Force the action and bring an aggressive mind set to every game!
Two-time state championship coach Vance Downs shows you how to speed up game tempo, neutralize good post players, take opponents out of their offensive sets, and create more and better shots for your offense.
Coach Downs goes through a detailed breakdown of each player's defensive responsibilities, as well as the desired skills needed at each position to make this defense effective. Downs focuses on the key points for player rotation and trapping to keep your opponent from establishing an offensive flow.
Learn how to keep the ball in certain areas of the court that will apply maximum pressure on the offense. Get insights on how to direct the ball to these areas and how to keep it there. Three different traps and rotations are covered that will allow you to trap decision makers and get the ball out of their hands.
Downs includes 10 breakdown drills that work on defending the alley, close outs, trapping, rotating out of traps and "what-if" drills that simulate game situations and how to best react to them.
Through diagrams and on-court demonstration, Coach Downs shows you how to put as much pressure on your opponent as possible and improve your chances of winning.
70 minutes. 2010.
The 50 Press by Vance Downs. I thought that this DVD was very helpful and offered tons of great information. I loved the "Box Theory" concept, the philosophy of why coach uses the 50 Press, and the player responsibilities of the 50 Press.
I gave this DVD a 5-Star rating. Coach Downs explains the rotation in great detail. He goes over effective trapping tips. And what I really like, and coach did a great job of this, was going into alignments details against certain press break offenses. He covers the aligment to use against a 4-across press break, 1-3-1 press break alignment, and the 5-out press break.
Coach also goes over several trapping areas of this 50 Press and the rotations. He then talks about certain terms that players can use to indicate who will have duties during a certain trapping assignment. But the Box Theory and "Gone" call adjustments that are discussed in this DVD are wonderful and helps to give this DVD a 5- Star rating. Great DVD. I look forward to using this 50 Press over the summer and when the season starts in the fall.
Coach Downs gives you all the information you need to run the 2-1-2 press...reasons for running the press, types of players to use/their responsibilities at each position, rotations for different offensive alignments, breakdown drills and "what ifs". My only criticism is that the periods of uninterrupted graphic presentation/ diagramming went too long without switching to on-court demonstrations...detailed on-screen notes and diagrams are frontloaded in the video with the majority of the on-court footage coming in the remaining portion. It may have been better to have edited in each drill's on-court footage after it was diagrammed. I probably would have given the video a 4.5 if it would have been available. A major strength of the video is that much of the on-court presentation (minus game footage) was done in a practice setting with Coach Downs' team, rather than in a clinic setting.
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