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Green Light Shooting: Determining Shot Selection and Shot Distribution

with Mike Neighbors,
University of Arkansas Women's Head Coach;
former University of Washington Women's Head Coach; 2016 NCAA Final Four appearance;
has had 11 players drafted in the WNBA; Performance 'Rising Star' award (2009)

During his coaching career, Mike Neighbors has been the common factor behind restoring winning records at the University of Tulsa, Xavier University, and University of Washington women's basketball programs. He possesses 25 years of basketball experience and has earned a great reputation amongst his peers in a short time due to his studious nature and ability to coach millennial players to success.

'Green Light License'

In this video, Coach Neighbors illustrates the cornerstone to his offensive hierarchy: determining which players can act as a 'Green Light' shooter. Neighbors has found a proven method that refutes critics who feel certain players take too many shots and others deserve more shots. His "Green Light License" is an equalizer for teams to justify roles through shooting percentages in drills, practices and games.

Shooting Drills

You'll get 10 perimeter drills from Coach Neighbors, including individual and team shooting drills in which any player has the opportunity to qualify as a green light perimeter shooter. Drills like 'Sobered Shooting' or 'And-1 Shooting' can be used as green light qualifiers, standards for your program, or used for pre & post-practice reps. Neighbors also offers a few team shooting drills that focus on getting players reps with the mantra "game shots from game spots at game pace."

The "Green Light" policy and qualifying drills have served multiple purposes with Coach Neighbors' teams. The content in this video offers an excellent way to defend your best player's shot selection while at the same time diffusing player/parent meetings about playing time and shot volume.

This is a must-have for coaches looking for an answer for locker room debates and anyone who goes through frequent meetings with parents to discuss playing time. Coach Neighbors provides a solution to boost your team's ability to make shots while providing a system that makes distributing shots evenly amongst players a non-issue.


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Implementing and Adjusting the 1-1-3 Match-Up Zone Defense

with Jim Myers,
former Barneveld High School (WI) Head Coach;
2017 WIAA Division 5 Boys State Champions; 6x WIAA Girls State Champion;
all-time winningest girls' basketball coach in Wisconsin

Jim Myers led his teams to state championships on seven occasions using his match-up zone defense that he used to build his programs from scratch. With this informative on-court presentation, Coach Myers gives you an inside look at how he was able to help win Barneveld High School multiple girls' state championships and the first boys' basketball state championship in school history.

Breakdown Drills

Coach Myers begins by presenting the way that he builds his match-up zone defense: by utilizing the "Hash Drill." This drill teaches transition defense by starting out with a 3-on-2 half-court situation. As soon as the defense gets the ball, the two players that were standing out of bounds join the drill to create a 4-on-3 situation going the other way.

Also presented is a 4-on-3 box drill to teach rotation in the zone. While the offensive players must always be touching the lane line, the defensive players move to point the ball, but the same player may not point the ball after the ball has been passed.

Rules for Match-Up Zone Defense

In the interest of keeping the defense simple enough for the players to execute, Coach Myers presents three important rules that must be followed at all times:

  • Players must be in a stance.
  • Players must have high, active hands.
  • Players must talk.

When guarding an offense, the defense matches the front of the offense and the on-ball defender must be able to contain for at least two dribbles. The defense is also designed to prevent ball reversal with gap help that must show early.

Finally, man-to-man defense principles are added with emphasis on the following rules that are applied to the match-up zone defense:

  • Switch all screens.
  • Follow all cutters.
  • Help on the post.

Building the Match-Up Zone

Out of a 1-1-3 alignment, Coach Myers covers the details for each individual player in his match-up zone defense. Responsibilities are given to ensure the success of the defense using five defensive players against offensive players in eight possible spots.

The two guards at the top of the match-up zone defense are charged with applying pressure to the basketball and to work together as a unit. While the point guard is tasked with forcing the ball out of the middle of the floor and forcing to a side, the second guard must be ready to stop any dribble penetration if the point guard gets beat off of the bounce and covers the high post area. The option for a possible run-and-jump involving the two guards is also discussed.

