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Drills that Translate into Winning Every Facet of the Game

with Pat Clatchey,
Mount St. Joseph (MD) High School Boys Head Coach;
over 600 career wins; 16x Coach of the Year;
2018 Jordan Brand Classic Coach;
2009 McDonald's All-American Head Coach;
23 league and tournament championships since 2003;
has developed over 40 D-I student athletes

If you're looking for new ideas to incorporate into your practices, why not learn from one of the best high school coaches in the country? Pat Clatchey has developed numerous high-level collegiate athletes in addition to winning an impressive number of championships over his career at Mount St. Joseph High School.

In this video, Coach Clatchey shows you 13 drills to improve players in every part of the game. He covers drills that emphasize shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and transition. There's even a section covering late game situations!

In addition to covering all phases of the game, Clatchey provides position-specific drills. By breaking down the game by phases and positions, coaches can focus on drills that address a specific need for their team.

Passing Drills

Three team-based drills will help your players be more confident with the ball and make more accurate passes.

  • The Thomas drill - helps reduce turnovers by emphasizing footwork and ripping the ball across the body.
  • The Look drill - challenge your players to perform multiple basketball skills such as passing, catching, and dribbling on the run.
  • The Jersey Drill - wires your players to instinctively look ahead on the fast break.

Looking ahead, your transition offense will also see the possibility of several easy baskets added each game with the incorporation of these drills in your practices!

Offensive Drills

Develop the skill level of your players while breaking down elements of your team offense with four offensive drills. These drills teach players how to attack off the dribble, space the floor on penetration, pass under pressure, post up for easy baskets, and score in a variety of ways from different spots on the court.

The Chase drill is a great full-court drill to teach your players how to score at the rim with pressure from the opponent. It also has a secondary benefit in teaching players to never give up on a play in transition defense.

Defensive Drills

Learn three drills that will help your players in multiple ways on the defensive end of the floor. The Dribble Containment drill teaches players how to closeout into a defensive stance and stay in front of the ball versus dribble penetration. Other drills will help your athletes understand help positioning, fighting over and under ball screens, and shutting down their opponent 1-on-1.

Scrimmages

You'll see three drills that incorporate competition into your practices. The 2-on-2 Transition drill is an excellent tool for evaluating players on both sides of the ball. Control the pace of your scrimmages by incorporating the Tip drill through the 5-on-5 Off the Glass Transition drill.

Lastly, prepare your players to play with poise during late-game situations using the 'March Madness' drill. Teams at every level of basketball need to work on how to play with a lead and how to play when trailing late.

These drills from Coach Clatchey will benefit any coach and can easily be implemented into practices to improve offensive and defensive execution!

58 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Individual & Team Shooting Drills That Simulate Game Situations

with Pat Clatchey,
Mount St. Joseph (MD) High School Boys Head Coach;
over 600 career wins; 16x Coach of the Year;
2018 Jordan Brand Classic Coach;
2009 McDonald's All-American Head Coach;
23 league and tournament championships since 2003;
has developed over 40 D-I student athletes

Strong defenses won't let great shooters easily find an open shot. This video will help you train your players to be threats in any situation by scoring off of dribble moves or by utilizing screens!

Starting from a basic warm-up and progressing through highly challenging catch-and-move drills, Pat Clatchey has put together a comprehensive compilation of individual and team drills that are both varied and highly effective. Each drill is broken down to provide focus on key areas of the game. Penetrate and kick drills highlight the importance of making accurate passes to the perimeter and using a quick shooting release. Continuous ball screen drills are designed to help players focus on pocket passing, footwork on the roll, and attacking options off the screen.

Individual Shooting Drills

Learn five shooting drills that will work with any group size - from skill development sessions to large camps. These drills will give players the repetitions they need to develop a collection of scoring moves from various distances on the court. The Follow the Leader and Righty, Lefty drills will teach your athletes how to finish in the paint with layups or pull up from mid-range.

Great shooters can knock down the shot when they are open. However, the best scorers can create their own shot. One Minute Shooting trains players to shoot on the move through curls, flares, or sprinting the sideline in transition. The Hand-off Shooting and the 2 Ball Chair drills will develop athletes into effective scorers off the dribble with hand-offs and ball screens.

