In this in-depth look into the Duke's Men's Basketball program, Coach Mike Krzyzewski and staff take you through a day in the life of a Blue Devil.
In the first segment of this series, Associate Head Coaches Chris Collins and Steve Wojciechowski break down the perimeter and big guys with individual skill work focusing on fundamentals and principles of Duke Basketball.
Coach K takes the court and discusses early season goals and how his practice is designed. Throughout the practice, Krzyzewski explains how he chooses drills and how they translate into accomplishing team goals. After the practice, the Associate Head Coaches hold a Q&A session. Listen in as they discuss their ball-screen defense, zone offense, scouting philosophy and more!
Individual WorkoutsCoach Wojciechowski begins the workouts warming-up the post players with defensive fundamental drills. After the warm-ups they jump straight into physical drills to defend the post, counter baseline drives, and finishing off possessions with rebounding.
On the offensive side of the ball they work on finishing at the rim, playing off penetration, and ball-screen situations that replicate game-situations.
Coach Collins takes the perimeter players onto the court warming them up with ball-handling and fundamental passing drills. After the warm-up they work in the full-court on developing good ball pressure and ball-handling ability. On offense, they work on spacing, surveying the court, and attacking the basket. Within all of their drills they stay true to their principles and work on the situations that they will see in live situations.
PracticeCoach K begins practice working on fundamentals requiring constant communication. See how they build from 3-on-0 and 5-on-0 weaves into both 2-on-1 and 3-on-2 situations. Watch the Blue Devils transition from 5-on-0 down the court and come back into their half-court offense against a set man-to-man defense.
Moving on to the defensive side of the ball, they begin working on 5-on-4 close outs and also 5-on-5 "change." Coach K builds his defensive pressure by demonstrating his full-court and three-quarter court presses and traps ("41", "42", "32" and "31 White") to pick-up the tempo.
Coach K then demonstrates the different offensive sets they use to overload the court against the 2-3, 3-2, and 1-2-2 zones. These sets provide reads for the players to have multiple options for lay-ups and wide-open three point shots.
Q&A SessionCollins and Wojciechowski run the session to answer any question about Duke's philosophy and what was demonstrated in both the practice and workouts. They answer questions regarding their ball-screen defense and how they attack both middle-screen & rolls and side-screen & rolls. Collins details Duke's defensive numbering system including the presses and traps that were covered in the practice. Both Collins and Wojciechowski break down baseline and sideline out of bounds plays giving you thirteen quick hitters from special situations.
Order today and watch as Duke Blue Devils prepare for the 2010-11 season looking to repeat as NCAA National Champions!
419 Minutes. 2011.
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