With the forwards (#'s 3 and 4), the responsibilities include guarding the wing pass and taking away any possible baseline drive. Backside help is then charged to the forward opposite the ball. The center (#5) must then be able to front the low post and cover any pass to the corner.

Additionally, Coach Myers covers three adjustments that can be made to the match-up zone defense to deal with different situations that could arise in the course of a game:

  • "Shadow" - Focuses on covering a dangerous perimeter shooter.
  • "Glove" - An adjustment similar to a box-and-one defense.
  • Any color being called to double team the corner on a pass from the wing.

The match-up zone defense can be a difficult 'nut to crack' when run well. Coach Myers' version is sure to help your team improve its defensive efficiency!

47 minutes. 2019.

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Post Entry Methods and Accompanying Offensive Tactics

with Mark Few,
Gonzaga University Head Coach;
2017 NCAA National Runner-Up; 2017 AP Coach of the Year; 2017 Naismith Coach of the Year; 2017 Henry Iba Award; 2017 NABC Coach of the Year;
19 consecutive seasons in NCAA Tournament (2000-2018) with 7 Sweet Sixteens, 2 Elite Eights and 1 National Championship Appearance;
12x WCC Coach of the Year; over 500 career wins; Six straight WCC Regular Season and Tournament Championships (2013-18);
has led Gonzaga to 17 Regular Season and 15 Tournament titles total

An often-overlooked key in today's pace and space offenses is the ability to work inside out, which starts with getting the ball into the post. In this video, you'll learn the "whys" and "hows" of this critical skill from one of the country's most successful coaches, Mark Few.

Coach Few shows you how to utilize the post in transition as an offensive weapon regardless of the size of the post player. Building from the ground up, this video will help you and your players to see post opportunities as they develop in transition and how to put both post players and point guards in the most advantageous areas to score.

Entry Methods

After initial two-player reads, Few illustrates different sets and techniques to get the ball into the post against a variety of defenses. This information will help you improve your offense for both post and perimeter players.

You'll learn:

  • How to utilize the offense off the post to get a high percentage shot for any player on the floor.
  • How post play can alter an opponent's game strategy beyond just post defense.
  • The most effective ways to punish a defense that pressures or double-teams the post.

No post play video would be complete without multiple sets and entry strategies to get the ball into the high percentage scoring area close to the basket. Few shows how different sets and varied entries can frustrate any defense.

Movement after a Post Entry

Playing inside-out is a staple of Coach Few's offensive philosophy, and he shows the kinds of offense that can be created after the ball is thrown inside. He details several options available depending on how the defense reacts to the ball being thrown into the post. One common reaction is to double-team the post once the ball goes inside. Coach Few shows plays to counter a double team from the opposite post player or the perimeter.

In a concluding Q & A session, Few demonstrates how to teach post skills to any player on your team, how to maximize post play against a zone, and shares some of the intangible qualities that the Gonzaga coaching staff looks for in a player.

This video is a wide-ranging and detailed look at a vital aspect of the game by Mark Few, one of the game's top coaching minds.


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Steve Prohm: Complete Zone Offense

with Steve Prohm,
Iowa State University Head Coach;
2017 Big 12 Tournament Champions; 2016 Sweet Sixteen;
former Murray State University Head Coach; 2012 Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year (top 1st-year D1 coach);
2014 CIT Champions; 2x OVC Coach of the Year

In this video, Iowa State University head coach Steve Prohm gives his comprehensive approach to beating the most popular zone in today's game: the 2-3. Prohm details how his teams have defeated some of the best zone defenses in the country with two different zone offenses and a handful of set plays. If your team struggles to score versus zone defenses, this video can help improve its scoring ability and confidence against any zone.

Zone Offense

Coach Prohm begins with early offense and explains why transition is the best way to beat the zone. While that may seem like a fundamental concept, he elaborates on transition positioning and teaches early offense to get the ball in the basket quickly before the zone has a chance to get set. Prohm also teaches three offensive concepts that are great for beating the zone, including his "flare flash" and "roll cross" actions.

