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Cover: man-to-man defense: it's not what you do, it's how you do it
Man-to-Man Defense: It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It

with Vic Schaefer,
University of Texas Head Women's Coach;
former Mississippi State University Head Women's Coach;
2018 Naismith Women's College Coach of the Year;
2018 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) National Coach of the Year;
2018 & 2017 NCAA Championship Runners-Up;
2017 ESPY Award - 'Best Upset';
3x SEC Coach of the Year (2015, 2018, 2019);
2018 SEC Regular Season Champions - 16-0 record;
2016 NCAA Sweet Sixteen;
2011 NCAA Championship (as Associate Head Coach, Texas A & M)

Coach Vic Schaefer has elevated Mississippi State into one of the best programs in women's collegiate basketball. This success stems from a philosophy of doing the same things that every other team in the country does, but with an attitude that MSU will do it with an uncommon level of excellence. Coach Schaefer demonstrates this approach through nine defensive drills that build his pressure man-to-man defense. In this video, you will gain valuable teaching points to maximize the effectiveness of your drills while also learning the teaching points to develop an aggressive defense.

Core Defensive Drills

Mississippi State prides itself on being a disruptive defensive team. You will see the package of drills that are run every day in Bulldog practices. Coach Schaefer demonstrates a unique approach to guarding the ball with his "Approach Stance" drill. He shows how to improve the lateral quickness of your players with his method of pivoting in a defensive stance. Other tactics, such as identifying the ball handler's pivot foot and the "hot stove," will enable your players to apply maximum pressure on the ball. Additional drills teach defenders to blow up down screens with physicality and alter their routes based on the location of the screen in order to stay "up the line and straight line" in pass denial.

Defending Common Actions

Coach Schaefer shows the "3-Out 1-In" drill, which is a personal favorite that Mississippi State runs daily. This drill puts a premium on ball-pressure while also teaching defenders how to adjust their passing lane denial based on their proximity to post players. This drill also can be used to install your ball screen defense. You will also learn how the Bulldogs attack pick & rolls with a hard show.

The "3-on-3 Rebounding" drill reinforces denial pressure by challenging players to take away dribble hand-offs and guard backdoor cuts while also being ready to put their "butt in the gut" when the shot goes up. In addition to other drills, you will also come away with a perfect defensive drill for teaching numerous phases of your defensive system. The "7-Point Defensive" drill has players deny the wing, take away backdoor cuts, front the posts, find help position, disrupt flash cuts, and dive for loose balls in a single repetition!

This video will show you why Coach Schaefer has won numerous national Coach of the Year awards. There is absolutely something to take away from this video for everyone, regardless of the system you run!

76 minutes. 2020.

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Cover: breakdowns and continuities for the ball screen motion offense
Breakdowns and Continuities for the Ball Screen Motion Offense

with Robert Ehsan,
former University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Head Coach;
2019 College Basketball Invitational Tournament appearance;
was an Assistant Coach under Jerod Haase at UAB, Seth Greenberg at Virginia Tech, and Gary Williams at Maryland

In this video, you'll see how you can install a multiple-option motion offense that will give your players a structured template while still allowing them freedom to maximize their individual skills.

The ball screen offense is one of the game's most-used and most successful offenses. Whether you have only two players who are consistent scorers or five threats that all can score, Coach Ehsan's ball screen motion offense will fit your team.

Sets and Systems

Coach Ehsan gives a high-energy presentation showing various sets in his motion offense that can be used depending on your personnel. By tailoring the system to the players you have, this offense assures that you can effectively attack match-ups and other opponent weaknesses.

With a variety of ways to initiate the offense, Ehsan shows you how to seamlessly flow into the offense from transition or from a more traditional half-court attack. The constant player movements and options make this offense difficult to play against and to scout.

Exploiting Ball Screen Defense

You'll appreciate how there are multiple attacks out of this offense, depending on different ways the defense covers ball screens. For every defensive adjustment, Coach Ehsan walks players through effective counter attacks so you know exactly what to do.

Among the key concepts covered in this video are:

  • How to make defenses pay for aggressive hedge and blitz coverage
  • Effective use of ball movement to isolate and get great shots for your post players
  • How to increase the efficiency of the offense by training wings and guards to be able to play every position

If your team has ever struggled to improve ball and player movement, this is a video you'll want to refer to over and over again. With multiple initial sets, a variety of cuts and excellent attention to detail on screening angles and timing, Coach Ehsan's system will greatly expand your offensive arsenal.

45 minutes. 2020.

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Cover: 4-out 1-in primary & secondary sets out of transition
4-Out 1-In Primary & Secondary Sets Out of Transition

with Derrin Hansen,
University of Nebraska Omaha Head Coach;
2019 Summit League Coach of the Year;
led Omaha to Division I school records for wins in a season (21) and league wins (13) in 2019;
2x NCAA Division II Tournament appearances;
2010 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association champions;
2008 North Central Conference champions

Basketball offenses are moving more and more toward a faced-paced, free flowing style. Knowing how to convert from full-court transition offense to the half-court is a must for coaches to be successful.

In this video, Derrin Hansen shows his transition offense and sets that are sure to put more points on the board and create more buzz surrounding your team. You will see how to run off free throws and made baskets, as well as get transition sets that flow seamlessly from a primary break to secondary break offense and to the half-court.

Primary Break

Coach Hansen shows his principles for the primary break and how to run off made baskets and free throws. He believes in teaching players concepts, instead of rules, to help them learn the game and be unguardable. In a numbered style break, Hansen shows the reads and principles that govern his transition offense.

