Transition Offense and Set Plays
with Dan Majerle,
Grand Canyon University Head Coach;
former Phoenix Suns Assistant Coach;
14-year NBA veteran, 3x NBA All Star, 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team, member of Dream Team 2
Dan Majerle draws on his long-time playing and coaching career in the NBA to infuse his offensive system at the collegiate level with the tactics and plays that work at the highest level. In this video, you will see over 30 plays that can be used to score quickly in your transition offense or in the half court. You will see how the variety of actions in this extensive play library can help you get quality scoring opportunities from all over the court.
Learn how to space the floor in transition to easily score in your primary break or to quickly flow into a variety of quick hitters that can decimate a defense before they even have a chance to set up.
Transition on Misses
Four plays are demonstrated for transitioning off missed shots. You will see how you can run into multiple pick & rolls with incredible floor spacing using the "Drag" option. This strategy can be similarly applied to ball screens with your other guards in the "21/31" play calls. "Push" will create confusion for the opponent with some hand-offs and screening actions while adding in weak side hammer screen opportunities. "22/32" uses off-ball "Quick" screens to put pressure on the rim with cutters. Coach Majerle also shows how you can post a mismatch with your bigger guards versus defenses that try to switch their screens.
Transition on Makes
10 additional plays are run off made baskets. "Oklahoma" and "Oklahoma Touch" utilize a double drag screen with secondary screening actions to free up a big who can shoot. Three plays in the "Rub" series will create scoring options with a quick screen away for your trailing big in transition. Each play within the Rub series delivers a nice variation to the main ball screen action that gives you a unique scoring look.
Pound the ball into the post with a nice screen-the-screener action using "Cut". "Open" scrambles the defense with simultaneous cutting and dribble hand-off actions that will neutralize help defense on the ball screen. Lastly, the "Chin" series will give you clean layups off back screens for your point guard or take away the help from the screener's defender on the pick & roll.
Half Court Sets
Coach Majerle shows 18 different plays that can be run in half court situations through his "Floppy" and "Loop" series. 10 plays can be initiated from entries created from floppy action that create high-low post feed opportunities, off-ball screens to open shooters, and more. These plays are perfect against pressure defenses that will attempt to deny passes and disrupt your offense.
Majerle explains how to align your players against defenses that front the post. The Loop series creates guard movement from a 1-4 high alignment to get defenders chasing before they are slammed with a ball screen or other actions. Loop delivers opportunities for lob passes to your guards, open perimeter shots using elevator screens and hammer screens, and more.
Coach Majerle reveals a huge chunk of his playbook to share these highly-effective scoring actions with the masses. This video is so good that you are either going to be running these plays or guarding these plays next season!
66 minutes. 2019.
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Developing Low Post and Stretch Bigs
with Mike Procopio,
Director/President of Hoop Consultants;
Director of Player Development for the Dallas Mavericks (NBA);
Director of Basketball Operations for ATTACK Athletics in Chicago (IL);
has worked with Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Caron Butler, as well as 75 other NBA players;
Strategic Game Management Coach to Kobe Bryant for two seasons (2009-12 and 2 NBA Championships);
former Maine Red Claws (NBDL) Assistant Coach
Skills trainer Mike Procopio provides a much-needed resource for developing big men in today's modern game where the perimeter is the focus. This comprehensive video works not only perimeter skills needed by big men, but also the low post skills they need to dominate on the block. Besides physical skill development, Procopio also concentrates on where and when a big man needs to move after certain actions on offense.
Allow your players to create off the dribble, get open shots, and create more success for your offense! Post players can stretch the floor by operating further away from the basket and must understand how to find open space on the court. By doing so, help side defenders are unable to clog the middle of the floor.
Coach Procopio provides essentials for creating space and multiple finishing techniques from all areas of the floor. Whether it's from the baseline, elbows, middle of the key or a pick & roll from the perimeter, Procopio covers how to ensure your big man can help convert opportunities into points on offense. Situations and strategies covered include:
- Low Post Moves
- Mid-Range Shooting
- Dribble Drive Spacing & Respacing
- 3-Point Shooting
Stretch bigs, or players who want to become a stretch big, need impeccable footwork. They must learn to catch and shoot, catch the ball in transition, jab step, and pivot in a variety of situations so they can create space or get to the basket. Coach Procopio provides a wealth of knowledge and drills to build stretch big footwork that will place players into open areas where they can get open shots or attack the basket.
