(Rental)-All Access: Bruce Pearl
Bruce Pearl has made so much amazing achievements in his life from taking Tennesse to its first ever Elight Eight appearance in 2010 and becoming one of only five active coaches at the time with 10 or more Sweet 16 appearances to his credit. He is one of the most successful coaches in the country at the moment.
According to Pearl the best way to improve, learn and make your team better is to observe other coaches and their style of play. In the given videos, you will get full access to his early season practices that were related to his Elite Eight team.
Fast Break Offense
Getting back on transition is one of the most difficult thing to do in defense. You will see how much Pressure on the rim team and the Pearl himself put to improve the defensive skills. The players will be able to learn the fast breaks from coach Pearl. The breakdown drills and several other options are shown by coach Pearl to improve his players offensive skills on the court. He also tells players about the importance of trusting your teammates while rebounding and also emphasis on taking smart shots as well. This was the philosophy which helped the Tennessee side to become one of the most lethal and best offensive rebounding teams in the country.
Possessions on defense are very important if you want to create the freedom on the fast break. Full-court pressure technique is utilized by coach Pearl for this purpose. The coach beautifully breaks down his defense into different sections and it starts from ball entry and working on deflections and trapping.
The up-tempo play is what all coach Pearls drills are about. They are teaching and enforcing his brand of up-tempo play thats it. If you want to level up your transition offense and defense then look no further. As coach Pearls passing and shooting drills and other useful drills like the build up drills on defense will help you a lot. On the other hand, the positional drills will break down the offensive and defensive roles for post and perimeter players.
There is no doubt that Tennessee has beaten some of the best teams in the country just because of the Pearls up-tempo and ball pressure strategy. You will learn how Pearls offense and defense really work against tough opponents after you see the game footage of all those great wins.