(Rental)-Adjustable Full Court Pressure
Quentin Hillsman: Adjustable Full Court Pressure
Quentin Hillsman has built the Syracuse University women’s basketball program into a national power by using a defensive system that thrives on full court pressure. Hillsman’s defense has led Syracuse to seven straight NCAA tournaments and a trip to the 2016 national championship game. In this video, Coach Hillsman lays the foundation for the matchup press and includes all of the teaching points you will need to successfully implement this defense in your program.
Covering Inbound Schemes
Coach Hillsman explains how you should scout your opponents to determine how they inbound the basketball. How the ball is inbounded has a lot to do with how the press works. In this segment, you will learn the responsibilities of each player and how they must deny the basketball based on their location. Hillsman will show you how the press can morph to match the alignment of the opponent’s press break. He will also show you common strategies for breaking the press and how to deal with them.
Traps & Long Corner Passes
Traps are key to the press and Coach Hillsman shows you how to jump into a quick trap and how to deal with long passes to the weak side of the floor. You will keep opponents guessing with where the traps are coming from and HIllsman shares the teaching points behind who traps and when.
Trapping up the Sideline
Coach Hillsman goes against traditional philosophy and demonstrates how he traps from behind when the ball is brought up the sideline. Hillsman believes the traditional approach leaves the corner 3-pointer open. To counter that, Hillsman’s defense traps the ball after it is brought across the half-court line. This usually forces a cross-court pass that is susceptible to tips, deflections, and interceptions.
Signals for traps are explained by Hillsman and he shows you how to get into man-to-man, a 2-3, or a 3-2 zone defense after the press has been broken. Coach Hillsman also shows you how to convert from a matchup style press to more of a zone press. This video shows you how to apply maximum pressure to your opponents at all times. Wear down your opponents with this devastating pressure defense.