Moving Off and On the Ball
Basketball is game that requires movement, and standing still can kill an offense. Coach Procopio breaks down not only how to improve skills with the ball, but how to find open space and play off the ball. Your bigs will build their basketball IQ while developing abilities that expand the capabilities of your offense.
This video from Coach Procopio uses on-court demonstration to provide you with a ton of information and tools to build versatile big men. No matter the offense your run, you can use the drills and skills Procopio covers to make sure you're getting the most out of your post players.
120 minutes. 2019.
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Dan Muller: Foundations for Man-to-Man Defense
with Dan Muller,
Illinois State University Head Coach;
2017 Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions;
2017 MVC Coach of the Year;
2x MVC Defensive Player of the Year as an athlete at Illinois State (1996, 1997)
Dan Muller provides the instruction you need to produce a top-tier man-to-man defense. His focus of man principles with a mix of a 2-2-1 press and 2-3 zone were vital in creating tough shot opportunities for opponents during his team's fantastic 2017 season. Illinois State ranked as one of the best teams in the nation at creating the longest defensive possessions, showcasing just how tough it was for opponents to gain a bucket against Muller's defense.
Coach Muller takes you through his defensive approach, building his man-to-man defense, and then utilizing his principles to create a stellar zone change-of-pace defense.
Muller stresses the importance of being elite communicators as a team and throughout this video Muller reinforces it.
You will learn how to ensure your players talk when they close out, help on screens, and call out if they are covering the basket or another offensive player. By communicating, your defense will move and be able to pick up the right assignment while rotating. This prevents multiple players from going to same area, and your defense will work together to cover necessary areas of the floor.
Three Line Closeouts
Incorporating help defense within your closeout drills allows you to work on multiple things at once. Coach Muller shows a drill that incorporates help defense, closing out to the gaps within the first passing lane, and on-ball defense. After your players work on their footwork and proper closeout technique, they will progress and incorporate live game play. This drill allows you to instill your defensive philosophy in your players. You can also adjust the drill to force the ball to the sideline, middle, or baseline.
Shell Drill - Stunt the Dribble
The Shell Drill is one of the best drills to build a defense. Muller builds off this traditional drill by incorporating movement and stunting toward the dribble, along with recovery. Stunting the dribble is a great progression in your Shell Drill because it allows your players who are one pass away to stunt and help, then recover on their defensive assignment.
Ball Screen Defense
Coach Muller focuses on trapping ball screens from day one of practice through the first few weeks of the season. This strategy is one he built by learning from Eric Spoelstra of the Miami Heat. Trapping ball screens leads to a constant scramble situation, and you'll utilize the same rotations as you would on any ball screen. This mentality will prepare your team for any ball screen approach, and you'll learn the roles of the trapper, basket player, and fliers.
This video from Coach Muller is filled with information that you can utilize for the summer and pre-season install of your defense. You'll see how to get your players to build a defensive mentality and be fundamentally sound before becoming more game plan-oriented and player specific. Lay the foundation of your program's defense with Dan Muller!
Produced at the Nike Championship Basketball Coaches Clinic - Cleveland (OH), Fall 2017.
"Coach Muller does a fantastic job showing us the main points from the first closeout drill to positioning drills and even how to defend the ball screen. I tried this in my first practice after seeing this video with my team and it made an immediate difference." - Customer Review
64 minutes. 2019.
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A Conceptual Approach to Man-to-Man & Zone Offense
with Bob Richey,
Furman University Head Coach;
led Furman to a school-record 25 wins in the 2018-19 season, including wins over 2018 Final Four participants Villanova and Loyola-Chicago
Furman head coach Bob Richey has guided Furman to back-to-back 20+ win seasons by teaching his players how to read the defense and take what is given to them. Continuity offenses can cause players to get stuck in neutral, which is why teaching your athletes terminology and actions they can use to break down defenders on their own will ensure your team has an unstoppable offense.
