(Rental)-The Mayhem Amoeba Style Defense


(Rental)-The Mayhem Amoeba Style Defense

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Mayhem Press Basketball - Amoeba-Style Defense

Create absolute mayhem on defense with a zone defense that morphs into one that uses pressure man-to-man and zone principles. Ryan McCarthy, the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, has created a full-court pressure defense that helped his team earn a trip to the 2016 NCAA Division II championship game. In three seasons (2015-17), McCarthy’s teams have gone 97-7 and led the NCAA in steals.

In this video, McCarthy shows you how he has taken the Amoeba defense from the legendary Jerry Tarkanian and adapted it into a full-court, full-game type of defense. Using game footage, on-court demonstration, and the whiteboard; Coach McCarthy breaks down his defense and shares drills he uses to teach it.

Mayhem Press Basketball Build-Up Team Drills

Coach McCarthy shows you five drills to use to teach your players how to play the Mayhem Amoeba defense. Forcing to the Baseline drill teaches players to closeout and apply intense ball pressure. They also learn to control the direction of a dribbler and force them to the baseline.

The Ball Pressure Jump drill teaches guards how to help after a player gets beat. Other drills teach how to switch on ball screens, take away your opponent’s low-block presence by fronting the post, and how to rotate to protect the basket when the ball gets to the corner.

Countering Offensive Strategies

To learn the effectiveness of this match-up zone, Coach McCarthy shows you the responsibilities of each player and their rotations against the most common offensive strategies.

  • Odd front alignments: McCarthy shows you how to match up immediately, disrupt ball reversals, take away cutters, and more.
  • Even front alignments: Learn how to shift defenders along with perimeter with the reverse bump and how to neutralize pick-and-pops by aggressively switching defenders.
  • 1-4 High Sets: Play strong denial defense with weak side help. Learn to anticipate dives from the posts and take away weak side flashes by bumping defenders.

Additionally, Coach McCarthy shows you how to smother the paint when teams try the double low post alignment. On top of that, McCarthy gets into the different trapping options available that can really drive opponents crazy. This defense is one that will create mayhem on the floor if run correctly. McCarthy shows you how in this extremely well done video. Add it to your defensive collection today! Rent this Mayhem Press Basketball DVD today.

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