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Cover: running a high-powered offense: spacing, sets & inbound plays
Running a High-Powered Offense: Spacing, Sets & Inbound Plays

with Kelvin Sampson,
University of Houston Head Coach;
2018 & 2019 American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year;
2x National Coach of the Year;former Oklahoma, Indiana and Washington State head coach;
former assistant coach with the Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks

Coach Kelvin Sampson has turned the Houston Cougars into a championship-caliber team in large part due to proficiency of his teams on offense. In this video filmed at a University of Houston practice, you will see how the Cougars prioritize spacing and ball movement to break down defenses. Additionally, you'll get multiple baseline and sideline inbound plays with various options that Sampson has used to help establish Houston as one of the top teams in the nation for scoring on out-of-bounds plays.

Offensive Approach

Coach Sampson introduces the essential components to his base offense before hitting the practice court. You'll learn how to maximize your spacing with four perimeter players. Effective concepts such as ghost screens and scrapes will help you create player movement that can spread defenders out. The discussion also includes how to incorporate weak-side screening to occupy help defenders. Sampson also explains how you can teach lesser athletic players to beat their opponent on the catch to create driving opportunities.

Next, you'll get a series of plays from the Cougar playbook. Learn how to execute the Loop series through whiteboard lecture and on-court demonstration. This effective play begins with a 1-4 high set and creates easy backdoor opportunities for layups. You will also learn how to create backup plans for defenses that overplay the passing lanes.

Coach Sampson breaks down an additional set from the 1-4 high alignment that will screen your post player into an ideal position to score. You'll also see two options out of the Floppy action that continues movement after post feeds into two effective attacks. Chicago creates a wide-open jump shot for a post player, and Detroit creates a difficult ball screen situation to defend off the Floppy action.

Sampson also shows how he teaches his athletes to play with pace and space in their offense with the "After Free Throw" controlled scrimmage segment of practice. You will see how players push the ball up the court while flowing through half court offensive attacks with this drill.

Inbound Plays

If you need some great inbound plays, Coach Sampson has you covered. He first covers baseline inbound sets, including:

  • 21 - A box set screen-the-screener to get an outside shot and a post-up.
  • 51 - 3 seconds or less for a quick shot on the weak-side and a player rolling towards the basket.
  • Quick - A play to get a cross screen post-up, a shot at the top of the key, and a pick & roll option to follow.
  • 52 - A play for a quick high-low to a post player off a tight back screen.
  • Thumb Down - An elevator screen play for a 3-pointer.
  • Thumb Down Counter - A rip screen counter.
  • Slice Weak - A misdirection play for a quick pin down jumper run from a box set.

The next portion of practice is devoted to running sideline inbound plays. Many of the plays ran to execution from the baseline can also be run from the sideline, making it easier for your team to remember. Plays include:

  • Slice Weak - The same concept as the baseline inbound version, ran from a zipper screen.
  • Quick - The same play as from the baseline, except now from the sideline in a box formation.
  • Loop 2 - A pick & roll play with an empty corner.
  • Barber Pole - A great play to get action going toward the rim with a back screen and a cleared out side.
  • Slice Pick - A set that runs right into a middle pick & roll.

Rounding out the practice, Coach Sampson has his players run through a game of execution from sideline and baseline inbound situations. Using the same plays covered earlier in 5-on-0 practice, two teams are created,

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Cover: 2-3 zone defense breakdown + man-to-man strategies & special situations
2-3 Zone Defense Breakdown + Man-to-Man Strategies & Special Situations

with Muffet McGraw,
University of Notre Dame Head Women's Coach;
2x NCAA National Champions (2018, 2001);
2018 AP Coach of the Year (4X recipient);
2017 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame;
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2011);
2017 John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award;
3x Naismith College Coach of the Year;
3x USBWA Coach of the Year;
3x WBCA Coach of the Year

Legendary Notre Dame women's coach Muffet McGraw has twice guided the Fighting Irish to the pinnacle of college basketball. A two-time NCAA Tournament champion, McGraw knows what it takes to lead her program to success.

In this video, Coach McGraw discusses and demonstrates how her program utilizes a 2-3 zone defense. She breaks down the zone and shows several drills to help teach your players the required movements and responsibilities. Additionally, you'll receive tips for late-game situations that will help your team be prepared to get a late game bucket, or run some time off the clock if you're up a few points.

