Todd Lorensen: "Positionless" Motion Offense
with Todd Lorensen,
Buena Vista University Head Coach;
former Southwestern (IA) Community College Head Coach;
2018 NJCAA DII National Tournament (Third Place);
2017 NJCAA DII National Champions;
2017 NJCAA DII National Coach of the Year,
2017 NABC National Junior College Coach of Year;
2x Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Champions;
and Jeremy Shulman,
Eastern Florida State College Head Coach;
2018 NJCAA DI National Tournament (Third Place);
2017 NJCAA DI National Runners-Up;
2018 Mid-Florida Conference Champions;
4x Southern Conference Coach of the Year;
2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 National Team Trials court coach
This video will give you two approaches to motion offense that can excel from youth levels all the way up to championship college programs!
Highly successful coaches Todd Lorensen and Jeremy Shulman combine to demonstrate the skills, drills, and spacing needed to develop an offense that incorporates all the elements of today's "pace and space" game.
Todd Lorensen: 5-Out Motion
Many teams are moving to a "positionless" approach to basketball as defenses continue to adapt to today's offensive strategies. Coach Lorensen shows you how to develop the basic cutting, screening, and passing skills needed to maximize effectiveness in the positionless motion offense, including an automatic skip pass action that generates three to five additional lay-ups per game.
The highlights of Coach Lorensen's presentation include:
- How to develop a two-foot jump stop technique to help players avoid charges and blocked shots.
- Drive and drift motions that free up your best shooters for stand-alone 3-point shots.
- How to tailor your offense to exploit specific opposing team weaknesses.
- A rapid fire drill that improves spacing and increases the number of shots players get in practice.
Lorensen shows you 12 two- and three-man drills that emphasize skills such as basket cuts and spacing on dribble penetration.
Additionally, you'll learn how different sets can help you identify and exploit mismatches and get expert advice on how to transition into basic motion sets from a variety of spots on the floor.
Jeremy Shulman: 4-Out Motion
Learn the seven layers to Coach Shulman's motion offense that allowed his team to average 1.2 points per possession on offense in its 2016-17 National Championship season. He breaks down how each action combines to build an offense that is extremely difficult to stop and virtually impossible to scout. These layers will help you progressively install additional complexity into your system over time.
Coach Shulman teaches you:
- How to space after ball screen action to pressure the defense and drastically reduce the possibility of a steal.
- Three ways to use off-ball motion to open up driving lanes and help your players get more lay-ups.
- How to neutralize an aggressive switching defense.
- The best way to take advantage of post positioning to get easy shots.
This offense will be simple to teach and easy for your players to understand while creating numerous ways to challenge your defense.
Don't confine your players into roles! Expand their skill sets and basketball intelligence by playing in this open system that will empower your team to make plays by making great reads and reacting on the court.
96 minutes. 2019.
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Tara VanDerveer: Individual & Team Skill Development Drills
with Tara VanDerveer,
Stanford University Head Women's Coach;
1035+ wins (currently the #1 active women's coach in wins, currently #2 All-time in wins); 2x NCAA Championship Coach;
7 National Coach of the Year awards; 10x Pac-12 Coach of the Year;
2010 NCAA National Runners-up; 1996 US Women's Olympic Team Head Coach (Gold Medal);
distinguished member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2011); John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award (2014);
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2002); Women's Sports Foundation International Women's Sports Hall of Fame (1998); WBCA's Carol Eckman Award (2018)
Tara VanDerveer is an exceptional coach who has learned the most efficient ways to develop players over the course of a forty-year career. She has worked extensively with USA Basketball to help mold and shape today's players into hard working athletes. In this video, you will learn how Coach VanDerveer has developed championship athletes by working on fundamental skills in fun and competitive practice drills.
First, you'll get a few tips that have helped VanDerveer during her own coaching journey. She states that focusing on ball handling is a must for every player and the ability to use either hand is crucial. Additionally, passing is an underrated art in today's game, and players must able to pass and catch without missing a beat.
Shooting, according to Coach VanDerveer, starts with layups. She teaches her own players using the acronym BEEF - Balance, Eyes, Elbows, Feet. Finally, teaching defense is done from the stance up. When you put all of these elements together, it creates fundamentally sound players that serve as the backbone for your program.
