Origins of the Unstoppable Dribble Drive Offense + Breakdown Drills
with Vance Walberg,
Clovis West (CA) High School Head Coach;
former Sacramento Kings (NBA) Assistant Coach;
Creator of the Innovative Dribble Drive Attack Offense,
former Fresno City College Head Coach - 2005 California JC Undefeated State Champions
"In the dribble drive, you're teaching your players how to play basketball, not to run plays."
That's the philosophy of Vance Walberg, the creator of the dribble drive offense, and is exactly why his teams have been known to consistently get better as the season goes on. In this video, Coach Walberg covers many of the concepts that have turned the dribble drive into a popular offensive system, and he shares countless coaching nuggets that are invaluable to coaches who already run the dribble drive or are thinking about implementing it.
Coach Walberg begins by offering the numbering system that he uses with his team at Clovis West. You'll see where he wants his players to get to on the floor to optimize spacing, as well as why he calls his traditional "5-man" a 4-man instead, and vice versa. Additionally, Walberg shares many of the details that coaches often overlook when teaching the dribble drive.
Next, you'll learn the three things that will never change about the dribble drive offense according to Coach Walberg, no matter how much it evolves over time:
- Attack Mentality - Every time a player touches the ball, they need to think "score"
- Open the Gaps - After passing the ball, players need to cut to open up space to score
- Spacing Off Penetration - Once the ball has been taken inside, athletes need to make sure they space the floor to provide additional scoring opportunities
Dribble Drive Actions
Throughout the video, Walberg runs through a number of early-offense actions for the dribble drive. He details how to attack the defense depending on how the opposing team likes to guard off-ball players, including when they face-guard, deny high side, or play flat along the baseline. The idea of reading the defense and attacking where it's weak becomes central when Coach Walberg shows how to get an easy bucket when a post defender steps up to help on drive, allowing the attacking player to lob to the defender's man or convert on a contested layup. The layup can be tough to make, but often results in a trip to the free throw line or an easy cleanup bucket for the vacated post player.
In order to convert more quick buckets inside, Walberg shares a drill that requires post players to finish three layups in quick succession. The more comfortable athletes become with making close baskets quickly, the more likely they'll make them during a game. He also gives you a 5-man drill designed for the dribble drive that mimics an action often utilized in the offense.
To close, Walberg demonstrates his "Drop Layups" drill as well as a few of his favorite shooting drills. Drop Layups adds purpose to finishing practice by tasking players to focus on the little things that are important for the dribble drive, including passing, timing, attacking the correct spots on the floor and relocating. Finally, you'll get the Olympic Shooting, 5-Spots and Star drills, which are great shooting drills for the beginning of practice.
There's no one better to explain the origins and insights of the unstoppable dribble drive than Coach Walberg. This video serves as a great example why the offense has proven effective at multiple levels and is a fantastic resource for you to reference as you build your own dribble drive system.
71 minutes. 2018.
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Chris Mack: How to Beat a Zone Defense
with Chris Mack,
University of Louisville Head Coach;
former Xavier University Head Coach; 2018 Big East Coach of the Year; 2018 Big East Champions;
2016 USBWA Henry Iba National Coach of the Year;2011 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year;
2x Atlantic 10 Conference Champs (2010, '11);2009-10 Basketball Times Rookie Coach of the Year,
tied the school record for the most wins ever by an Xavier rookie head coach (26).
In this on-court presentation, University of Louisville head coach Chris Mack passes on some great insights and plays that you can use to attack zone defenses. He shares his five principles to concentrate on when facing a zone and gives you a couple of effective continuity sets. Additionally, you'll get inbound plays designed to be used against zone defenses.
Five Zone Offense Principles
Coach Mack begins with some important thoughts on his five principles to beating zone defenses. It all begins with having an attacking mentality, which is echoed throughout the rest of the video in everything he shares. Mack then breaks down the other four principles, which include: ways to get the ball to the logo, running set plays, picking on the gray areas, and getting second shots. Each of these topics are covered on the court as the video progresses.
Next, Coach Mack gets into some of his essential offensive concepts. He talks about a few of the goals he has with his own offense, including getting the ball to the logo or free throw line area. You'll see him demonstrate why having your baseline athlete stay below the defense can get the zone to flatten out, as well as ways to get players open on the perimeter as the ball goes into the logo area. One quick option that he passes on is called "Carolina Wheel," which is a simple action that drags the defender away from the corner and creates a wide open 3-pointer.
Sets Versus the Zone
Coach Mack gives you some great set plays to use against a zone. All of the plays he shows are simple and offer up easy scoring opportunities at the rim. He explains that getting a set play for a 3-pointer isn't his goal. Rather, he wants his team to work hard at getting high-percentage shots from close range.
Next, Mack progresses further into his five principles and talks about the "gray areas." These important areas are key to getting the defense off-balance and you can learn to exploit them by using "step outs" and "sneak cuts" to create opportunities. Mack then shows how to use ball screen action to move the defense to places its not designed to go.
Rebounding and Inbound Plays
Rebounding is an effort area of the game. Coach Mack shares strategies that his staff uses to hold players accountable for this important concept. By tracking his players' rebounding in games and during practice, he is able to show them who is and who isn't doing their job on the boards.
Finally, Mack passes on inbound plays to score from a dead ball situation. Free baskets can be gained when running these plays.
Take advice from one of the top coaches in the game today on what it takes from your players individually and as a team, and the kind of feedback and observational coaching/feedback needed from your staff, to put together an offensive attack to beat a zone defense!
62 minutes. 2018.
