For the first time, John Calipari opens the doors to his Kentucky basketball program allowing an "all access" look at the first practices of the 2009-10 season. This extensive DVD set, produced by Championship Productions, includes more than five hours of basketball instruction that takes you step-by-step through a Kentucky practice.
The first practice is all about the Kentucky offense. Calipari shares his philosophy for practice planning as well as what they are accomplishing as they build their offensive system from their transition game into their Dribble Drive offense. He begins by running a 5-on-0 transition drill where he explains his transition options and what the players are looking for as they push the ball up the floor. You will learn his team ball handling drills, which leads into a progression of lay-up drills that concentrate on speed, moves and finishing with contact. Learn the key to protecting the basketball and see how Calipari stresses it in practice. Calipari continues to build their transition offense with a full court team layup drill, full court 2-man passing, 3-man full court, 3-man weave full court, 11 drill, Skip 2, 32, 33 Blood, and 44 drills. In this drill set, Calipari stresses attacking with ball quickness, staying low, and finishing plays while fueling his player's instinct to attack.
Everything is brought together at the end of the practice with nearly 40 minutes of informative Q&A. Calipari answers questions regaring what level players have to be at to run his system, player placement for the dribble drive, his terminology, his thoughts on playing against zone defenses and much more.
NBA veteran and current assistant coach Rod Strickland then shares ball handling techniques and ball quickness drills. Strickland was a point guard in the NBA for 17 years in addition to mentoring Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans while at Memphis.
Assistant Coach John Robic, who is in his 13th year season with Coach Calipari, details spacing, player responsibilities, and base options for the Dribble Drive Offense. He also takes you through some of their big man and guard play work. The big man drills include touches, working on relocation, reading movement, sealing inside and some ball screen principles in the Dribble Drive.
The second practice presents drills, from 1-on-1 to 5-on-5, that Calipari uses to build his defensive pressure from the ground up. Learn how to incorporate the lunge, early help, back foot fakes, and close outs to assemble a disruptive defense. He also takes you through his transition defense rules and uses his full court combination drill, which starts 2-on-1 and progresses to 3-on-2, 4-on-3, 5-on-4, and finishes 5-on-5 to build the transition defense.
Using the shell drill, Calipari shows you the base responsibilities and keys to his defense, which include ball pressure, closeouts, jumping to the ball, and having good vision off the ball. He explains his 30 second "perfect stop" to stress perfection in the shell drill. He finishes the defensive practice by walking you through his unique Press Defense.
Throughout the practices Calipari provides his wisdom and basketball knowledge as he coaches and teaches his players, and provides coaching points for the drills and concepts he uses to build his system of play.
Experience what make John Calipari one of the best coaches in the country!
396 minutes. 2010
Wanna get the 2 guys that gave this package a "5" on my schedule next year because ya know there ain't nothing special on this ya know? Solid dvd- okay but there are Better all access DVDs out there (frank Martin, mike maker, Chris Mack) if you're into that kinda thing and there's better dribble drive paraphernalia out there (walberg + my boy herb welling) if that's what you're into. Solid DVD tho like I said- my only problem is I buy these DVDs to see how the coaches handle practice and calipari, with the cameras rolling and coaches there for he clinic, doesn't treat it like a real practice
In my opinion this is one of the best all access dvds that they released. If you run dribble drive then this dvd set would be a must. I am an open post coach and I love how the drills are always about attacking the rim and very competitive. Its also in a clinic setting so Calipari does a good job of explaining the drills and goals.
I agree, not too much new content for anybody that own other Calipari's DVDs.
Anyway, the overall quality of the product is excellent with Coach Cal giving frequent insights into his coaching philosophy and with a thorough explanation of the DDM offense.
As a bonus, you get the opportunity to watch practices with top class athletes (Wall, Bledsoe, Cousins, Patterson and so on) showing DDM offense at its best.
i feel that this is a good dvd but being a huge calipari fan i already have most of his dvd's so there wasn't anything new here that i hadn't seen. so i would say that this dvd package is mostly dribble drive motion offense with a little defense sprinkled in on the last disc. so if you don't have any of his dvd's yet then this would be great for you but i would recommend that you also purchase the definitive dribble drive motion offense by him to help you out. don't go by my rating, go by what i just wrote
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