Since you can't always beat a zone in transition, Prohm offers two offenses - a motion offense and a ball screen offense - to destroy the zone. You'll see perimeter and post concepts and discover how Prohm blends them together to create a potent attack. Additionally, he demonstrates a few basic concepts for beating a box-and-1.

Set Plays

Next, Coach Prohm reaches into his personal playbook and gives you seven set plays for half-court offense and four baseline out of bounds plays to beat the zone. He takes you through multiple options for each set and has the practice team demonstrate each at full speed.

This video proves why Prohm's teams at Iowa State are always competitive in one of the toughest conferences in the country. His zone concepts are quick, simple, and continuous to make them a nightmare to guard defensively. This is a great video for all age groups as the overall concepts can apply to lower levels while the offense and sets are effective at high levels of play.

70 minutes. 2019.

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Matt Painter: Using the 3-Point Shot to Score

with Matt Painter,
Purdue University Head Coach;
2017 Big 10 Regular Season Champions - has led Purdue to three Big 10 titles ('09 & '17 regular-season + 2010 Big Ten Tournament);
3x Big Ten Coach of the Year; 2x Sweet Sixteen appearances;
2009 US U19 National Team (Assistant Coach), Gold Medalist at the FIBA U19 World Championship

Developing a balanced offensive attack that is designed to score consistently is a challenge that plagues every coach. Purdue head coach Matt Painter uses the on-court demonstration in this video to discuss his approach to offensive basketball, how he utilizes the post-up in his motion offense attack, and set actions, that can get easy baskets when necessary.

Offensive Approach

Coach Painter's success in back-to-back seasons is in large part due to players with high assist-to-turnover ratios, multiple players with 100 made 3-pointers in a single season, and record-setting offense for the Big Ten Conference. The mindset that is center to all of that is being "patiently aggressive." Coach Painter uses this term with his players to describe how he wants to push the tempo, but not so much that they are impatient. Looking for easy shots in transition and open shot opportunities defines this approach.

Painter discusses how he attacks with "numbers and angles" and by getting paint touches. By attacking in transition, Purdue looks to get easy baskets against an outnumbered defense. Drives, deep post-ups, offensive rebounds, and cuts to the rim are used to get paint touches. Both approaches allow for open looks from the 3-point line, which leads to a higher percentage of made threes.

Finally, Coach Painter explains why coaches need to chart how their team makes 3-point shots. He advices that you go back and look at where your 3-point shots come from and what kinds of actions are leading to them. Once this data is compiled, you can start to build drills that incorporate the 3-point shot off of the relevant actions and spots you've charted.

Posting Rules

As part of Purdue's inside-out motion offense attack, Painter demonstrates his rules for when the ball is posted. From a 4-out/1-in alignment, the use of getting the low post ball-side as a means of flattening the defense is explained. Also discussed his how the offense dives non-shooters going to the basket.

On the pass to the low post, a dive takes place. If the posted big gets the ball and is guarded 1-on-1, they are advised to shoot. Meanwhile, the perimeter player making the pass spots up in the corner while the dive man presents himself for a possible pass out of a double team.

Another option on a post entry is the use of a second diver. Typically, this is a guard who is not a very good shooter. The second diver will go through and exit opposite the posted big with the ball. This action sets up the possibility of an isolation for a post player capable of scoring on the low block.

Set Plays

Known for running inventive sets that can get open looks in the low post and 3-point shots, Coach Painter shows some of his best post-up plays and sets that can get open 3-point looks. He uses his team's motion offense as the basis for these plays. One series demonstrated to get the ball into the post is the Pro Cut series. With multiple ways to get the ball to perimeter players, the ball can be posted to a big who is being guarded 1-on-1 in the low post.

Additionally, Painter discusses how he utilizes his coaching staff. Using his three assistant coaches, he assigns one to the offense, one to the defense, and one to personnel. Whenever Coach Painter needs information, the assigned assistant coach gives him the information that he needs.

With the 3-point shot becoming more and more valuable in today's game, it's essential to provide your team with opportunities to get quality looks from downtown. This video will allow you to learn concepts from one of the best in the college game at blending a strong post presence with quality perimeter play

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