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Championship Productions is Ready for March Madness!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As both the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four Tournaments begin, we are excited and proud that we have worked with so many coaches in these tournaments! See below for the coaches we’ve worked with :

         Men’s                                                                                                          Women’s

Billy Donovan (Florida)                                                                                                              Geno Auriemma (Connecticut)

Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh)                                                                                                           Andy Landers (Georgia)

Shaka Smart (VCU)                                                                                                                  Doug Bruno (DePaul)

Steve Alford (UCLA)                                                                                                                  Sherri Coale (Oklahoma)

Danny Manning (Tulsa)                                                                                                              Joanne Palombo-McCallie (Duke)

Archie Miller (Dayton)                                                                                                                Rick Insell (Middle Tennessee)

Jim Boeheim (Syracuse)                                                                                                            Sylvia Hatchell (North Carolina)

Johnny Dawkins (Stanford)                                                                                                         Bill Fennelly (Iowa State)

Bill Self (Kansas)                                                                                                                       Tara Vanderveer (Stanford)

Cliff Ellis (Coastal Carolina)                                                                                                         Sharon Versyp (Purdue)

Mick Cronin (Cincinnati)                                                                                                              Quentin Hillsman (Syracuse)

Tom Izzo (Michigan State)                                                                                                           Brenda Frese (Maryland)

Roy Williams (North Carolina)                                                                                                      Jeff Walz (Louisville)

Fred Hoiberg (Iowa State)

Kevin Ollie (Connecticut)

Phil Martelli (Saint Josephs)

Jay Wright (Villanova)

Sean Miller (Arizona)

Mark Few (Gonzaga)

Travis Ford (Oklahoma State)

Lon Kruger (Oklahoma)

Saul Phillips (North Dakota State)

Steve Fisher (San Diego State)

Scott Drew (Baylor)

Tim Miles (Nebraska)

Greg McDermott (Creighton)

Dana Altman (Oregon)

Dave Rose (BYU)

Gregg Marshall (Wichita State)

John Calipari (Kentucky)

Bruce Weber (Kansas State)

Mark Gottfried (NC State)

Chris Mack (Xavier)

Rick Pitino (Louisville)

Fran McCaffery (Iowa)

Mike Krzyzewski (Duke)




Work on Proper Running Form in Your Pole Vaulters!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, February 21, 2014

2010 USTFCCA Great Lakes Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, Jeff Martin, provides you with a series of drills to help pole vaulters run upright and with a quick foot contact. You will also get a look at the incorrect way to perform this progression in order to point out errors to your athletes.

Mini-Hurdle Pole Vault Progression

It is important to use the stubby pole in this series so that your athletes get a feel for having a pole in their hand while performing the mini hurdle exercise.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “Curriculum Guide to the Pole Vault.” Discover other great Pole Vault videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!




4 New ‘Open Basketball Practice’ Videos with Bill Self

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 24, 2014

Gain excellent insight from Kansas Head Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Bill Self, with these 4 New ‘Open Basketball Practice’ videos. Coach Self was the recipient of the 2013 John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award!

Open Practice Skill Development and Practice Drills Open Practice Zone Offense
Train your players to beat any man or zone press using the “Six Man Press Drill”
Safely inbound against pressure defense with an effective set for spot throw-ins
Develop good fundamentals and build reliable basketball IQ with 2v2 and 3v3 scrimmages for post players and guards
Consistently beat any 2-3, 3-2, and zone press
Get easy scores with an out of bounds play and its counter designed for zones
Break any full court pressure defense easily with Kansas’ “3 near and 1 long”
Teach your players to find “windows” to slash through, as well as attract defenders
Open Practice High Post Screening Offense Opening Practice Defense Drills and Concepts
Learn Bill Self’s offensive system complete with marker board sessions and live practice footage
Learn how to take a complex ball screen offense and install it into a program with easy to understand concepts
Run a seamless organized offense including transition, secondary transition, a staple play and structured motion
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

Purchase Bill Self’s Open Basketball Practice Series and SAVE $25!




4 New Basketball Videos – Drills, Shooting, and Post Play

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 17, 2014

We have just released 4 new basketball videos featuring Jamion Christian (Mt. St. Mary’s Head Coach), Barry Hecker (former Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers Assistant Coach), and Adrian Dantley (Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, 1977 NBA Rookie of the Year;
6x NBA All Star; 2x NBA Scoring Champion)!

Open Practive with Jamion Cristian In-Season "Mayhem" Skill Development Drills
In this video you will learn how to:
Create an up-tempo, face-paced practice that translates into game time
Improve help defense when running half court man-to-man
Improve agility, speed, and hand-eye coordination
   
In this video you will learn how to:
Use the pick and roll to create 3-point shots and opportunities to attack the rim
Run five different skill development series that work on every offensive fundamental your players need to be successful shooting the 3 or attacking the rim
Use Mt. St. Mary’s Mayhem Offense philosophy to develop players’ skills based around the 3-point shot and attacking the rim
   
   
Creating the Perfect Jump Shot Deceloping the Undersized Post Player
In this video you will learn how to:
Build a great foundation for shooting the basketball with this inventive workout
Develop better footwork for proper balance and efficient pivots
Automate details like “fingers on the seams” and ball rotation to improve shooting accuracy
Refine your shot technique with a variety of warm up shooting drills
   
In this video you will learn how to:
Develop an unstoppable hook shot to score against taller players
Drill the footwork necessary to be a versatile scoring threat in the post
Utilize a wide variety of moves to score in the post based on how the defender guards you
Put your defender on their heels using the “six inch step”
   




Improve During the Season with 3 New Basketball Videos!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 10, 2014

Here we have 3 new basketball videos featuring 3 phenomenal coaches that can help athletes and coaches get better! These videos include instruction from Frank Allocco, former National High School Coach of the Year; Pat Skerry, Towson University Head Coach; and Charles Glotta, Fort Zumwalt North (MO) Head Boys Basketball Coach.

Frank Allocco: Disadvantage Drills for Building Your Team
Develop players who think quicker, make better decisions and exhibit greater confidence and composure under pressure
Learn how to turn defensive pressure into offensive advantage
Discover 12 “disadvantage drills” that will improve players’ decision-making skills and give them confidence to be successful against adversity
   
   
Four Phase Skill Decelopment Practice
Learn how to break down drills into packaged sets that are associated with different aspects of the game
Get four packaged drill sets aimed at reinforcing various elements of any offensive and defensive system
Develop better on-ball defenders—guard or post—with 1v1 breakdown drills
Train players to effectively attack the paint and find open teammates
   
   
Innovative Ball Handling Drills for Building Explosive Guards
Learn how to develop core strength and balance while practicing essential ballhandling skills
Maximize practice time by incorporating ballhandling with agility training
Learn how to utilize PVC pipe, speed ladders, chairs and skill stations to decrease your turnovers
   




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