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Tubby Smith: Ball-Line Defense

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  • Increase pressure on the basketball with ball-line principles
  • Learn the closeout technique that forces the offense to put the ball on the floor
  • Implement Coach Smith's unique boxer stance for aggressive wing denial
with Tubby Smith, Texas Tech Head Coach;
former University of Minnesota Head Coach Head Coach,
former University of Kentucky Head Coach
1998 NCAA Champions!

'98 National Coach of the Year

Join Tubby Smith as he introduces his ball-line man-to-man defense. Learn how Smith has developed a defenisve philosophy of constant ball pressure with tremendous help-side support. This successful system of defense is the primary reason Smith's teams have finished in the top three in their conference in field goal percentage defense every year of his coaching career.

Listen in as Smith reveals his 10 essential rules for defense including techniques for applying ball pressure, contesting shots and stopping dribble penetration; the staples every defense needs to be successful.

Need to create more turnovers this season? Smith demonstrates the on-ball and wing denial techniques that have turned his teams into the league leader in steals year after year.

Learn how to pressure in the full court with Smith's techniques for trapping the ball in the back court. His technique of "morphing" his defense into a zone on aggressive traps is sure to generate a lob or bounce pass, which improves your chances getting a steal and creating an easy basket.

The "One Foot in the Paint Rule" is the backbone of the help-side defense in this ball-line system. Beginning with "zig-zag drill" and 1-on-1 full court pressure, Smith reinforces his defensive principles through a series of developmental drills. These challenging drills include 2-on-2 full-court, 3-on-3 over play and deny and, 4-on-4 overplay sag and deny. Coach Smith concludes with his 4-on-3 contest-the-shot drill teaching players to effectively contest shots.

Players are always quicker when they are positioned correctly. Smith provides a simple, yet effective system to get players in the "right spot" to apply intense pressure on the ball, without give up easy shots. Order now and start getting the stops and turnovers your team needs to be successful.

79 minutes. 2010.

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Tubby Smith: Ball-Line Defense
on July 13, 2012
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by Crafty

There's a lot of good information put into action in this video. Coach Smith learned the Ball-Line M-M defense from his college (High Point) coach, J.D. Barnett whom he later served under as an assistant coach. This video perfectly matches an out-of-print defensive pamphlet written by Coach Barnett, then at the University of Tulsa (1985-1991). This defensive system resembles that of Charlie Spoonhauer and Norm Stewart, two coaching legends in the state of Missouri who were both heavily influenced by the granddaddy of midwestern basketball coaches, Henry Iba. The point is this successful system has been around a long time. The Ball-Line M-M defense refers to defenders dropping to the level of the ball to prevent dribble penetration into the middle. Gap M-M coaches can appreciate this aspect. The half-court defense strives to fan the ball to the baseline, allow no middle drives or penetrating passes and does not worry about ball reversal, although this can be adjusted according to scouting report. Coach Smith also shows how to trap out of M-M, temporarily converting to a zone until the trap is broken -- a Scramble defense (my term, not his). The explanations and demonstrations in this video are good to excellent for the most part and covers full-court, half-court perimeter and post defense. Coach Smith is clear and consistent on his 10 rules of defense. Caution: Rule #7 should read "Be as close to the ball as possible w/out losing your man." Coach Smith clearly examines this rule but the production mis-typed it. The drills shown build all the way up from 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 to 4-4 and 5-5. Coaches who do not use this exact system of defense will find many of the rules and drills useful in other types of M-M defenses. Beginning coaches and veterans alike can get something from this video. (It's best if you already understand what deny, fan, ballside, mid-line and helpside mean.)

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Tubby Smith: Ball-Line Defense
on January 2, 2011
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by ukwildcat54

This DVD is, in my mind, terrific. Coach Smith really does a great job of explaining the defense. I am a young coach and at this point it sometimes takes more time for me to "get" things but I felt that after watching this DVD I was able to take in and understand a good deal of what he was explaining. I will defiantly be buying more of Coach Smith's videos in the future.

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