2-3 Zone Basics

Beginning with basic alignment and movements, McGraw guides you through zone responsibilities. She talks about each player's movement and how they should guard their area of the floor. As the ball moves around the perimeter, Coach McGraw demonstrates how your wing players can step up and take away the easy reversal shot until the top of the zone can bump them down to help any baseline runners or low post players.

Traps & Handling Screens

To take your zone to the next level, you can trap several different areas of the court from your base alignment. Trapping the post is effective if you're going against an elite post player. Using the top part of the zone, you can force the post to kick out and limit their ability to turn and get to the rim. Additionally, trapping the short corner will take away a baseline runner and open shooter. By trapping short corner, you can force your opponent to keep the ball on the perimeter.

Teams often like to use screens to create advantages against a zone defense. McGraw outlines how she prefers to defend various screening actions. Against a screen set at the bottom of the zone, you'll learn how your players can rotate and fight around the screen.

Drills & Q&A

Coach McGraw demonstrates how she breaks down and teaches zone movements. With the top part of the zone, she uses four offensive players so the defense knows how quickly they need to move and fly around to get to each spot. In the bottom part of the zone, she has two players work on sprinting from block to wing and back to the block again, working on a bump action.

Rounding out this video, McGraw provides you with a few late game situations prompted by a Q&A session with coaches attending the clinic presentation. If you need a bucket late in a game, she gives you a sideline out-of-bounds set for a quick 3-point shot. If you need to stall and take some time off the clock, she gives a late game set that will run down time and give you an easy look at the basket.

Coach McGraw has plenty of insight and knowledge to share. This video features great instruction on the 2-3 zone and extends beyond that to cover addition topics as well. Add this one to your coaching library today!

79 minutes. 2020.

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Cover: fast-paced skill development drills: shooting, passing & rebounding
Fast-Paced Skill Development Drills: Shooting, Passing & Rebounding

with Kelvin Sampson,
University of Houston Head Coach;
2018 & 2019 American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year;
2x National Coach of the Year;former Oklahoma, Indiana and Washington State head coach;
former assistant coach with the Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks

Kelvin Sampson has a history of creating winning programs at every stop his long coaching career. The Houston Cougars have surged to the top of the American Athletic Conference in recent years under the leadership of Coach Sampson.

In this video, you will see 10 different drills you can use with your entire team in a normal practice setting. In a practice setting, Sampson and his team demonstrate numerous competitive shooting drills and additional skill development exercises that will get your players scoring with ease in the open court.

Shooting Drills

Coach Sampson leads players through four different practice drills that will refine your players' shooting prowess from every spot on the floor. Demand perfection from your players with the "25 Right & Left Layups" drill. This drill will challenge even collegiate athletes to meet strict expectations while working on finishing around the rim. You will see how to break down your scoring options through pick and rolls with "Shake Shots." This drill gets each player a shot every repetition as you rehearse the 3-man action of side ball screens with the corner filled. You will also see the Houston players competing in two team shooting drills that are bound to get your players' blood pumping as they race around multiple spots on the court to get the win!

Transition Drills

Six practice drills will progress your players through the necessary fundamentals of playing fast in the full court in addition to breaking down Coach Sampson's primary fast break attack. The "One Minute Passing" drill will teach your players to get open on the perimeter with L-cuts to reverse the ball. The "War Drill" will develop some individual fight in your players to go dominate the boards. "Full Court Layups" teaches athletes to score at high speed with bust out dribbles. A second variation to this drill prepares your players for pulling up in transition for jump shots.

The "Four Second Fast Break" drill begins to teach principles to the Cougar fast break attack. You will see how to quickly advance the ball up the floor without a dribble to score within seconds. The "Rebound to Tow Man Fast Break" is another fantastic drill for teaching players how to quickly outlet the ball off missed baskets.

This video will give you an inside look into the skill development methods that Coach Sampson has brought to the college game from the pros. Boost the development of your players to raise the ceiling of your team!

62 minutes. 2020.

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Cover: nutrition and engagement strategies for wrestlers
Nutrition and Engagement Strategies for Wrestlers

with Mark Manning,
University of Nebraska Head Coach;
2x USA Wrestling Terry McCann Freestyle Coach of the Year (2015, 2017);
2009 U.S. Freestyle World Team Coach; 2011 FILA Freestyle Coach of the Year;
2012 U.S. Freestyle Olympic Volunteer Coach;
2009 Big 12 Conference Champions; 2x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
2009 Dan Gable Coach of the Year;
Coach of Jordan Burroughs (Olympic Champion, 3x World Champion and 2x NCAA Division I National Champion); and James Green (2015 World Bronze Medalist and 4x All American)

Weight management is a huge key to a successful wrestling program. This video from University of Nebraska's Mark Manning will help you understand how to ensure your athletes hit their weigh-in every time. You'll learn why your team should have a percentage program that is strictly followed to ensure each wrestler is on weight and has plenty of energy for competition.