Competitive Shooting Drills

Putting pressure on shooters in practice is essential because they're going to face pressure while shooting in a game. Two competitive drills will have your players facing off against each another to have the best shooting performance. The challenge of each drill will motivate your athletes to focus on perfecting their technique in order to best their previous records.

Team Shooting Drills

Coach Clatchey shows how he incorporates five team-based shooting drills into his practices for larger groups of players. These drills emphasize making players into dynamic scorers by being able to shoot with consistency off the dribble. The Continuous Ball Screen drill shows screeners how to score effectively off rolls and pops. Also, you'll see how you can condition with a purpose with the Full Court Shooting drill.

Clatchey takes you through various facets of each drill, including set-up, points of emphasis and ways to tailor each drill to your players' skill level. Watching Coach Clatchey supervise a live version of each drill also offers valuable insights into how one very successful coach looks to build excellence in practice.

By incorporating both individual and team drills, this video gives you a full menu of ways to take your players' shooting to new distances and your team's offense to even greater heights!

63 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Craig Doty: Offensive Success vs a Switching Man-to-Man Defense

with Craig Doty,
Graceland University (IA) Head Coach;
2018 NAIA Division I National Champions;
2018 NAIA Division I National Coach of the Year;
2018 Don Meyer National Coach of the Year Award;
former Rock Valley College Head Coach;
2-Time NJCAA DIII National Champions (2014, 2016);
2x NABC National Junior College Coach of the Year

For many teams, defenses they're not accustomed to seeing can become a nightmare. For coaches who go up against man-to-man defenses that switch constantly, this change-up can cause problems. In this video, the 2018 NAIA Championship-winning Coach of the Year, Graceland's Craig Doty, demonstrates ways in which his teams gain advantages against this different type of man-to-man defense.

Doty passes on useful plays that will help your team not only verses switching defenses, but also with straight up, man-to-man and zone defenses. With each play, he explains the exact timing and spacing required for these plays to be successful. Throughout the video, Doty emphasizes the mismatches that occur when teams switch and how each of his plays take advantage of these mismatches. He also shares how his program uses analytics to improve in games and practices.

Regular Man-to-Man vs. Switching Man-to-Man

Coach Doty shows how he takes advantage of defenses that like to switch by first showing a variety of plays against straight man-to-man defense. Then, he demonstrates what the offensive set looks like against a switching man-to-man defense.

Out of a Horns set, the play "Pro 1" starts with a pass to the post and a dive to the basket by the point guard. Against a regular man-to-man defense, the play typically ends with either an open jump shot for the point guard or a feed into the post. However, the switching man-to-man defense ends with a seal by the post for a high-low duck-in pass.

Another Horns set, "Pro 3" is used to set up a help-side down screen on an entry to the elbow. Against a regular man-to-man defense, the wing uses a screen to get a jumper. With a switching man-to-man defense, a high-low entry to the screening post man against the wing's defender creates an interior mismatch that leads to many easy baskets.

Utilizing Early Offense

When attacking in transition offense, a switching man-to-man defense can cause problems. To get around this, Coach Doty shows maneuvers using post and wing interchanges and dribble hand-offs to create mismatches and exploit switches.

Also demonstrated are "Harvard" and "Cross." Both actions lead to opportunities to use cutting actions by the wings that lead to easy baskets in transition.

Sets vs. 2-3 Zone

When facing a 2-3 zone, switching principles still apply, as screened zone defenders are oftentimes replaced by other zone defenders having to come out and guard the basketball on the perimeter. You'll see how using down screens and flare screens on the top of the zone create open 3-point shots.

Running Bulldog against a 2-3 zone leads to many open opportunities to get the ball inside to a post player who can score. Flood is also demonstrated as a zone offense designed to take advantage of the zone.

Using Analytics

Doty invests some time to talk about his program's use of analytics. Using analytics can help you determine who should and should not be on the court. However, Doty also uses analytics to show players why they are successful and why others are not.

The actions and techniques shown in this video create opportunities for offenses to attack switching and zone defenses. Coach Doty's principles are a must for anyone looking to expand their playbook to better handle uncommon defenses.

Produced at the Nike Championship Basketball Coaches Clinic - Indianapolis (IN); Fall 2016 .