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2018 Porter Moser Coaching Clinic
with Porter Moser,
Loyola University Chicago Head Coach;
2018 NCAA Final Four; 2018 Missouri Valley Conference & Tournament Champions;
2018 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year; 2015 CBI (College Basketball Invitational) Champions
You get the chance to see how Porter Moser and his team are working to make a repeat visit to the Final Four in this exclusive look inside one of the Ramblers' off-season practices following their impressive tournament showing.
Coach Moser opens the session by sharing the three rules his team has in the locker room:
- Protect the Team
- No Excuses, No Complaining, No Entitlement
- Be Early
The "No Entitlement" part of those rules has been the Ramblers' focus after garnering so much attention from the media. Moser has placed a big emphasis on maintaining his team's rich culture throughout the off-season and he shares many of his leadership techniques throughout this video.
Warm-Up, Perfection and Shooting Drills
To kick off the practice, Moser instructs his team to complete the 130 Passes one-minute drill that requires the ball to never hit the ground. The drill is an easy way to make sure that your players are present mentally and ready to compete at practice. Next, the team rolls right into Moser's "Perfection Drills." These drills call for perfection, according to Moser, because they involve layups and no defense.
Coach Moser showcases two of his favorite shooting drills that have helped the Ramblers convert more shots, especially from 3-point range. "One More Shooting" and "Full-Court 3-Point Shooting" are competitive drills that will push your players to focus and nail more shots.
Loyola-Chicago's culture on the court is predicated on a "pace and space" philosophy. You'll see that come through as you observe some of the offensive skill work specific to guards and posts that Moser uses with his team. Everything must be at high speed, and no detail is spared as athletes complete every rep. This section is valuable because you'll see the Ramblers split into both halves of the court depending on position and operate simultaneously.
Once players have been through the offensive circuit, it's time to move to defense. Staying in their position groups, you'll see them work on defensive fundamentals like moving feet and maintaining active hands. These skills, and many more, are improved through a variety of drills.
Finally, guards and posts come together to complete combined skill work. Coach Moser especially wants his team to work on ball screens on both sides of the ball.
Competitive Drills and Games
Much of the second half of this video is spent on team drills that put players in game-like situations so Coach Moser can provide critiques. These drills will give you plenty of feedback about what each of your athletes needs to do to get better. Moser's version of the Shell drill is especially useful as it's run in the full court as opposed to the half court. This forces players to remain active and exposes lazy tendencies.
To close the practice, Moser gives you two games that pit your players against each other. 7, 8, 9 Free Throws puts pressure on your athletes to knock down shots at the line in order to come away with a win, making it a great drill for virtually any practice.
Coach Moser has quickly built a dominant team at Loyola-Chicago, but he's done it the old-fashioned way - through a culture of hard work and attention to detail. This video shows exactly the kind of practices that you'll want to emulate to take your own program to new heights in the seasons ahead!
126 minutes. 2018.
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Building Proper Pitching Mechanics: An Eight-Step Process
with Shohn Doty,
UNC Charlotte Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach;
25+ years of coaching experience; recruited and coached MLB All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander at Old Dominion University
If you're looking for a series of pitching drills that build on each other to gradually increase in difficulty, Shohn Doty has the pitching progression you need. Coach Doty, who recruited and coached MLB All-Star Justin Verlander in college, explains his eight-drill pitching progression that begins with basic drills before gradually progressing into more difficult exercises as the pitcher moves closer and closer to the full motion.
Begin by learning drills one through four in Coach Doty's pitching progression. These drills break down basic pitching mechanics so the pitcher can isolate certain parts of the pitching motion to focus on a particular movement. You'll learn all of Doty's coaching cues as he offers sage advice on what angles a coach should watch to see different aspects of the pitcher's technique.
Learn Coach Doty's advanced pitching drills to take your pitchers to the next level! Drills five through eight require more skill and attention to detail as they are done at a further distance and more closely mirror live pitching.
You will see how to work on the slide step to hold runners closer to bases, which will allow your catcher to throw out more baserunners and give your defense a better chance at turning a double play or getting the lead out.
This video provides eight drills that can be used independently, in combination with other pitching drills, or as a whole progression. Coach Doty teaches more than just pitching drills - he explains why coaching pitching is an art form!
71 minutes. 2018.
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Be a Wall Back There: Blocking & Receiving Drills
with Tyler Simmons,
UNC Charlotte Volunteer Assistant Coach/Catching Coordinator;
played college ball at Wingate University
The catching position is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, positions on the field. Catchers must be proficient at a wide variety of skills in order to make a positive impact and avoid making critical mistakes. With this video, you'll get an inside look at the catching position from Tyler Simmons as he gives you multiple stances that catchers need in their arsenal, as well as blocking and receiving skills and drills.
Catchers must have a variety of stances depending on the game situation to allow them to block or throw the ball quickly. You'll see all the stances that Simmons teachers his players, including the sign giving stance, primary stance, and secondary stances. Additionally, Simmons explains how and when to use each of them.
Blocking Mechanics and Drills
Prevent baserunners from advancing by smothering balls in the dirt and recovering quickly. A catcher who blocks well will earn confidence from pitchers, because blocking skills allow hurlers to work low in the zone with no fear of bouncing a ball in the dirt. Coach Simmons explains and demonstrates proper blocking mechanics, then offers four drills to help master those mechanics.
Receiving Mechanics and Drills
Catchers who receive well will get more called strikes. Simmons shows the art of deciding to let a breaking ball travel or go out and get it, depending on its height. In the Walk-up Drill, catchers receive three pitches from behind the plate, move up and catch three more, then move up again to receive three more pitches. This simulates speed changes and help your catcher track the ball with their eyes.
This video will teach you several mechanics critical for catchers to master and 11 drills to help your players become proficient at blocking and receiving. Coach Simmons showcases every nuance you need to be great at coaching players behind the dish!
53 minutes. 2018.
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