Prepare to Succeed

Video review is key to improving individual wrestlers, as Coach Manning explains. Wrestlers can scout opponents, discover the certain tendencies they cling to, and use those tendencies against them on the mat. Manning also details how you can use video footage to find tendencies of opposing teams as a whole and prepare every wrestler on your roster for those tendencies.

Coach Manning also talks about how to motivate your athletes to do their best for the team. He has strategies for keeping FEAR, DOUBT, and WORRY from defeating your wrestlers.

Additional Nuggets

Coach Manning adds insights into how athletes should interact with social media, how they should treat rankings, and other distractions during training and the competitive season. You'll learn how to keep the pressure off of your athletes so they can perform their very best. This wisdom can help any coach get the most out of their program.

Do you need help with weight management methods? Would your wrestlers benefit from improved film review and motivation? If so, this video featuring Coach Manning will be immensely beneficial to your team this season!

73 minutes. 2020.

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Cover: bill self's offensive playbook
Bill Self's Offensive Playbook

with Bill Self,
University of Kansas Head Coach;
Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2017);
Finished the 2019-2020 season as the #1 team in the final AP Top 25 rankings;
2008 NCAA National Champions; 2012 NCAA Runner-Up; 2018 Final Four;
15x Big 12 Regular Season Champions (2005-2018, 2020); 6x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
2016 AP, USA Today, Bleacher Report's & NABC Coach of the Year;
2012 Naismith College Coach of the Year; Henry Iba Award (2009);
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame (2000);
John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award (2013);
700+ Career Wins

Hall of Fame coach Bill Self has been able to develop elite offenses through multiple styles of play over the course of his career. In this video, you will see how Self's Kansas Jayhawks have combined their 2-Game and 4-Game attacks to form one of the top offensive teams in the country. Coach Self provides you a glimpse into the full offensive package of the Jayhawks and also introduces you to his transition attack, numerous set plays, press break strategies, and two offenses to dismantle zone defenses.

Skills and Offensive Approach

Watch the Jayhawks start their practice with a brief segment of position-specific skill development. Coach Self describes the skill set he wants in his post players and demonstrates how guards can get open on the court with a 2-on-2 breakdown drill that has them working screening actions on the two-side of his motion offense.

Learn how to flow directly into your half-court offense with quick-hitting actions in transition. You'll see Self break down his full court attack so you can easily see how to get immediate ball reversals through the use of dribble pitches. He also explains why he eschews a secondary break for a more streamlined approach into his offense.

You will learn how to continue attacking with a full court press break when the defense extends their pressure. Coach Self takes an interesting approach with this phase of his offense by teaching his players to play out of principles rather than run through a scripted sequence. Through the "7-on-5" drill, your players will be challenged far beyond the demands of a regular game to advance the ball versus a full court pressure defense.

Kansas places a huge emphasis in their half-court offense to play through their dominant big men. Coach Self explains, with on-court demonstration in addition to whiteboard diagrams, how the Jayhawks counter post traps to capitalize on these defensive overplays for easy scoring opportunities. You will also get an opportunity to see Kansas rehearsing over five of their quick-hitters into their offense through 5-on-5 practice segments.

Attacking Zones and Inbound Strategies

Learn how to adjust your zone offense to reflect a perimeter-oriented lineup with Coach Self's motion offense versus zone defenses. You will see how to flash guards into the high post while simultaneously stretching the floor with movement along the perimeter. The Jayhawks also demonstrate their "stationary" offense for teams that prefer a more traditional attack that utilizes two post players. This practice segment will also break down how to attack 3-2 zone defenses with motion and high ball screens to collapse the defense.

Self believes in winning the "games within a game" that can lead to a valuable edge against your toughest opponents. Learn how to manage your timeouts with the goal of winning 70% of your after-timeout situations throughout the game. You'll get a package of sideline inbound plays that can launch you directly into your half court offense.

No matter whether you coach a team with size or a team with speed, this video will have something beneficial for you. Coach Self is a master teacher and there's no doubt his instruction will improve your program.

117 minutes. 2020.

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