Ball Handling and Dribbling
Any good player must be able to handle the ball to some degree. Ball slaps, taps, circles, and figure-8s will help your players develop a feel for the ball and work well as warm-up drills. As players progress to moving with the ball, they can develop solid go-to moves. One of VanDerveer's favorite drills comes from skill development coach Ganon Baker, in which athletes make one-hand passes, make a move, and pass back with one hand. This helps players develop balance using both hands.
Coach VanDerveer shows her USA Passing Drill, which combines her motion offense within a passing drill to help players catch on the move and finish around the rim. In 3 Ball Passing, players learn to communicate by passing, catching and calling out names as they move around the paint.
Once athletes have built their foundation of passing and catching in the half court, VanDerveer expands and demonstrates her drills to develop full court passing. In 3 Lane Passing, players work on passing, catching, and dribbling in the open court.
Beginning with layups, VanDerveer shows how to shoot different types of layups - underhand, overhand, hook shot, and reverse. Players will develop their finishing skills and improve footwork, especially when you add a defender to create a game-like situation.
Moving away from the rim, VanDerveer explains how to teach players to make more bank shots and create angles on the floor to get open jump shots. In her Partner Transition Drill, athletes incorporate full court passing and finish with either a layup around the rim or a jumper in the paint.
A player isn't complete without a solid foundation on defense. Beginning with a solid stance, players use the Mirror Drill to work on guarding 1v1. Offensive players can also continue to build their finishing moves as they play 1v1 live. In Ricochet Rebounding, your post players will learn to develop their "hit and get" technique as well as finishing with an outlet pass. Every big on your roster must be able to go pursue a rebound and execute a put-back.
Coach VanDerveer has been developing players at Stanford for the past 30+ years and knows how to improve their skills as soon a
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Pitching: A Plan for Developing Speed & Control in the Bullpen
with Chelsey Barclay,
University of North Carolina Associate Head Coach/Pitching;,
former Cal Poly Pitching Coach and Marshall Assistant Coach; ,
played collegiately for University of Illinois-Chicago and Oklahoma State University,
In this video, Chelsey Barclay introduces a series of pitching drills and training approaches for advanced level pitchers that can provide ideas and guidance to any coach coach working to develop the skill level and competitiveness of their staff.
Coach Barclay's presentation is from the perspective of a pitcher and what works to refine skills to the level needed to compete at the higher level of collegiate softball. Unlike many learn-to-pitch videos targeted at the basic mechanics of pitches, the drills introduced by Coach Barclay work toward mastering the critical elements of throwing each pitch so they are effective.
This video will help you understand techniques for training in three specific areas:
Development of speed through the proper control of body position and resistance. The drills taught by Barclay integrate the use of training aids such as a bosu ball and radar feedback into a training regimen. The drills included are unique, but simple ways to train pitchers to effectively use their lower half to generate speed.
Control of the key aspects of each of the major pitches (change-up, drop, rise, curve and screw) and drills to enhance the execution of these pitches. These drills are pitch-specific and work on refining pitches for spin, speed, location and break point as appropriate for each pitch. The drills clearly demonstrate step-by-step methods for improvement.
Group and team drills to build competition and add game-like pressure to pitching workouts that will pitchers translate performance in practice to game performance.
Each of the drills are demonstrated by 1-3 pitchers, allowing excellent insight into real life performance in a training situation where not every pitch is perfect. Of particular note, the drills for mastering the proper 12-6 spin for rise balls and maintaining the needed body positioning are both unique and excellently presented.
Overall, this view into pitcher training at a high level collegiate program will offer you fantastic insights into practical methods to build and improve your pitching staff. The techniques and approaches of Coach Barclay's drills can be extended and adapted to build a repertoire of bullpen practices. This video is not a "how to pitch" video and is best intended for the knowledgeable pitching instructor or coach working with advanced high school, older travel ball or collegiate players.
90 minutes. 2019.
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"Feed the Cats": A Complete Sprint Training Program
with Tony Holler,
Plainfield North High School (IL) Head Boys Track & Field Coach;
2015 ITCCCA Hall of Fame Inductee;
over 35 years of coaching experience at the high school level
"Feed the Cats" is a revolutionary new method of training sprinters from Plainfield North High School head coach Tony Holler. No longer must you put your sprinters through long workouts that make them feel crushed by the end! This program will help you teach your sprinters to run fast using micro-segments of work. Holler shows how you can help athletes learn how to run fast without sprinting.
