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ChampCoach Basketball Membership

Featuring over 700 full-length basketball coaching videos from an amazing collection of Hall of Fame, NCAA, NBA & High School Championship-winning coaches such as: Bill Self, Jay Wright, Steve Alford, Dean Smith, Jerry Tarkanian, Mike Krzyzewski, Tom Izzo, Mark Few, Fred Hoiberg, Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim, Geno Auriemma, Rick Majerus, Pat Summitt, Gregg Popovich, Kevin Boyle, Fran Fraschilla, Bob Knight, Billy Donovan, John Wooden, Bob Huggins, Bob Hurley, Sherri Coale, Dana Altman, Dick Bennett, Bruce Pearl, Brad Stevens, Chris Mack, Gregg Marshall and many, many more!

Every Topic Covered!

Whether you're looking for adjustments or a new system, ChampCoach contains all the valuable X&Os you need to successfully run zone, man, or transition offense.

Have you ever wanted to explore the differences between Jim Boeheim's legendary 2-3 zone defense and Rick Majerus' triangle-and-two? At ChampCoach, you can learn both systems and decide which will work best for your team. Then, dig into more videos on your system to increase your knowledge and put your team in position to be successful.

ChampCoach also lets you sample what recent NCAA and National High School Championship coaches like Jay Wright, Mike Krzyzewski, Geno Auriemma, and Kevin Boyle do for player development in their practices.

And that's just scratching the surface!

From the Unrivaled, Award-Winning Championship Productions Studios in Ames, Iowa!

If you are familiar with basketball coaching videos, then you are familiar with Championship Productions! Championship Productions invented the instructional sport video in the 1970s and has been on the cutting edge, featuring the most successful coaches on film, ever since! As we have transitioned from VHS to DVD to instant videos, hundreds of thousands of basketball coaches all over the world have benefitted from the skills instruction, from in-depth demonstrations of offensive and defensive concepts, and, from seeing how the best coaches in the world run their practices and enjoy consistent, hard-earned success. Championship Productions has been long recognized as the world's leader in sport instructional videos and has been showered with numerous Telly Awards (the highest award in video programming) but most importantly, with praise and gratitude from coaches of basketball teams, at all levels of play, for all that we have allowed them to learn and subsequently, teach, to their teams for the past 40 years!

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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 Coach

Seventeen 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

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The Versatile Run & Jump Press

with Jeremy Bialek,
Indianapolis Homeschool Wildcats Head Boys Coach;
5x ICBA State Champions (2011, 2015-2018); over 400 career wins; 6x Conference Champions

Playing a fast-paced, pressure defense can be fun and exciting for your entire team. In this video, 5x IBCA State Championship (Indiana) coach Jeremy Bialek, explains why the run and jump defense has made his program so successful.

Running the run and jump defense creates an environment in which you can play as many players as possible. Bialek demonstrates how versatile you can make the run and jump by combining it with any half court defense.

Whiteboard Diagrams & Philosophy

If you're a coach that has to visualize rotations and setups, Bialek's detailed whiteboard session where he explains the roles, goals, rules, types, and attacks of this defense is immensely helpful. By disrupting your opponent's rhythm and style of play, you'll create an advantage before the game even starts. Your opponents will be forced to spend time preparing to beat your full court defense rather than focusing on how to run their own system.

On Court Set-Up

Guiding you through on-court demonstrations, Coach Bialek lays out the foundation and reads your players will need to look for in order to be successful.

Starting with an aggressive press, athletes pick up the ball as soon as it is inbounded, applying pressure and preventing ball reversals. Guards must have the ability to force opposing players toward the sideline or toward the middle. It's essential that your athletes learn the #1 rule when playing within the run and jump defense: No diving at the pass and allowing opponents to create a 3-on-2 situation the other way.

If an aggressive style of play isn't a good fit for your program, you can take the run and jump defense and play an alternate "contain" style of full court defense. In this method, players sit back in gaps and force ball handlers to use up as much time as possible, which wears opponents down during the course of a game.

Drills

With any full court pressure defense, players must be able to play a man down once the press is beat. Coach Bialek demonstrates how to prepare players to be ready for any disadvantage situation.

Starting with simple 1-on-1 full court drills, Bialek shows how to get ahead and cut off the ball handler as they change their pace and speed in the open court. In 1-on-3 Full Court, defenders learn to sprint from one ball handler to the next, stopping the offense from taking the ball straight to the rim and keeping the ball in front of them. Building to 4-on-4-on-4 Continuous, Bialek demonstrates how players need to rebound, outlet the ball quickly and push the ball in transition.

This video provides the complete full court run and jump defensive package. If you're looking for a full court defense that will allow you to utilize your bench more and create disruption, deflections, and defend the circle, look no further!

132 minutes. 2018.

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The Sheep Dog Change-Up Defense

with Terry Layton,
Nike Scout and International Consultant for Latin America;
300+ Wins at the High School, Junior College and College level (in the U.S.);
300+ wins at the International level; Nike
Talent Scout for Latin America; International work with Athletes in Action

Developed for short-term situations in basketball, Terry Layton has formulated a defense that is designed to keep the basketball in the outside lanes of the court. While this defense is still a work in progress, it is based on several concepts that are tried and true in basketball.

Basic Concepts of the Sheep Dog Defense

To get an understanding of the Sheep Dog defense, Layton begins by teaching the concept of the five-lane court. Dividing the court into five lanes with the idea of pushing the offense to the sideline is the goal of this defense. Each lane serves a purpose for this defense.