If there's no opportunity to advance the ball ahead, you'll learn the "cut the floor" concept to keep the defense on their heels and keep up the attack. After cutting the floor, the option to throw to the wing is discussed. Any good defense will make it difficult to make the initial pass, so Coach Hansen discusses other options, including a reversal to the trailing 4-man. After the ball is passed, there are several reads and options that are outlined. From staggered screens and slips to on-ball screens, the possibilities will keep the defense on edge and give your offense the upper hand. Four options in total are discussed when reversing the ball through the 4-man. If an on-ball screen occurs, multiple options happen off the ball. Options include cross screens for post-ups and down screens for shots. Hansen also discusses how to incorporate early ball screens into your attack and continue to find ways to attack the defense!

Secondary Sets and Actions

If nothing manifests from the primary attack, several transition plays are outlined that easily flow from the principles discussed in the primary break. The play "Speed Game" is shown, which takes advantage of getting the ball to the post early involving a backdoor option. More plays are shown that detail counters and misdirection plays for the actions already shown.

Once the ball is in the post, players have the freedom to decide what happens next. To stay unpredictable, Coach Hansen outlines four options to run after the ball is entered into the post that include cuts, splits, space, and dive & fill concepts. In case you don't score in transition, Hansen details a 1-4 high set play with a counter to get a quick post-up or shot playing off the natural reactions of the defense. Finally, in the last portion of the video, you'll get Hansen's principles of a good zone offense.

Many coaches want their team to run, but are you confident in teaching the principles that will allow your team to do so? This video from Coach Hansen gives you a blueprint for primary and secondary transition offense, as well as multiple plays that can also be run in the half-court.

74 minutes. 2020.

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Cover: daily practice structure + 14 drills for any team
Daily Practice Structure + 14 Drills for Any Team

with Ben Jacobson,
University of Northern Iowa Head Coach;
4x Missouri Valley Coach of the Year (2009, 2010, 2015, 2020);
3x Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions (2009, 2010, 2020),
4x Missouri Valley Conference tournament champions

One of the best ways to stimulate your approach to basketball practice is by observing other successful programs and coaches conduct their own practices. In this video, you will see a practice run by the University of Northern Iowa's Ben Jacobson. Jacobson's teams are well known for their grit and defense, often taking down power conference giants. You'll get an inside look at how practices are organized from start to finish, and steal some drills and ideas from one of the best coaches in the country!

Building Fundamentals and Intensity

Coach Jacobson shows how a three-stage rotating warm-up can help players establish solid fundamentals at the start of every practice. These drills build better ball handlers, better finishers and better passers at every position. Teams with these kinds of fundamentals can make great strides in player development.

In addition to demonstrating how to layer progressions of different drills, Jacobson details innovative constraints you can use to help keep your team's intensity high throughout practice. You'll see how an accomplished coach who averages over 20 wins per season enhances player learning by alternating between on-air drills and drills that feature one or more defenders.

Improving Offense and Defense

Coach Jacobson continually challenges players both mentally and physically as he illustrates various ways to transition between half-court and full-court work. He shows how to build multiple actions into your transition game to help your team become better at scoring and attacking the basket before the defense has a chance to adjust.

This video will help you improve your coaching by:

  • Showing four different options off a transition attack that maximize scoring chances.
  • Giving you defensive drills with a competitive structure that encourages player communication.
  • Presenting key metrics that players can shoot for in each drill to keep player development on an upward path.

Opportunities like this are great for coaches to see how the best programs in America run their practices without having to travel hundreds of miles! Jam-packed with ideas on both drills and pacing of practice, this video from Coach Jacobson is an indispensable addition to your coaching library.

71 minutes. 2020.

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Cover: basketball conditioning: 1-on-1, big men and team competition drills
Basketball Conditioning: 1-on-1, Big Men and Team Competition Drills

with Robert Ehsan,
former University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Head Coach;
2019 College Basketball Invitational Tournament appearance;
was an Assistant Coach under Jerod Haase at UAB, Seth Greenberg at Virginia Tech, and Gary Williams at Maryland

Coach Robert Ehsan has developed an extraordinary conditioning program that every basketball coach needs to examine. This series of competitive drills will have your players getting in shape while simultaneously working on their basketball skills. It will challenge your players to push themselves harder than they ever would through generic running activities. If you want to build mental toughness, reinforce basketball concepts and physically prepare your athletes for competition, then this is the video for you!

Core Competitive Drills

With the Knockout series of 1-on-1 drills, your players will battle through the entire workout as they attempt to drive their teammates to total exhaustion. Coach Ehsan demonstrates five 1-on-1 games that will work different elements of your athletes' skill sets. The "4, 3, 2" drill helps players tighten up their triple threat attack by limiting the number of dribbles they are allowed. The "Earn Your Dribbles" drill positively rewards great technique on defensive slides. Additionally, the "50 Point Game" incorporates 3-point shooting plus attacking in transition. You will also see how the drill can be modified to accommodate different gym settings with a half-court variation.

Finally, the "1-on-1 Full Court" drill simulates applying pressure and ball handling in the open court. You will learn how to emphasize defensive priorities throughout the workout by modeling Ehsan's system for tracking breakdowns.

Modified for Personnel

In addition to his primary drills, Coach Ehsan explains how you can modify drills to work out your post players. Two post-specific drills are demonstrated to teach new concepts such as duck-ins at the rim. The "Ball Screen Game" reinforces ball screen defense while also allowing your players to simulate a post-up after rolling to the rim.

These workouts can also be modified to include larger numbers in the same session. Ehsan details how you in can incorporate up to 12 players with the "2-on-2 Full Court" drill. This adaptation will improve your team's ability to full court press and handle pressure. You'll also see how to keep your players continuously working with the addition of a workstation. This concept allows athletes to stay engaged and improve while waiting for their next opportunity to compete in a game.

Motivate your players to push past their limits and get in great shape for next season with the drills and concepts in this video from Coach Ehsan!

47 minutes. 2020.

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