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Open Practice: Defensive Drills & Concepts

Open Practice: Defensive Drills & Concepts
See more by Bill Self
  • Currently 4.00/5 Stars.
4.00/5 Stars (1 Review)
  • Guard dribble hand-offs using tactics based your players' strengths or your strategies
  • Train your players to operate as a team when defending screen-the-screener actions
  • Force turnovers by effectively positioning your players on and off the ball

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with Bill Self, Kansas Head Coach;
2008 NCAA National Champions, 2012 NCAA Runner Up, 9x Big 12 Regular Season Champions (2005-2013), 2012 Naismith College Coach of the Year, John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award (2013); 500 Career Wins

Develop a dominating team defense by watching the valuable drills and skills taught in this live, on-court practice from one of America's premier programs, the Kansas Jayhawks. In this second week practice session, Bill Self runs his Kansas team through a real practice as they focus on defensive concepts. Coach Self takes you through the Kansas man to man defense as he builds from the half court to the full court with eight newcomers to the program. You will learn how install fundamental defensive principles that Kansas basis their program around..

Coach Self uses 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and 5v5 to install hard working man to man philosophy. Using shell drill, he teaches his players how close out to the ball from help side position and one pass away. He demonstrates how to teach communication amongst your players as they move from pressuring the basketball to help side defense and back again.

Next he focuses on specific aspects of the half-court game, such as defending dribble handoffs. Big to big switches are a simple way he addresses this offensive threat. He also teaches the players how to defend this same action when a big and a little run a hand off. Guarding the "Pinch Post" action is another aspect covered in this section of the presentation.

If you are looking for ways to defend screening action, Coach Self provides a detailed segment on how Kansas defends post on post screen, down screen, and several ways to defend on ball screens including flat hedge, trap, and hard hedge. The samples seen in the practice are clear and the players are challenged to get it right.

Once you are through learning the Kansas half court defensive philosophy, Coach Self puts everything together into 5v5 full court session. Coach Self pulls together his full court defense as he demonstrates his transition defense and philosophy. Many of the concepts taught earlier in the presentation are seen, re-taught and stressed as the game goes live.

Coach Self's passion for defense and attention to detail are clear as you watch this practice. He breaks things down quite clearly and then works his guys until they get it right.

Learn the simple secret to playing dominating man-to-man defense with this incredible on-court presentation. With Bill Self's Jayhawk Defense, your teams will be prepared to pick your opponent's play apart and force tough outside shots.

59 minutes. 2014.

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Open Practice: Defensive Drills & Concepts
on February 4, 2014
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
4/5 Stars

by Anonymous

It's a good video. I wish there was a little more detail in how they defend certain things (maybe using a whiteboard or classroom setting). Other than that it's pretty good.

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