71 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Greg Kampe: Bunch Series & Change of Pace Offensive Sets

with Greg Kampe,
Oakland University Head Coach,
over 600 career wins;
4x Summit League Coach of the Year;
4 straight 20-win seasons (2008-2012)

Does your team struggle to produce baskets occasionally? Are you always looking for a way to get a bucket to stop your opponent's runs? This on-court video featuring Greg Kampe may be the tool you need to produce more baskets when you need them!

Through terrific teaching and entertaining dialogue, Kampe opens up his playbook and shares some of his best quick hitters. From plays to get you open 3-pointers to looks that will generate great post-ups, Kampe gives you what you need to score verses any defense.

He also adds a unique twist to defending ball screens. While special "tricks" like this usually don't lead to consistent success, Kampe's team proved this method isn't a trick as his team was ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2018 against ball screen offense.

Guarding the Ball Screen

While the technique Coach Kampe shares isn't the "normal" look verses ball screens, it has proven to work. Ball screen defense - all defense for that matter - starts with communication. Kampe shows how his team defends ball screens when the ball is on top and also explains how he handles ball screens a bit differently when they're set on the wing. As players get into the action, you can immediately see how and why this philosophy works.

Labeling Shooters

Analytics have changed the game of basketball in terms of running different offenses, and more importantly, how to defend as a team. Labeling shooters and understanding where they make shots will impact how you defend the ball screen.

Kampe's defense is designed to stay with shooters, and hedge/close out if the offensive player isn't a good shooter. The goal is to force the defense into a low percentage shot.

Quick Hitters

While his teams have always been known for an up-tempo offense, Coach Kampe has over 100 plays that he uses to create opportunities in the half-court. In this video, he passes on many of these plays, but also shows how simple terminology can help your players grasp things faster, even in his high-tempo style of play.

Coach Kampe starts out the Bunch series. This group of plays offers up multiple options that allow each player on the team to have a play that can get them a look in their prime spot. Bunch Corner is a staple play that offers great options and is sure to get someone on your team a great look.

The Choice series provide looks from behind the arc, inside the paint, and via drives. Each play is taught 5-on-0 and then run 5-on-5 to show how the defense reacts and the counters that are available. Kampe stresses that being disciplined running the plays is the key to their success. If players follow the rules of each play, they should find an opening to score.

Greg Kampe brings his energy and enthusiasm for the game to the court and passes on some valuable information on both defense and offense. His ball screen defensive philosophy is a bit different, but has proven to be quite successful. Meanwhile, the quick hitting plays included in this video are sure to create great opportunities for your players to score.

Produced at the Nike Championship Basketball Coaches Clinic - Cleveland (OH); Fall 2017.

81 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Jason Papalio: Dynamic Warm-Up for Basketball

with Jason Papalio,
Athletic Recovery Training Specialist;
staff consultant for Manhattan College's 2014 and 2015 MAAC Champion basketball teams;
Has worked with high school, college and professional athletes

A good basketball warm-up targets both the skills needed for the game, and the systems and muscles used in the game. Jason Papalio's dynamic warm-up shown in this video will give you the ability to tailor your pre-game warm-up to both prevent injuries and increase your team's athletic prowess.

Warm-Up

Learn how to tailor exercises needed to prepare your team mentally and physically for the game. Focusing on core, mobility, stability, balance and flexibility, Coach Papalio demonstrates a variety of drills that target body position and muscle groups to make your players the best they can be. Papalio gives you a menu of drills to choose from, which include a variation on jumping jacks, pogo jumps, a lunge series, a walking series, a band series, and more.

Cool Down

Papalio also explains and demonstrates a post-game and post-practice cool down and stretching routine, incorporating both yoga and static stretching to help prevent injuries and increase flexibility and recovery in athletes. Increasing the flexibility of your players will help them play in a better stance and be more productive on the court.

These warm-up and injury prevention techniques go beyond the usual X's and O's of a coaching clinic. Coach Papalio's emphasis is on how to keep players healthy and strong. His recovery techniques, drills and exercises focus on making your players the best athletes they can be!

Produced at the Nike Championship Basketball Coaches Clinics in Cleveland (OH), Charlotte (NC) and Minneapolis (MN); Fall 2017.

44 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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