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Steve DeMeo: Ball Screen Offense

with Steve DeMeo,
Northwest Florida State College Head Coach;
2015 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I National Champions;
2015 Spalding NJCAA Division I National Coach of the Year;
2017 Red Auerbach Coach of the Year;
2017 Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year; 3x Panhandle Conference Champions

Steve DeMeo presents a video on how to implement one of the most successful offenses in the game today, the Ball Screen Offense. He explains how, after 29 years of coaching, he came to start running this offense. DeMeo talks about the four keys required to make the offense work for your team with the same success he has had, and provides all the drills to make your players proficient in running the offense. Key points in the presentation include:

  • How to set screens properly.
  • Building your offense using 3-on-3.
  • Teaching players to get into transition off a missed shot.
  • Importance of bigs setting screens to encourage mismatches.
  • Counters to defensive "icing."
  • And more!

Ball Screen Action

The base set is broken down into drills for both the guards and the posts. Guard development drills start with one player and eventually build up with additional players, requiring athletes to make decisions in two seconds or less when coming off the screen. They work on various actions and movements: using the screen, getting to the nail and pulling up, passing, roll replace action, and finally baseline drive/drift action.

Post players work on setting screens, sprinting to the rim, making a great angle and finishing on a pocket pass. They also work on creating angles for screens and looking for mismatches.

Transition Action (Phoenix Action)

Coach DeMeo details the basic movements and spots players should get to in transition. He then shows some basic reverse actions, hand-offs, and post dives from the base set. You'll see the flexibility and variety that can be incorporated in the offense with the use of double ball screen, floppy action, lobs, and the UCLA cut. From these sets, DeMeo shows how you can get open looks and foul calls.

Counters to Common Defensive Actions

Going 5-On-5, DeMeo shows the two most common ways (blitz and ice) that defenses try to defeat the ball screen. He covers where you need to keep the defense when teams try to ice the ball screen using the post, down screen, and dribble hand-offs. For defenses that blitz the screen, he shows where the screen needs to be set on the court in order to easily defeat this tactic.

This video provides the basic steps and drills needed to implement an offense that can be run at any level with many options to keep the defense off balance.

Produced at the Fall 2016 Indianapolis (IN) clinic.

70 minutes. 2017.

DVD
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Total Body Strength Training for Basketball

with Brian Bingaman,
St. Joseph's University Director of Strength and Conditioning;
named a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), as well as Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), and (Level 1 Club Coach) United States Weightlifting

See a systematic approach to strength training that prepares athletes for the launch and landing sequences required in competitive basketball.

Brian Bingaman takes you through a standard weight training day for St. Joe's basketball. By combining compound lifts with prehab and other smaller exercises, Bingaman expertly shows coaches how to maximize time in the weight room and train a variety of skills in shorter sessions. Knowing how to plan a workout and rotate players from weight station to weight station will get your workout to max levels of production. Each exercise is shown in detail and allows you to better instruct your athletes in such a critical area.

Plyometric Drills

In basketball, balance stability and quickness are critical skills that can lead to improvement on the court. Bingaman takes his athletes through a variety of hops over small hurdles and box jumps. Getting explosiveness in a jump and landing soft is emphasized, and you'll want your players to land soft and be ready to explode again if needed. Small hurdle hops include a variety of double and single leg exercises that are intended to build coordination and stability both forward and laterally. As the athletes progress, the focus shifts from stability to quickness, where Bingaman cues his athletes to "be quick off the ground," building reactive strength and power.

Olympic Lifts

Olympic lifts are a critical tool for developing explosive power while reinforcing the concept of triple extension. In this segment, Bingaman walks his athletes through a series of clean pulls and hang cleans using lifting blocks to teach triple extension and quick explosive movements. To maximize efficiency during this segment, these lifts are combined with mobility-based exercises to promote flexibility, core development and injury prevention.

Compound Lifts

Bingaman shows a variety of lower and upper body lifts designed to build strength and power. During this segment, he addresses the safety and strength benefits of using machines like leg press and pit shark squatting on heavy strength days in place of more conventional exercises like the squat. While Bingaman explains that squats are a great exercise that he uses in his program, he outlines his philosophy on using these machines to reduce spinal loading, enabling taller players to lift heavier with less risk.

