Origins of the Unstoppable Dribble Drive Offense + Breakdown Drills
with Vance Walberg,
Clovis West (CA) High School Head Coach;
former Sacramento Kings (NBA) Assistant Coach;
Creator of the Innovative Dribble Drive Attack Offense,
former Fresno City College Head Coach - 2005 California JC Undefeated State Champions
"In the dribble drive, you're teaching your players how to play basketball, not to run plays."
That's the philosophy of Vance Walberg, the creator of the dribble drive offense, and is exactly why his teams have been known to consistently get better as the season goes on. In this video, Coach Walberg covers many of the concepts that have turned the dribble drive into a popular offensive system, and he shares countless coaching nuggets that are invaluable to coaches who already run the dribble drive or are thinking about implementing it.
Coach Walberg begins by offering the numbering system that he uses with his team at Clovis West. You'll see where he wants his players to get to on the floor to optimize spacing, as well as why he calls his traditional "5-man" a 4-man instead, and vice versa. Additionally, Walberg shares many of the details that coaches often overlook when teaching the dribble drive.
Next, you'll learn the three things that will never change about the dribble drive offense according to Coach Walberg, no matter how much it evolves over time:
- Attack Mentality - Every time a player touches the ball, they need to think "score"
- Open the Gaps - After passing the ball, players need to cut to open up space to score
- Spacing Off Penetration - Once the ball has been taken inside, athletes need to make sure they space the floor to provide additional scoring opportunities
Dribble Drive Actions
Throughout the video, Walberg runs through a number of early-offense actions for the dribble drive. He details how to attack the defense depending on how the opposing team likes to guard off-ball players, including when they face-guard, deny high side, or play flat along the baseline. The idea of reading the defense and attacking where it's weak becomes central when Coach Walberg shows how to get an easy bucket when a post defender steps up to help on drive, allowing the attacking player to lob to the defender's man or convert on a contested layup. The layup can be tough to make, but often results in a trip to the free throw line or an easy cleanup bucket for the vacated post player.
In order to convert more quick buckets inside, Walberg shares a drill that requires post players to finish three layups in quick succession. The more comfortable athletes become with making close baskets quickly, the more likely they'll make them during a game. He also gives you a 5-man drill designed for the dribble drive that mimics an action often utilized in the offense.
To close, Walberg demonstrates his "Drop Layups" drill as well as a few of his favorite shooting drills. Drop Layups adds purpose to finishing practice by tasking players to focus on the little things that are important for the dribble drive, including passing, timing, attacking the correct spots on the floor and relocating. Finally, you'll get the Olympic Shooting, 5-Spots and Star drills, which are great shooting drills for the beginning of practice.
There's no one better to explain the origins and insights of the unstoppable dribble drive than Coach Walberg. This video serves as a great example why the offense has proven effective at multiple levels and is a fantastic resource for you to reference as you build your own dribble drive system.
71 minutes. 2018.
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Chris Mack: How to Beat a Zone Defense
with Chris Mack,
University of Louisville Head Coach;
former Xavier University Head Coach; 2018 Big East Coach of the Year; 2018 Big East Champions;
2016 USBWA Henry Iba National Coach of the Year;2011 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year;
2x Atlantic 10 Conference Champs (2010, '11);2009-10 Basketball Times Rookie Coach of the Year,
tied the school record for the most wins ever by an Xavier rookie head coach (26).
In this on-court presentation, University of Louisville head coach Chris Mack passes on some great insights and plays that you can use to attack zone defenses. He shares his five principles to concentrate on when facing a zone and gives you a couple of effective continuity sets. Additionally, you'll get inbound plays designed to be used against zone defenses.
Five Zone Offense Principles
Coach Mack begins with some important thoughts on his five principles to beating zone defenses. It all begins with having an attacking mentality, which is echoed throughout the rest of the video in everything he shares. Mack then breaks down the other four principles, which include: ways to get the ball to the logo, running set plays, picking on the gray areas, and getting second shots. Each of these topics are covered on the court as the video progresses.
Next, Coach Mack gets into some of his essential offensive concepts. He talks about a few of the goals he has with his own offense, including getting the ball to the logo or free throw line area. You'll see him demonstrate why having your baseline athlete stay below the defense can get the zone to flatten out, as well as ways to get players open on the perimeter as the ball goes into the logo area. One quick option that he passes on is called "Carolina Wheel," which is a simple action that drags the defender away from the corner and creates a wide open 3-pointer.
