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All Access Syracuse Basketball Practice with Jim Boeheim

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Features & Benefits
  • Learn the drills and principles you need to defend using Jim Boeheim's 2-3 Zone Defense
  • Improve your team's quickness and agility while warming up
  • Learn man-to-man drills and concepts to build your team's overall defensive awareness
  • Develop the ability to score on offense versus both man and zone defenses
with Jim Boeheim,
Syracuse University Head Coach; 2013 NCAA Final Four; 2010 Naismith college coach of the year
2003 NCAA Champions; 4x Big East Coach of the Year;
distinguished member of the Naismith Hall of Fame (2005); US Men's Olympic Assistant Coach (2008 Gold Medal)

In this All Access look at the Syracuse University basketball program you will get an inside look at how Jim Boeheim builds the foundation for his famous 2-3 zone defense and his penetrating half court offense. Coach Boeheim initiates this series of practice sessions with simple explanations of how he organizes each practice.

The practices include warm up drills that address agility and offensive and defensive principles, schemes and drills that put Syracuse at the top of polls year in and year out.

Part 1:

  • Get the drills you need to develop effective rotations at the top of the 2-3 Zone
  • Learn the drill responsible for Syracuse's intense rotations and their ability to cover so many offensive looks
  • Combine ball handling with agility ladder footwork to develop total body control

The staff starts building the famous 2-3 Zone with two defenders learning to play the top of the zone against a variety of situations. You'll see 2-on-2, 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 drills that teach the man-to-man principles that help make the Syracuse zone defense so dominating. This leads into a controlled 5-on-5 full court scrimmage in which both squads are exposed to a variety of half-court and full-court defenses.

Part 2:

  • Expose players to physical contact in rebounding and shooting to produce game-ready skills
  • Teach fundamental close-outs and defensive rotations in competitive 2-on-2, 3-on-3, and 4-on-4 drills
  • Get two quick hitters to use against man-to-man defense

This practice provides unique insight into understanding defensive rotations on the weak side against ball side penetration and fighting through down screens. You will see a defensive drill progression focusing on the back row of the zone with proper close-out technique and the correct rotation in 2-on-2, 3-on-3, and 4-on-4 match-ups.

Part 3:

  • See how to breakdown the 2-3 zone defense into position-specific drills
  • Learn to defend against the Pick-and-Roll in a 3-on-3 and a 4-on-4 breakdown drill
  • Discover the drills Syracuse uses as the building blocks of their offense

This disc begins with the coaching staff answering questions about the 2-3 zone, player development, how practice evolves throughout the season and motivational tactics within the practice. On the court, the guards work on offensive tactics, while the post players continue to develop their offensive and defensive skills. The session includes a focus on defending in the 2-3 zone versus the high screen, which is essential to ensure the success of the Syracuse zone. Coach Boeheim puts it all together in the 5-on-5 setting where he emphasizes 2-3 zone, half-court man-to-man, and full court man-to-man run-and-jump defenses.

Part 4:

  • Learn a simple technique for taking away easy driving lanes to the hoop
  • See how to defend the short corner when playing the 2-3 zone - the weakest spot for any zone defense
  • Get a series of shell drills that teach players the complex 2-3 zone responsibilities step-by-step

This disc begins with a valuable discussion with Assistant Coach Gerry McNamara who was also part of Syracuse's National championship team. His insight as a coach and former player adds tremendous support to understanding what the Orangemen are all about. Moving to the court, the emphasis is on how to play the back of the 2-3 zone. This is achieved with a series of breakdown drills showing the slides and responsibilities that are key to its success.

Offensive drills are conducted showing the players how to finish when close to the basket. At the end of practice the team runs through a scouting report on how their next opponent will attack the Syracuse zone defense and what they will do to defend it.

Part 5:

  • Implement the high-low game out of a high screen-and-roll set up
  • Learn how Syracuse runs their "Outside" post move
  • See how Syracuse prepares for a game against a conference rival

With a big game only days away, Syracuse puts all the pieces together in this practice. This practice session is a split of individual skill work, as well as extensive, controlled 5-on-5 full court scrimmages, where you witness Coach Boeheim's genius at work. The individual skill drills are based on Syracuse's offensive sets and focus on short corner power lay-ups ("cheat step"), as well as the high-low game for Syracuse's "double fist" set. To work on defensive skills in the 2-3 zone, the staff revisits the 5-on-3 shell drill for forwards. The team runs through some offensive sets in a 5-on-0 segment before going full-court 5-on-5.

340 minutes (3 DVDs). 2012.

All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's gym can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!

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Ratings & Reviews

All Access Syracuse Basketball Practice with Jim Boeheim
on September 23, 2014
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
3/5 Stars

by Anonymous

Good 2-3 zone breakdown. Didn't see boeheim coach much. Doesn't give you the schedule breakdown of the practice. I just would have liked to have seen more. Not bad not great. If your looking for his zone stuff you can save your money and buy the zone DVD.

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All Access Syracuse Basketball Practice with Jim Boeheim
on February 21, 2014
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by Anonymous

You'll see a lot of breakdown drills for their offense and (of course) also defense. The last mentioned is so great. If you want to play zone, this is a must have. In my team I play regular man-man but still got some of these drills in order to learn movement and rotations. After all man-man and zone got some commons! In my opinion this is one of the best All-access DVD:s and the defensive parts are tremendous!

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All Access Syracuse Basketball Practice with Jim Boeheim
on February 19, 2014
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by Anonymous

A very good dvd. I got a lot out of it. hearing things from a coaches perspective concerning practice, how to handle newcomers to your system, and how to develop winning attitudes was a high point for me. Also, seeing actual breakdown drills of the 2-3 made it worth the purchase. I was very satisfied with my purchase

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