This video from Coach Bingaman will help you develop your athletes' strength efficiently and wisely!

64 minutes. 2017.

DVD
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Basketball Strength Training: Progressions & Regressions

with Brian Bingaman,
St. Joseph's University Director of Strength and Conditioning;
named a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), as well as Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), and (Level 1 Club Coach) United States Weightlifting

Strength and conditioning is an important area of any sport's program. As players are specializing in certain sports and playing year-round, injury prevention will be your most important reason to have a strength and conditioning program.

Brian Bingaman expertly breaks down the weight training exercise progressions and regressions that he uses with the St. Joseph's basketball team to teach new movement patterns, clean up technique, or provide remediation and injury prevention.

In each session, Bingaman takes you through the development in the progression as you move from the ground up. You will learn critical cues while gaining valuable insight into how to design a weight training program that can be the foundation of your program. He focuses on the development of the athlete, which is where the progression and regression philosophy comes into play. Each individual player is different, and this program allows you to individualize strength work while still maintaining a team atmosphere and working with many athletes.

Double Leg Exercises

In the double leg progression, Bingaman demonstrates the progressive lifts used to help athletes learn the bilateral squat movement pattern. Beginning with a PVC overhead squat to improve mobility and flexibility, Bingaman progresses into med ball and goblet squats to improve posture and core support before progressing on to weighted front and back squats.

Single Leg Exercises

In the single leg segment, Bingaman starts his progressions with a body weight split squat. Using this lift, he demonstrates key body positions and cues that are critical to developing balance and posture. As athletes improve, they advance through reverse and front lunges, adding dumbbells once they can effectively control their body weight with proper form. Bingaman expertly breaks down the culminating lift in this segment, the Bulgarian split squat, which is an excellent tool for developing unilateral strength and power.

Upper Body Pressing Exercises

In this segment, Bingaman teaches technique for pressing exercises. Beginning by perfecting technique in the push-up, Bingaman adds variety and difficulty by having athletes use trap bars and unstable platforms to improve range of motion and challenge core stability. Once the push-up is mastered, athletes will switch to the bench with single arm dumbbell presses, before progressing to the barbell bench press.

Coach Bingaman gives you plenty of strength exercises and ideas to incorporate into your own program immediately!

71 minutes. 2017.

DVD
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Marvin Menzies: Practice Drills to Improve Your Team

with Marvin Menzies,
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Head Coach;
former New Mexico State University Head Coach;
3x Regular Season and 5x Western Athletic Conference Tournament Champion; 2015 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year

Having built success at New Mexico State University where he led his teams to five NCAA Tournament appearances, Marvin Menzies demonstrates practice drills for individual skill development within his team's strategic framework. With an emphasis on quality shooting, individual skill development, defense, and rebounding, Menzies uses this on-court demonstration to show ways in which he has improved player performance with his teams.

Pre-Practice Fundamentals

Menzies uses a series of shooting drills at the start of practice to instill confidence into his players when shooting the basketball. Starting with simple form shooting, players work to make five shots in a row while working on basic shooting form.

After the guards and the bigs work with assistant coaches on their individual moves and shots, game-like shooting drills become the next point of emphasis. The main concentration is on rhythm and technique.

In-Practice Shooting Drills

Shooting is a point of emphasis once practice begins for Coach Menzies. He presents two main shooting drills that his players execute on a daily basis.

Working on shooting off of dribble penetration, 3 Game Shooting is the first drill utilized. The drill simulates a guard beating a primary defender off of the bounce and reading the secondary defender. Depending on what the secondary defender does, the guard can pull up for a jump shot, shoot the floater, shoot a runner, or execute a pass to the big man for a lob or a post-up opportunity.

The second shooting drill is 3's, 2's, and 1's. This drill has the players starting from seven spots behind the perimeter. The scoring for the drill is three points for each made 3-point shot, two points for each pull-up jump shot, and one point for a lay-up.

