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Women's Basketball Practice with Holly Warlick
Tennessee is one of most recognizable brands in women college basketball and it is led by a highly successful coach in Holly Warlick, played for the late Pat Summitt. Coach Warlick runs an intense, passionate practice and it has led Tennessee to the Elite Eight twice during her tenure. This an amazing inside look into how constantly practicing intensity, hard, and fundamentals can lead to team success.
Basketball Practice 1 - Tennesse Women
Tennessee is known for having high standards and defensive intensity. This first practice shows how they develop those two traits. This practice is early in the season and Coach Warlick is laying the foundation for how the team is going to play through both discussions with the players and on-court work.
Much of the court time is dedicated to half court defense. You will see one of Tennessee's fundamental defensive drills in the Circle Closeout drill. The drill is a 3-on-3 highly competitive drill that focus on closeouts and help side D. The staff shows how you can score the drill to make it even more intense.
Warlick spends a large chunk of time focusing on defending the post. She teaches how guards can help the post players by "digging" from the wing along with the post players fundamentals guarding the ball in the post.
The Lady Vols work on both their conditioning and full-court pressure with 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 breakdown drills. These drills are the foundation of their "Fire" press option which they use after they score an easy transition bucket.
Basketball Practice 2 - Tennesse Women
The second practice is mostly focused on offense. They used a series of breakdown drills and controlled scrimmages to teach players what is expected of them. They also show two types of layup drills that can used as a warm up and work on finishing in traffic and with contact.
Coach Warlick keeps the theme of toughness and intensity even on the offensive side of the ball. She shows the teams War Drill, an offensive rebounding and transition drill, which will add energy and intensity to any practice. They also teach the fundamentals of offensive rebounding by showing players how to get around the defender and finish.
The Lady Vols spend a large chunk of time working their half court offense against man-to-man and zone defenses. They specially work on their "Drag" set along with how to attack traditional and trapping zones.
The team works on some more conditioning with a more free flowing 5-on-5 scrimmage. During this time Coach Warlick likes to emphasize full-court pressure and scoring in transition.
Coach Warlick and her staff are tremendous teaches that know how to improve both the team and individual talent. There a more than a handful of coaching concepts you can take from the DVD. Learn how to bring the intensity of a program as successful as Tennessee to your team by renting this DVD today. Rent this basketball practice video today.