set play.Baseline Inbounds Plays vs. Zone Defenses: Fist Out 1-4 Set - Coach Downs, high school coach of Harrison Barnes and Doug McDermott, uses the Fist Out 1-4 set to stretch the zone defense for an open corner shot off a pin down screen. Box Alignment - Legendary coach Pat Summitt shows you how to gain a wide-open mid-range jump shot by screening in an entire side of the zone from the box alignment. 1-4 Low Set - Thom Sigel, two-time Illinois State Championship Coach, demonstrates how to msdirect the defense from this "1-4 Low" set to create an open gap under the rim for your inbounder to get an easy layup. Sideline Inbounds Plays: 1 and 2 Plays - Use flare, stagger and shuffle screens for multiple scoring opportunities with the "1" and "2" inbounds plays. Coach Izzo demonstrates the "golden" inbounds play that uses simultaneous screening actions off of a dribble handoff to give you three different scoring options that are incredibly difficult for the defense to cover all at once. White Play - Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright shows how to score with less than 3 seconds left in the game. Depending on the amount of time left on the clock, Coach Wright explains how to use different options within the play to get the best shot possible. Double - Hall of Fame coach Hubie Brown walks through a "double" sideline inbounds play that gives you the look you ne[...]