Defense and Rebounding Drills

These drills build the mentality of getting stops on defense and being able to shut down defensive assignments. To teach defensive stance, Menzies teaches the Defensive Shadow Drill. This drill is used to teach how to execute defensive step slides and correct stance. An emphasis is placed on pushing off the leg opposite the direction the offensive player is going, keeping eyes on the midsection, keeping hands out, and keeping the butt down when in a defensive stance.

To work on defensive closeouts, the 3-on-3 Baseline Closeout Drill is used to get players out to guard their man and subsequent players into the proper defensive position.

Rebounding becomes a point of emphasis in practice and a challenge. The Circle Blockout Drill has five defensive rebounders working around in a circle, keeping an eye on five potential offensive rebounders. On the shot by the coach, the five defensive players must communicate and make sure each offensive player is boxed out and go get the rebound.

Need some quality practice drills for your team? You'll get them in this video from Coach Menzies!

Produced at the Spring 2017 Las Vegas (NV) Nike Championship Basketball Clinic.

74 minutes. 2017.

DVD
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Individual and Team Skill Development

with Phil Martelli,
St. Joseph's University Head Coach;
2004 NABC, Chevrolet, AP & Naismith National Coach of the Year,
2004 Henry Iba Award, 2004 Jim Phelan Award, 2004 Adolph Rupp Cup;
4x A-10 Coach of the Year; 2005 USA Basketball Under 21 World Championship Team Head Coach

Witness skill development at its finest!

If you want to improve your team, the surest way to see results is improving the ability of your players. No matter what type of offense or defense you run and no matter what your level of play, this concept holds true.

In this video, 2004 National Coach of the Year Phil Martelli shows you his approach for player development with an entire practice devoted to skill development drills. Watch and learn as he runs his team through more than 25 drills in the following categories: ball handling, layups, finishing, foul shooting, 1v1, position shooting, and 5v5 transition drills.

Ball Handling

Watch a dribbling segment that keeps players on the go. Your players will constantly change up dribble moves and switch between stationary and movement dribbling. You'll learn a variety of moves with one and two basketballs that will help your players develop tighter handles, a greater range of motion, and more power in each bounce of the ball.

Layups

Train your players to attack the rim and finish in a variety of ways through multiple drills that prepare your players for different game conditions. Drills range from breaking down a defender with dribble moves in your half court offense to passing and making moves at full speed in transition.

The Swing and Rip drill series trains players to make strong moves to the basket off quick ball reversals. This series also teaches players how to space and play off that initial dribble penetration to stretch and re-attack the defense. Through position-specific work, you will see post players work on floaters, attack moves from the mid-post, and exploding to the rim from the top of the key.

Shooting

See how St. Joe's uses the Princeton drill to teach players how to shoot on the move. Players learn how to shoot on flashes towards the ball, flares, off shot fakes, and pull up jumpers off the dribble. The Spot Shooting drill is a great way to get maximum repetitions through short practice segments.

An often-overlooked aspect of skill development is foul shooting. Martelli has two competitive free throw shooting drills that players use with a scoring system based on a swish, one bounce make, and five or three in a row for bonus points. Every drill has a consequence that will put pressure on your players to make their free throws.

In position-specific drills for the guards, you will see how to practice getting different shots from using a ball screen. These drills will not only make your players better shooters, they will also help to expand the number of ways athletes can find their shot in games.

Competitive Drills

If you want to develop your players into effective scorers, you need to consider implementing 1-on-1 drills every day into your practices. Coach Martelli shows five ways to change up the competition.

The Drexel Drill 1-on-1 incorporates defensive skill development by working on lateral slides and having to contain the dribbler from half court. These drills simulate attacking off the catch in your half-court offense, pushing the ball on a fast break, reading a defender on a close out, and more! You will also see two 5-on-5 drills that control the scrimmaging into bursts of action between opportunities to teach.

This is a rare opportunity to see a D-I team and elite coach prepare for the upcoming season by putting players through a skill-specific practice. The structure of the practice can be adapted to any level of play and help you get the most out of your players!

122 minutes. 2017.

DVD
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