Coach Richey believes in a structure where players are able to go from option 1 to option 3 in a matter of seconds. By emphasizing close twos, assisted 3-pointers and getting to the free throw line, your players can play and excel in any position on the floor.
Richey breaks down his terminology and demonstrates the actions that he teaches beginning with his early offense. As he incorporates more off-ball screening, players are able to use the open floor to get easy cuts, drives, or dishes to open shooters.
As athletes transition into half court offense, Coach Richey provides a series of actions including a Houston Series that uses a dribble hand-off and a ball screen to create a pick & roll or pick & pop action for your post.
By putting a playmaker in the middle of the zone and using passing and cutting actions, you can create a simple, but effective zone offense against any opponent. Using a 4 around 1 set, your players can still use your man-to-man cutting actions to score. As your players feel more and more comfortable with cutting actions, you can add in a ball screen to create a pick & roll offense that will leave wide open back cutters or wide open shooters.
Coach Richey has put together an offensive system where all actions flow right into an easy offense that your players will love. By teaching your players how to read the defense and play without running through a continuous offense, they will become unguardable and have the ability to create scoring opportunities!
78 minutes. 2019.
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Transition Offense with Breakdown Drills
with Mike Rhoades,
VCU Head Coach;
2019 A-10 Coach of the Year;
former Head Coach at Rice University;
former VCU Associate Head Coach (with Shaka Smart), including the 2011 Final Four;
former Randolph-Macon Head Coach (D-III), compiled a 197-76 record (.722 win percentage);
4x NCAA tournament appearances;
ODAC Coach of the Year (2001, 2002, 2003)
VCU head coach Mike Rhoades has developed a fast break system that will allow you to strike quickly in the first few seconds of the shot clock. This offense gives your players freedom to make plays with structure to maximize spacing.
In this video, you'll get all of the rules and responsibilities that make up Coach Rhoades' transition offense, how to react on dribble penetration, drills to build the fast break mindset and more. If you want to play fast next season, this will serve as a great resource for your program!
Transition Structure and Implementation
Rhoades breaks down the job of every player on the floor in the fast break. You will learn how to get your guards running wide as they explode down the floor for an early basket, help your post player develop the mindset of sprinting the floor hard every time as the rim runner, and teach your rebounder to secure the ball prior to locating the point guard and outletting the ball. Additionally, you'll see how to do all of these things quickly while inbounding off a made shot.
Coach Rhoades also goes into detail on how the point guard can receive the ball with space versus pressure to advance the ball as fast as possible. As the ball moves up the court, you will also discover how to maximize spacing after makes and misses in addition to various options that can happen during the flow of offense by reversing to the trailer. Coach Rhoades wants his team to attack the defense before they can set up and break them down with paint touches. Rhoades explains how all five players can react to drive & kick situations to maintain a continuous attack until an open shot is created.
Eight drills are demonstrated that will help you develop an up-tempo style of play. Primary Cycles will teach your players how to quickly strike with initial scoring options. A competitive element is installed for this drill to help ensure that your players are striving to execute with maximum efficiency. The Three-Man Weave drill progresses through three different variations that become progressively harder over the course of the drill. This is a fantastic drill for developing full court passing and finishing. 3-on-0 Transition is the perfect drill for teaching your players specific scoring actions within your fast break attack. You will see examples of players rehearsing different drive & kick options as well as drag ball screens.
The Advantage Drill is a great scrimmage format that allows your players to compete through every advantage situation they could see offensively or defensively on fast breaks. This is a must-have drill for teaching players how to score intelligently in transition offense. The last transition drill that Coach Rhoades demonstrates is their 5-on-5 scrimmage. This is unique because they utilize a 12 second shot clock to demand a fast pace through the competition. If you want to run and spread the floor, then you're also going to need scorers that can excel through this style of play.
You will also get three additional shooting drills that develop shooting on the move through actions your athletes will see in transition, in addition to expanding their range in any situation they might see in the game.
This is a must-have video for any team that wants to play fast on offense. The concepts and drills presented by Coach Rhoades will help any coach excel using any offensive system!
71 minutes. 2019.
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