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Jim Crews (Rental)-Open Practice With Jim Crews $17.99
Basketball Practice with Jim Crews Learn how the best college coaches in the nation prepare their teams for success in this open practice video from former Saint Louis University head coach Jim Crews. A former player under Bobby Knight at Indiana, Crews won the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year award in back-to-back seasons in 2013 and 2014. In this presentation, you will see how Crews built his program around fundamental skill development and the concepts of educating, encouraging, and empowering student-athletes. The basketball practice session begins with focus on fundamentals, which Coach Crews believes are essential to having a successful program. Here, he focuses on defensive fundamentals emphasizing proper stance and positioning as well as having high hands. His 3-on-4 drill forces players to use these defensive fundamentals. Coach Crews moves to an offensive drill that teaches a number of different concepts. The 4-on-3 Whitesell Drill teaches entry passes, post ups, escape dribbles, and how to inbound effectively. Players learn to focus through the entire drill working on each skill. In addition to all of the drills, Coach Crews also takes time to talk briefly about how he puts together practice sessions. He likes to focus on the weaknesses from the previous practice first and then move into a more normal routine. He explains why he does this and it is quite insightful. Basketball Practice Fundamental Drills You will see more fundamental drills later in the video. Coach Crews truly believes that fundamentals are the invisible force that moves a team in the right direction. You see a number of shooting drills that underscore Coach Crews’ point. Post players work on jump hooks and other post moves while perimeter players work on ball handling and shots off of ball screens. The final segments of the video feature Coach Crews running his players through the team’s offense against a 3-2 zone. You get a great view of how fundamental skills and basic concepts are put together as part of an offensive strategy. Coach Crews continually holds his players accountable and forces them to do the little things correctly. Doing so has helped Crews’ teams have great success over the years. Coach Crews’ experience in playing for Coach Knight as well as Rick Majerus has helped him develop a winning formula that Crews has used in repeated success throughout his career. Get an up close look at that formula in this 103-minute video. Rent this basketball practice video today.
Jim Crews (Rental)-Drills, Plays, & How To Coach With A Purpose $17.99
Drills, Plays and How to Coach with a Purpose Former Saint Louis University head coach Jim Crews discusses a number of topics in this video including post development, defensive concepts, and practice philosophy. Crews was a 30-year coaching veteran who played on Bobby Knight’s 1976 national championship team at Indiana. After serving as head coach at Evansville and Army, Crews won back-to-back Atlantic-10 Coach of the Year awards in 2013 and 2014. What you see in this video is the foundation that helped Mays turn the Billikens into an Atlantic-10 power. Basketball Drills for Practice Coach Crews demonstrates more than 10 different drills that you can use in your program. These drills include: Post Drill: Works on multiple skills crucial to successful post play Shot Fake: Players work on an effective fake and creating separation from a defender 2-Slide Drill: A multiple skill drill that works on ball-handling, on-ball defense, and feeding the post Collins Passing: Developed by former NBA player and coach Doug Collins, this is a two-man, two-ball passing drill that enhances not only skill development, but also teamwork and nonverbal communication Cat and Mouse: This drill trains the passer and the receiver. Receivers learn to read defenders and get open while passers learn to control the basketball under pressure and deliver a pass at the right time Each drill emphasizes fundamentals and multiple skill sets. This allows Coach Crews to cover many different concepts in a short amount of time. Basketball Practice Philosophy Coach Crews then spends some time reviewing his philosophy on practice. You will see why Crews was one of the most successful coaches in the game as he discusses how he pushed players to compete. He goes over what he expects from each player once they commit to his program and what they can expect from him and his staff. Coach Crews built his philosophy on telling the truth, educating, and empowering his players. With every practice, he focused on simply developing better players. You can do the same as this DVD is one of the best for drills involving multiple skill sets and player development. Add it to your collection today. Coach with a purpose and rent this DVD.