(Rental)-Organizing a Lock Down Man to Man Defense
Organizing a Lock-Down Man-to-Man Defense
Kellie Harper took over for the legend, Pat Summit, at Tennessee and has carried on the rich tradition of Vols success. Having played for Coach Summit, Harper shares her ideas on defensive philosophy and how to build a lock-down man-to-man defense.
The key to a great defense is having outstanding on-ball defenders. Harper herself was exceptional as an on-ball defender. Here, she shows you how she teaches her players a push step to cut off offensive players. In 1-on-1 drills, defenders work on the push step by closing out on an offensive player that takes one or two dribbles in one direction. The drill helps build technique and player confidence.
Harper’s defensive philosophy includes playing on one side of the court. The Vols allow the first pass to be made all while the help defense positions itself in the gaps. When the ball moves to a wing, Coach Harper demonstrates why wings must close out on the high side and why the top of the key denies the reversal pass.
Harper and Tennessee has a golden rule for half-court defense. It is “be where you’re supposed to be on the catch.” You’ll see her players adhere to this rule in a 5-on-5 Shell Drill.
In today’s game, you have to be able to defend the ball screen. You’ll see how Coach Harper teaches players to be physical and use the “lock up” technique. In a 2-on-2 drill, post players jam the screener and push them up the line as guards get under the screen and beat their man to the middle.
Harper’s aggressive style of defense has helped Tennessee continue its women’s college basketball dynasty. Coach Harper continues to focus on the details and doing things the right way just as her mentor, Coach Summit, did. Watch and learn as one of the best programs in all of women’s college basketball is on display. Rent this Man to Man Defense DVD today.