Sets Versus the Zone
Coach Mack gives you some great set plays to use against a zone. All of the plays he shows are simple and offer up easy scoring opportunities at the rim. He explains that getting a set play for a 3-pointer isn't his goal. Rather, he wants his team to work hard at getting high-percentage shots from close range.
Next, Mack progresses further into his five principles and talks about the "gray areas." These important areas are key to getting the defense off-balance and you can learn to exploit them by using "step outs" and "sneak cuts" to create opportunities. Mack then shows how to use ball screen action to move the defense to places its not designed to go.
Rebounding and Inbound Plays
Rebounding is an effort area of the game. Coach Mack shares strategies that his staff uses to hold players accountable for this important concept. By tracking his players' rebounding in games and during practice, he is able to show them who is and who isn't doing their job on the boards.
Finally, Mack passes on inbound plays to score from a dead ball situation. Free baskets can be gained when running these plays.
Take advice from one of the top coaches in the game today on what it takes from your players individually and as a team, and the kind of feedback and observational coaching/feedback needed from your staff, to put together an offensive attack to beat a zone defense!
62 minutes. 2018.
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2018 Porter Moser Coaching Clinic
with Porter Moser,
Loyola University Chicago Head Coach;
2018 NCAA Final Four; 2018 Missouri Valley Conference & Tournament Champions;
2018 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year; 2015 CBI (College Basketball Invitational) Champions
You get the chance to see how Porter Moser and his team are working to make a repeat visit to the Final Four in this exclusive look inside one of the Ramblers' off-season practices following their impressive tournament showing.
Coach Moser opens the session by sharing the three rules his team has in the locker room:
- Protect the Team
- No Excuses, No Complaining, No Entitlement
- Be Early
The "No Entitlement" part of those rules has been the Ramblers' focus after garnering so much attention from the media. Moser has placed a big emphasis on maintaining his team's rich culture throughout the off-season and he shares many of his leadership techniques throughout this video.
Warm-Up, Perfection and Shooting Drills
To kick off the practice, Moser instructs his team to complete the 130 Passes one-minute drill that requires the ball to never hit the ground. The drill is an easy way to make sure that your players are present mentally and ready to compete at practice. Next, the team rolls right into Moser's "Perfection Drills." These drills call for perfection, according to Moser, because they involve layups and no defense.
Coach Moser showcases two of his favorite shooting drills that have helped the Ramblers convert more shots, especially from 3-point range. "One More Shooting" and "Full-Court 3-Point Shooting" are competitive drills that will push your players to focus and nail more shots.
Loyola-Chicago's culture on the court is predicated on a "pace and space" philosophy. You'll see that come through as you observe some of the offensive skill work specific to guards and posts that Moser uses with his team. Everything must be at high speed, and no detail is spared as athletes complete every rep. This section is valuable because you'll see the Ramblers split into both halves of the court depending on position and operate simultaneously.
Once players have been through the offensive circuit, it's time to move to defense. Staying in their position groups, you'll see them work on defensive fundamentals like moving feet and maintaining active hands. These skills, and many more, are improved through a variety of drills.
Finally, guards and posts come together to complete combined skill work. Coach Moser especially wants his team to work on ball screens on both sides of the ball.
Competitive Drills and Games
Much of the second half of this video is spent on team drills that put players in game-like situations so Coach Moser can provide critiques. These drills will give you plenty of feedback about what each of your athletes needs to do to get better. Moser's version of the Shell drill is especially useful as it's run in the full court as opposed to the half court. This forces players to remain active and exposes lazy tendencies.
To close the practice, Moser gives you two games that pit your players against each other. 7, 8, 9 Free Throws puts pressure on your athletes to knock down shots at the line in order to come away with a win, making it a great drill for virtually any practice.
Coach Moser has quickly built a dominant team at Loyola-Chicago, but he's done it the old-fashioned way - through a culture of hard work and attention to detail. This video shows exactly the kind of practices that you'll want to emulate to take your own program to new heights in the seasons ahead!
126 minutes. 2018.
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Doug Bruno: Building Your Offensive Philosophy Through Individual Skill Development
with Doug Bruno,
DePaul University Head Women's Coach;
over 650 career wins;
Conference USA's Coach of the Decade;
has guided DePaul to 16 straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2003-18);
USA Women's National Team Assistant Coach (2010-16);
winning Gold Medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics;
served as the head coach for the USA Women's U18 (2006) and U19 (2007) teams - led both teams to a Gold Medal at the FIBA World Championships;
only coach to be named USA Basketball's Developmental Coach of the Year twice;
past President of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association
How coaches teach is just as important as what they teach athletes. In this video, Doug Bruno gives you the foundation around which you can build your own coaching philosophy.
