Building Your  Transition Defense by Brett Reed Instructional Basketball Coaching Video
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Building Your Transition Defense for Basketball with Brett Reed Training players to be successful in transition defense is easier than you think. Lehigh University head basketball coach Brett Reed has developed a clear and easy system of rules for transition defense covering all the possible disadvantage situations. Coach Reed has led the Mountain Hawks to two NCAA tournament appearances, two Patriot League tournament titles, and one regular season conference championship. In this video, Coach Reed shares his secrets about how his Lehigh teams have been able to product effective results in defensive transition. Coach Reed breaks down the responsibilities of each player in a number of situations. He begins the presentation with some of his core beliefs on developing a successful basketball program. These are the same beliefs that led Reed and Lehigh to pull one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history. In 2011, Lehigh beat Duke in the first round of the tourney. Transition Defense On the Court Demonstration Coach Reed then moves to on-court demonstration where he shows you how each player should respond in an outnumbered situation. You will see how players trailing a 1-on-1 situation should attempt to influence the play. Reed gets into 2-on-1 and 3-on-2 situations and how defenders should force opponents to take outside shots. He believes by doing so his teams win. Along with each on-court demonstration, Coach Reed offers a drill to build a team skill. The drills and skills learned are designed to protect from the basket out. Each drill in this series is easy to set up, easy to teach, and can be run in a short amount of time. All the drills translate into game situations as well making them extremely relevant. Coach Reed’s transition defensive system is one that defines a responsibility to each player on the floor. When each player knows his responsibility and executes it, the defense can minimize easy baskets in transition. Teams that limit the number of easy baskets by their opponents have a better chance of winning. Coach Reed’s system is easy to teach and can produce results. Add his 91-minute video to your defensive video collection. Rent this transition defense drills DVD today.
Organized Fast Paced Transition Defense by Mike Dunlap Instructional Basketball Coaching Video
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Organized Fast-Paced Transition Defense Implementing the seven keys of transition defense according to veteran coach Mike Dunlap can lead to success on the basketball court. Dunlap, the former two-time NCAA Division II national champion and Charlotte Bobcats head coach, discusses how he teaches successful transition defense in this video. For Dunlap, it all begins with the seven key elements of transition defense. Teams can slow down opponents in transition when they master each of the following: Shot balance Stop the ball Sprint to your lane Match up Rotate Contest all shots Rebound Rebounding and Shot Balance Many of Dunlap’s concepts come from legendary coaches like Tom Izzo and Rick Majerus. One of the most important is the idea of floor balance on a shot. As soon as the shooter rises to shoot, rebounding and responsibilities on defense begin. Three players go to the boards while the two remaining players go to designated spots to prepare to play defense. Sprint Back and Match Up If a team cannot gain an offensive rebound, it is imperative they sprint back quickly on defense. Getting back quickly can help slow down an offense and prevent easy transition baskets. In addition to sprinting back, the defensive team must matchup against the offense as quickly as possible. Players matchup regardless of whether or not it is their assigned matchup. 5-on-5 Evaluation This is one of the drills Dunlap uses to teach transition defense in a game-like situation. The drill starts at three-quarter court and the defense works to pressure the ball forcing the ball handler to change direction. This gives the defense time to get back and matchup. The drill runs for six possessions with an emphasis placed on guarding the basketball. Coach Dunlap also shares a few tweaks to the drill. Rotations This drill builds off of the 5-on-5 Evaluation drill. Starting in the half-court, the offense has a time frame to get a shot up. Rebounding and sprinting back are apparent in the drill and once again an emphasis is placed upon ball pressure. Communication is a big key as players must talk to figure out who has what defensive assignment. Players work on their rotations throughout the drill. Coach Dunlap’s 75-minute video is an excellent resource for any coach looking to improve a team’s transition defense. Rent this transition defense drills DVD today.
Bo Ryan: Transition Defense by Bo Ryan Instructional Basketball Coaching Video
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Transition Defense with Bo Ryan Throughout his Hall of Fame coaching career, Bo Ryan put consistently tough defensive teams on the floor. Ryan won four NCAA Division III championships at UW-Platteville and took Wisconsin to back-to-back Final Fours (2014 & ’15). His teams were always very good on the defensive end and it all started with eliminating easy baskets in transition. In this tranistion defense video, Ryan shares his insights into creating solid transition defense. You will see seven practice drills that emphasize communication and playing defense in transition at a disadvantage. The whole idea, of course, is to minimize the number of fast break opportunities for the offense. Transition Defense Starts on the Offensive End Eliminating transition points starts with taking care of the ball on offense. Eliminating turnovers is critical to preventing fast break opportunities. Coach Ryan demonstrates a Partner Passing drill to reinforce the concept of communicating through body language. Players should be able to read each other and understand hand targets and positioning. This way, players know where and when to make a pass. Coach Ryan shows you six variations of the Partner Passing Drill covering all sorts of situations. Practice Drills for Transition Defense Seven easy drills break down Ryan’s system for transition defense. It all starts with committing to hustling back on defense all the time. The Pursuit Drill reinforces this concept. The drill teaches players to never give up on a breakaway layup and it teaches how the first players down the floor must protect the rim. Coach Ryan defines the responsibilities and techniques for the first player back, the second player back, and the trailers. He shows players how to act as a goalie at the rim and how to take away outside shots without giving up rim protection. A series of four weave drills is used to practice how to stop 3-on-2 and 2-on-1 advantage situations. Coach Ryan breaks down each player’s responsibilities in a disadvantage situation. The 6-Man Drill is a great way to simulate how to defend the 3-on-2. Search & Destroy is another great drill that challenges the defense with an extra offensive player to cover. All of Coach Ryan’s drills show you how to slow down your opponents so that your trailing defenders can get back and recover to full strength. Each drill is explained and Coach Ryan also adds the “why” and the “how” for these drills as well as his beliefs on stopping opponents in transition. In 61 minutes, Coach Ryan gives you what you need to help your team improve in transition defense. Rent this thansition defense DVD today.
