Aggressive Ground Ball Play
on December 27, 2011
I was looking forward to getting and watching this video with great anticipation as ground ball play is the main area I need to stress with my youth team. I was hoping to learn new insights and drills that I would enable me to progress from individual to group to team concepts in my practices. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed. Half of the video is spent with Coach Danowski at the white board talking to and writing down his philosophy on ground balls, most of which is pretty basic - things like using two hands, 'running to space', 'swarming'. He does talk to different GB situations on the face off, offense, and defensive end, but again, nothing earth shattering here. There is cutaway video showing a few (too few in my opinion) ground ball drills, but instead of describing the drills, the voice over by Coach D has him restating his philosophy. At the end he has a section on individual, group and team drills. I thought, "OK, he's going to go through a progression of drills." Unfortunatly, he only shows one drill. Coach D is a great coach, teacher and speaker, but I found this video to be extremely lacking, and definitely not worth the $39 I paid. I've purchased a large number of videos from Championship productions, and I'm sad to say, this will be the first one I return.
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