Bruno has been regarded as one of the best basketball minds in today's game. His ability to teach at a deliberate pace where players can focus on detail has resulted in top-rated offensive teams year in and year out. From learning to build a better player to improving your teaching method, you will become a better basketball coach and teacher by watching Coach Bruno explain his philosophy.
10 Ingredients of a Building a Better Player
Bruno spends time explaining how you can develop your players through daily skill development. He not only stresses becoming a player skill-wise, but also mentally and emotionally. The ingredients that make a dynamic and complete basketball player, according to Coach Bruno, include:
- A love to compete.
- Ball handling skills and performance in pressure situations.
- Attention to footwork.
- Focus on all aspects of offensive moves: with/without the ball, on the bounce, in triple threat and in the post.
- Great eyes and vision.
- Listening ability and being coachable in order to develop IQ.
A player is only as good as their teacher. Learning to become a great teacher and developing a method where players will flourish is just as important as having the right mindset.
Players need to know the teaching mode and attitude of practice every day. Understanding what kind of day and teaching they will receive that day creates the perfect setting for learning and developing skill.
Bruno explains how starting slow and building through demonstration, imitation, and repetition will create the perfect learning environment for players to develop their optimal skills.
Offense and Drills
Coach Bruno uses one of his favorite offensive drills to demonstrate how his philosophy works. Starting with simple triple threat situation, he shows how to use a shot fake and attack an open gap. He builds onto this by adding crossover footwork and executing a change of direction move.
While developing a guard in the open court, Bruno turns his attention to the other part of offense: players without the ball. He teaches how to get open using a V-cut and use a backdoor cut for an open layup. As he lays his foundation, he also progressively builds the 1-4 offensive system with scoring options off of a hand off, fake hand off, square up and attack, and split/slip option.
Coach Bruno's offensive philosophy, through detailed player individual development, is one that every coach, at any level, will appreciate and find applicable to use with their team in the seasons ahead!
Produced at the 2017 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Clinic.
68 minutes. 2018.
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Jeff Young: Improving Your Team's 3-Point Shooting
with Jeff Young,
Walsh University Head Coach;
all-time winningest coach in Walsh history (no losing seasons in past 14 years);
third highest winning percentage of active Division II coaches,
12th all-time in college basketball history;
NAIA National Championship (2005), NAIA National Championship Runner-up (2010)
Analytics are becoming a popular way of evaluating team strengths and deficiencies, as well as a way to identify the best shots in basketball. This has resulted in teams across the country at every level depending more on the 3-point shot. The fact is, the best teams in basketball are efficient 3-point shooters, so to compete and become the best in your league it's imperative that your team shoots it well from beyond the arc.
Jeff Young's teams have historically been great at 3-point shooting partly due to the fact that shooting is emphasized every day in practice. In this presentation, Young opens his drill book to show you multiple individual and team shooting drills. He also shares his philosophy on changing a player's shot and how to perfect their shooting mechanics while getting high reps in practice.
Coach Young begins by breaking down his philosophy and the rationale behind it for shooting the basketball. His insights will challenge any preconceived notions on shooting mechanics you might have and get you to start analyzing your beliefs about shooting. His discussion ranges from the feet to the follow-through and everything in between, including confidence and the mental aspect of shooting.
Improving 3-Point Shooting
Coach Young discusses the three points of emphasis that his program reinforces to develop great 3-point shooters: recruit great shooters, shot selection, and repetition. He breaks down each part and discusses other things such as shooting off of receiving a bad pass vs. shooting off of a good pass and how to control shot selection. In a typical Coach Young practice, the team spends a minimum of 30 minutes each day on shooting, working mostly on catch-and-shoot situations.
Young breaks down shooting into individual and team drills. Each drill has an element of time and score for a player to reach or to compete against and ends with a consequence to add a level of competitiveness. You'll get five individual shooting drills and four team shooting drills. Individual Drills:
- Five Minute Threes
- Two Minute Three Minute and Four Minute
- Three Minute Shooting
- How many makes before two misses
- Twenty Minute Shoot
- Three Minute Team Shooting
- Cavs Transition
- Memphis Shooting
- Full Court Shooting
As today's game continues to trend more toward maximizing 3-point shot attempts, you and your players must adapt. Using the drills provided in this video by Coach Young, your players can learn to become great shooters and lead your team to new heights!
72 minutes. 2018.
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