Stopping The Fast Break by Chris Holtman Instructional Basketball Coaching Video
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How to Stop the Fast Break in Basketball Former Butler University and current Ohio State University basketball coach Chris Holtmann shares a systematic approach for limiting opponents’ transition points in this video. Transition defense has become an important part of many teams’ defensive strategies and Coach Holtmann offers his philosophy as well as practice drills to implement his system. Coach Holtmann learned from one of the best, current Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, while at Butler. Holtmann won the Big East Coach of the Year award in 2017 at Butler and then won the Big Ten Coach of the Year award in 2018 after leading Ohio State to the NCAA tournament. Using a series of practice drills, Coach Holtmann shows you his strategies for getting back on defense. He emphasizes his points with on-court demonstrations that show you exactly how Holtmann’s defenses at Butler consistently landed at the top of the national defensive efficiency rankings. The Culture of Transition Defense In teaching transition defense, Coach Holtmann begins with getting players to buy into the culture. Offense is a huge part of transition defense. Offensive rebounding is a key to playing transition. In playing defense in transition, Coach Holtmann stresses the idea that players must run to the paint rather than run to your matchup when getting back on defense.   How to Stop the Fast Break in Basketball with Drills Coach Holtmann uses several drills to actually install and teach transition defense. The transition drills begin on the offensive end as the shooter starts to lift the shot. As that happens, players begin to move to defend in transition. In Circle Transition and 5-on-4 + 1, players outlet a ball to a coach as defenders sprint back and sort everything from the rim out. This is one of Coach Holtmann’s key concepts. Guards learn to rotate and all defenders learn to communicate. Coach Holtmann has built a transition defensive system through years of experience. It is easy to learn and install. This 55-minute video is exactly what you need if you are looking to stop teams from scoring easy baskets in transition. Rent this how to stop the fast break in basketball DVD today.
Transition Defense & Defending The Ball Screen by Travis Ford Instructional Basketball Coaching Video
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Transition Defense Drills & Defending the Ball Screen To play defense at a high level, teams must be great in two areas – transition and defending ball screens. St. Louis University head coach Travis Ford discusses both in this video. You will see the same drills Coach Ford uses in practice on a daily basis to manage transition defense. Plus, Coach Ford shows you two techniques – hard hedge and icing – for defending ball screens. Ford has carved out a niche for himself as a defensive-minded coach. As the former head coach at Oklahoma State, Ford took the Cowboys to five NCAA tournaments in eight seasons. At UMass, Ford’s 2007-08 team was the NIT runner-up. His teams have always been known for their defense. Transition Defense Drills & Roles One of the common problems Coach Ford sees with transition defense is players that either stick to their positional counterpart or those that run back and defend an area. Coach Ford alleviates those problems by assigning three different roles to ensure the primary ball handler is unable to establish his or her game, that position mismatches are used to your advantage, and the all defenders sprint back to stop any basket. Stoppers: this is your best full-court, on-ball defender Protectors: a slower player who is least likely to get a defensive rebound Sprinters: three players that crash the boards then sprint back to stop specific shots Coach Ford takes you through a few drills to help players better understand the concepts and skills they need to get back on defense. Each drill creates an attacking, aggressive mindset that must stop ball handlers from advancing the ball up the floor. Ball Screen Defense Coach Ford also spends some time discussing his strategies for defending the ball screen. With the hard hedge, Ford teaches a scare-and-screamer technique. The screener’s defender maintains contact with him and screams and yells. Ford teaches the off-ball defense to help in slowing down the ball handler. Using the icing mentality, players must force the ball handler baseline and be ready to corral away from the basket. Coach Ford shows you how to position guards for an effective trap out of the ball screen as well as where to put your off-ball defenders to stop easy baskets. Coach Ford’s transition defense eliminates confusion and doesn’t permit excuses. The assigned roles and responsibilities make it easy to learn and understand. Coach Ford’s transition defense plus his tips on defending ball screens are a great way to help your team prepare for the upcoming season. Add it to your collection today! Rent this Transition Defense Drills DVD today.