(Rental)-Creating Competitive Practices
Creating Competitive Practices
Ole Miss head coach Kermit Davis shows you how to create competitive, high-intensity practices that help players not only develop their individual skills, but also learn to function as a unit. Davis won the 2019 SEC Coach of the Year award guiding the Rebels to the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years.
Coach Davis uses the whiteboard and on-court demonstration to show you 17 breakdown drills that emphasize the key actions in his offense as well as how to play transition defense. You will see how to build energy and create the types of practices that lead to championship seasons.
Offensive Skill Drills
Coach Davis runs an up-tempo offense that relies on spreading the floor. He uses whiteboard diagrams and on-court demonstration to show you five drills that help build the offense. These include:
- 2-Ball Draw & Kick: develops spacing off drives and uses pin down screens to score
- 3-on-0 Post Entry: perimeter players learn to play off passes inside with screening actions
Other drills emphasize communication, sharing the ball in transition, and how to read defenders to create scoring opportunities from off-ball screens.
You will see how Coach Davis emphasizes 10 defensive categories and how the concepts are incorporated into four breakdown drills. These drills are diagrammed, show in on the court walkthroughs, and then demonstrated by players. You will see how Coach Davis teaches defending different types of screening actions. The drills help players minimize breakdowns and stay with their man in the matchup defense.
Good teams prevent easy baskets in transition. Coach Davis presents four defensive transition drills in which the defense plays at a temporary disadvantage. The defense is forced to communicate in order to stop the ball and prevent a quick score.
You will also see how Coach Davis forces competition while working on transition defense. The 5-on-2, 2-in-the-Corner drill overloads the defense challenging them to get back on defense. Davis also shows you how to work on special situations like out of bounds plays.
Coach Davis presents all the elements that go into planning a competitive, intense, and efficient practice. He also gives coaches a blueprint for developing a tough-minded team.