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Steve Pikiell (Rental)-Creative Play Calling $18.99
Steve Pikiell: Creative Play Calling For the coach that is currently in or taking over a program that struggles, this video from Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell can help you become more competitive. Pikiell was the first player for legendary UConn head coach Jim Calhoun to become a Division I head coach when he took over at Stony Brook in 2005. Pikiell slowly rebuilt the program into an America East Conference power. He shows you how to get more with less and adds in some set plays and inbounds plays that you can use in your programs. The Importance of Vocabulary and Communication Successful teams are the ones that are able to communicate in a quick, efficient manner. Coach Pikiell shows you how to develop such a system to make sure you and your players are on the same page. One of the big reasons for a simple communication system is to package plays. Pikiell’s teams have been able to create lots of scoring opportunities by utilizing communication in the Wide series. In this series, Pikiell uses a variety of screens and other actions to get all of his players involved. Ultimately, Coach Pikiell takes advantage of his players’ best skills and uses them to the team’s advantage. Communication helps in doing so. Developing an Identity One of the big steps in rebuilding a program is the developing of an identity. Since there is no single identity that is “best,” Pikiell gives some ideas as to how one might go about developing an identity and coming up with at least one thing a team “can hang its hat on.” One of the ideas is the use of the 1-3-1 zone defense. Pikiell presents the 1-3-1 and using it as a half-court trap to take advantage of a team’s personnel. Another idea is the use of the 2-2-1 press and adjusting it to fit different levels of talent. Pikiell discusses the idea of “no middle, no layup, good defense” as something a team could hang its hat on. Getting Victories with Inbounds Plays Pikiell believes you can build confidence in a program and one of the ways to do so is through inbounds plays. In this segment, Coach Pikiell presents a number of inbounds plays from a box alignment and then goes into a few more from the double-stack alignment. He even shows you how to take advantage of a “screen magnet” and free up a player under the basket for an easy basket. With experience in rebuilding programs, Pikiell stresses the idea of building a system that suits your personnel. Keep things simple and design a system that can adapt and adjust depending upon personnel and situation.
Steve Pikiell (Rental)-How To Run A Simplified Set Play Offense $15.99
How to Run a Simplified Set Play Offense Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell has built his success on a coaching strategy that is built around the use of a core of offensive concepts. Pikiell used those core concepts to build a consistent winner at Stony Brook University where his 2015-16 team went 26-7 and earned a bid to the NCAA tournament. Pikiell’s success at Stony Brook landed him the job at Rutgers which won 20 games in 2019-20. In this video, Coach Pikiell shares his strategy of using set plays and building an offense around them. Everything starts with a step-by-step demonstration of his 2-2-1 defense. Essentially, there are three basic, simple components to the defense: no middle, no layups, good defense. Continual teaching and practicing of these core concepts eliminates any overthinking and gives players a chance to succeed. Next, Coach Pikiell moves on to his out of bounds series. You’ll see several out of bounds plays from his “Winner’s Series.” Key points include get the ball in safely and score a pre-determined number of points. By adhering to these simple strategies, Pikiell’s teams have reduced the number of turnovers and easy points give to opponents. Moving on, Coach Pikiell gets into the secondary offense. Here, he stresses the importance of key concepts like spacing, ball reversal, post touches, and shot selection. You will also get an inside look at a special zone offense where players are put in constant motion with the knockout player just one pass away from the ball. Coach Pikiell is a high-energy guy and coaches will love his intensity and passion. If you are looking for ways to bolster your offense with easy, proven strategies, this video is for you.