The outside area along the sideline is known as the "green alley," the area where Coach Layton wants the ball to go. The area just inside the green alley is known as the "yellow street" while the middle area of the court is known as the "red freeway" - the area of the court where the ball should never be in this defense.

The Sheep Dog defense is predicated on forcing the ball to the outside. To do this, Layton doesn't want the pass to the wing denied so the ball goes to the green alley as much as possible.

Drills and Techniques

The Green Alley Progression Drill is used to teach the concept of keeping the ball along the sideline area. Once players understand the basics of keeping the dribbler along the sideline, the drill picks up the pace by having the dribbler attempt to dribble towards the "yellow street" and the "red freeway" against the on-ball defender.

The pressing nature of the Sheep Dog defense is further accentuated with the progression drills designed to utilize full-court pressure in a dead-ball situation. Starting with 2-on-2 drills, defenders are taught about the importance of forcing the ball to the outside and keeping it in the green alley.

The Block-and-Stop 1-on-1 drills get attention as to how to guard the basketball in the front court. Working on two sides, a defender guards the basketball and works to keep their head below the ball while keeping the ball in the green alley. The series progresses from basic 1-on-1, to guarding against a jab step, to the offensive player playing with a three-dribble limit.

Finally, 5-on-5 play is taught with the Sheep Dog defense becoming a 'herding', pressing defense as it tries to force the ball up along the sideline into trapping areas. Layton also takes you through a number of rebounding drills and the concept he uses when teaching rebounding to limit second chance opportunities for your opponent.

Trapping Concepts

Trapping situations will arise from time to time thanks to keeping the ball along the sideline and extending the defense. Trapping is important to make sure that the ball-handler cannot go to the middle or up along the sideline without resistance. Coach Layton covers proper trapping technique and how to rotate out of the trap.

When setting the trap, Layton teaches two important concepts. The first is to make sure that the trappers each have one foot touching each other's foot to prevent the ball-handler from stepping through the trap. The other is to keep hands up and active without reaching so that the pass out of the trap is more difficult.

Utilizing the "nearest-man principle," Layton discusses how to rotate once a pass is made out of a trap. The principle instructs the player who is nearest to the ball when received by an offensive player to cover the receiver immediately. From there, Layton's defense teaches the trappers to retreat to the goal and be ready to help.

Short traps are also introduced as a way to increase the pressure in half-court defensive situations. This approach is designed to pressure teams that tend to play more cautiously against pressure.

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The Rocket Offense: Pro-Style Transition Ball-Screen Sets & Breakdowns

with Jeremy Bialek,
Indianapolis Homeschool Wildcats Head Boys Coach;
5x ICBA State Champions (2011, 2015-2018); over 400 career wins; 6x Conference Champions

The D'Antoni-coached teams of Phoenix and most recently, Houston, have utilized a successful ball screen motion offense that took them all the way to the Western Conference Finals. 5x ICBA State Champion (Indiana) head coach Jeremy Bialek models his own ball screen motion offense off of this potent offense to give his players numerous scoring opportunities, and, he details the entire system in this informative, instructional video.

By installing the ball screen motion offense, your players will learn to read how the defense plays a screen and react accordingly. Most importantly, this is a fun, up-tempo style of offense that can be used in the half-court and out of transition.

Philosophy, Diagrams, and On-Court Demonstration

No matter what, with this offense, your players will have great angles of attack that will present various scoring opportunities in the half court and in transition.

Coach Bialek centers his offense around constantly having two ball handlers. The ball handlers' focus is to get downhill, especially in transition. Pushing the pace and stretching the floor with your wings will allow the ball handlers to draw out help side defenders as they turn the corner and look to attack the rim or hit a post rolling to the rim.

As teams pick up on your transition ball screens, they will look to defend the screens several ways. With a hard hedge/trap, ball handlers can time the screen just right and look for a slipping post player or back the ball out in order to draw the defenders out and create space. This will allow your players to re-attack and split the defenders going downhill.

On a regular hedge, ball handlers can use a hesitation move to create separation and a timing delay, allowing them to turn the corner or reverse the ball, looking for the post player on the roll. In a switching situation, guards can look to attack the switch with a bounce off and re-attack, especially if the mismatch is a slow-moving post player. Your ball handlers can also take advantage of a post player diving hard to the basket and sealing a guard.

Bialek gets his offense rolling with several easy-to-use entries that create movement and provide opportunity to get the ball into your best player's hands. Using dribble hand-off options, you can create downhill action, attacking the middle of the floor out of a corner hand-off and a ball screen within the lane. Using double down screens, Bialek shows how you can create action for your best shooter to come off of down screens and a ball screen for an open 3-pointer or a driving lane to attack the basket.

Breakdown Drills

Beginning with 5-on-0 transition, your players will learn the lanes and spots they need to fill to spread a defense out and create space for ball screens and driving lanes. As athletes learn the rhythm and driving lanes, you can add a defense into the mix and allow your offense to see reads and their options to attack coming off of the ball screen, down screen, or dribble hand-off option.

Breaking down ball handlers' attacks, Bialek uses 1-on-0 and 1-on-1 screening drills where players are attacking downhill in transition and work on their finishing moves around the rim. Building into 2-on-0 and 2-on-2 drills, players learn how to hit the post player rolling or popping with various passes such as a pocket pass, bounce pass, lob pass, and dump pass. Each drill will help your players learn the timing, accuracy and rhythm of the screening action.

This is a great break down and build up of this pro-style ball screen offense that has helped teams at all levels build winning programs. From breakdown drills, to teaching reads, to sets for your best players, you will learn how to get the most out of your athletes and teach them to have fun in this up-tempo offense.

128 minutes. 2018.

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