In a sport that often lacks innovative training methods, the "Feed the Cats" program bucks the trends to give you a new way to enhance your sprint training.
10 Commandments of "Feed the Cats"
In order to adhere completely to the "Feed the Cats" program, Coach Holler states that you must follow its 10 essential commandments, which include:
- Do high quality work with maximum focus over the least amount of time possible
- Prioritize rest, recovery, and growth; never underestimate the power of being happy and healthy
- Never forget - people naturally are good at what they like and are OBSESSED with what they love
- Promote your program with unrestrained enthusiasm
- "Record, Rank, and Publish" to feed the competitive nature of your fast-twitch athletes
- Never force-feed
- Never grind
- Never crush the physical or emotional soul of your athletes
- Never inflict physical punishment - punish only by taking away the opportunity to do the work
- Never forget, "Light a fire, don't fill a pail."
Coach Holler explains how training sprinters in micro-dose amounts is the best way for athletes to get faster. All sprint coaches must make max-speed a priority, and the goal of micro-dose training is specifically to train with a minimum effective dose.
Sprinting fast is the foundation behind the sprinter. The faster the top-end speed, the faster the sub-max speed. Remember: to run fast, the athlete must train fast!
Points of Emphasis
Coach Holler states that if you want to increase speed, you must emphasize sprint mechanics, max-speed sprinting, and jumping. Holler demonstrates more than 30 drills that he uses to focus on stiffness, posture, and balance. The end result is better stabilization of the body, which causes stiffness and therefore faster speed.
Holler emphasizes that drills have to have a positive effect on speed without burning out the athlete. You'll see how to workout without sprinting maximally every day, giving your sprinters the option to prioritize rest, which will keep them fresh throughout the season.
In order to beat the best, you have to train differently than the best. The "Feed the Cats" program from Tony Holler will allow you to do just that with your sprinters. This unique approach to sprint training will give your team the boost it needs to win more events than ever.
134 minutes. 2019.
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Developing Healthy, Strong Pitching Arms
with Steve Smith,
Auburn University Assistant Baseball Coach;
coached Casey Mize, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft;
former Baylor University Head Coach; inducted into the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame (2006);
5x Big 12 Coach of the Year; 2012 Midwest Region Coach of the Year;
President of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) in 2008;
over 740 career wins; USA Baseball National Team Head Coach (2005), USA Baseball Pitching Coach (1998)
Auburn University Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach;
former MLB Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers ('07-'10) and Toronto Blue Jays ('14-'17)
Auburn University Senior Athletic Trainer
Pitching is one of the most taxing positions in baseball. The stress placed on the pitching arm from repeatedly throwing as hard as possible, from an elevated mound, can easily lead to injuries.
In this video, veteran coach Steve Smith explains his arm care program, including how to prepare the arm on game day or the day after a game, as well as his favored mobility work and preventative care.
Day After Game Day
A challenge pitching coaches face is what to do the day after a game or heavy bullpen session. The player must continue to be productive, but cannot have a heavy strain on their arm. Coach Smith gives you a variety of low impact drills that will help your pitcher improve while keeping their arm healthy.
Preventative Arm Care
Preventative arm care is an important element to building a durable pitcher. Pitchers can prevent many arm problems by constantly working on their arm strength and mobility. You'll learn strength exercises and stretches that will keep a pitcher's arm strong, yet loose enough to throw a baseball hard with whip. Strengthening drills are offered for the shoulder and forearm, which are common areas of injury for pitchers.
Better athletes typically make better pitchers. Teach your pitchers how to move like athletes to help them develop body awareness. Helping pitchers understand how the body moves in space will help them learn how to use their body to produce force.
Two Days Out and Bullpen Day Arm Care
Building up to game day, Coach Smith shows the work his pitchers put in two days before a game. Additionally, you'll see how to teach your pitchers to warm up properly before a bullpen session with band work to prepare and activate the arm.
This video is packed with tons of drills and exercises to keep your pitchers' arms strong and healthy. Let Coach Smith show you how to take your hurlers to the next level with his proven arm care system!
87 minutes. 2019.
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