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Top Teams in 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are Championship Productions’ Authors!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The NCAA D-I Men’s Basketball Tournament officially tips off on Tuesday when the “First Four” games will kick off this year’s tourney. We are excited to see who will emerge as this year’s Cinderella, and also find out which team will claim the title! Championship Productions has had the privilege of working with 40 of the coaches in this year’s field, including the coaches of all four 1-seeds and 11/12 of the top 3 seeds! Now, you can gain knowledge and instruction from some of the best coaches in men’s college basketball. Below is a list of the tournament coaches we have worked with. Check out the world class list of Championship Productions’ authors and what their teams accomplished this year, and click on the coaches’ names to see more information about their products:

#1 seed: Kentucky Wildcats – Head Coach, John Calipari – (34-0) SEC regular season champions, SEC Tournament champions.
#1 seed: Villanova Wildcats – Head Coach, Jay Wright – (32-2) Big East regular season champions, Big East Tournament champions.
#1 seed: Duke Blue Devils – Head Coach, Mike Krzyzewski – (29-4) ACC runner-ups.
#1 seed: Wisconsin Badgers – Head Coach, Bo Ryan – (31-3) Big Ten regular season champions, Big Ten Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Arizona Wildcats – Head Coach, Sean Miller – (31-3) Pac-12 regular season champions, Pac-12 Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Gonzaga Bulldogs – Head Coach, Mark Few – (32-2) WCC regular season champions, WCC Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Kansas Jayhawks – Head Coach, Bill Self – (26-8) Big 12 regular season champions.
#3 seed: Iowa State Cyclones – Head Coach, Fred Hoiberg – (25-8) Big 12 runner-ups. Big 12 Tournament champions.
#3 seed: Baylor Bears – Head Coach, Scott Drew – (24-9) 4th place Big 12.
#3 seed: Oklahoma Sooners – Head Coach, Lon Kruger – (22-10) 3rd place Big 12.
#3 seed: Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Head Coach, Mike Brey – (29-5) 3rd place ACC, ACC Tournament champions.
#4 seed: North Carolina Tar Heels – Head Coach, Roy Williams – (24-11) 5th place ACC.
#4 seed: Louisville Cardinals – Head Coach, Rick Pitino – (24-8) 4th place ACC.
#5 seed: West Virginia Mountaineers – Head Coach, Bob Huggins – (23-9) 5th place Big 12.
#5 seed: Arkansas Razorbacks – Head Coach, Mike Anderson – (26-8) SEC runner-ups.
#5 seed: Northern Iowa Panthers – Head Coach, Ben Jacobson – (30-3) MVC runner-ups, MVC Tournament champions.
#6 seed: Xavier Musketeers – Head Coach, Chris Mack – (21-13) 6th place Big East.
#6 seed: SMU Mustangs – Head Coach, Larry Brown – (27-6) AAC regular season champions, AAC Tournament champions.
#7 seed: Wichita State Shockers – Head Coach, Gregg Marshall – (28-4) MVC regular season champions.
#7 seed: VCU Rams – Head Coach, Shaka Smart – (26-9) 4th place A-10, A-10 Tournament champions.
#7 seed: Michigan State Spartans – Head Coach, Tom Izzo – (23-11) 3rd place Big Ten.
#7 seed: Iowa Hawkeyes – Head Coach, Fran McCaffery – (21-11) 4th place Big Ten.
#8 seed: Cincinnati Bearcats – Head Coach, Mick Cronin – (22-10) 4th place AAC.
#8 seed: Oregon Ducks – Head Coach, Dana Altman – (25-9) 3rd place Pac-12.
#8 seed: NC State Wolfpack – Head Coach, Mark Gottfried – (20-13) 7th place ACC.
#9 seed: Purdue Boilermakers – Head Coach, Matt Painter – (21-12) 5th place Big Ten.
#9 seed: Oklahoma State Cowboys – Head Coach, Travis Ford – (18-13) 7th place Big 12.
#10 seed: Indiana Hoosiers – Head Coach, Tom Crean – (20-13) 7th place Big Ten.
#10 seed: Davidson Wildcats – Head Coach, Bob McKillop – (24-7) A-10 regular season champions.
#10 seed: Georgia Bulldogs – Head Coach, Mark Fox – (21-11) 4th place SEC.
#11 seed: BYU Cougars – Head Coach, Dave Rose – (25-9) 2nd place WCC.
#11 seed: Boise State Broncos – Head Coach, Leon Rice – (25-8) Mountain West regular season champions.
#11 seed: Dayton Flyers – Head Coach, Archie Miller – (25-8) 2nd place A-10.
#11 seed: UCLA Bruins – Head Coach, Steve Alford – (20-13) 4th place Pac-12.
#11 seed: Ole Miss Rebels – Head Coach, Andy Kennedy – (20-12) 6th place SEC.
#12 seed: Stephen F. Austin – Head Coach, Brad Underwood – (29-4) Southland regular season champions, Southland Tournament champions.
#12 seed: Wyoming Cowboys – Head Coach, Larry Shyatt – (25-9) 4th place MWC, MWC Tournament champions.
#14 seed: UAB Blazers – Head Coach, Jerod Haase – (19-15) 5th place Conference USA, Conference USA Tournament champions.
#16 seed: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers – Head Coach, Cliff Ellis – (24-9) 3rd place Big South, Big South Tournament champions.
#16 seed: Robert Morris Colonials – Head Coach, Andrew Toole – (19-14) 2nd place NEC, NEC Tournament champions.

Top Teams in 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament are Championship Productions’ Authors!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The NCAA D-I Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off March 20! This is an exciting time of the year for women’s basketball and we are looking forward to the games.  We would like to point out that we have worked with coaches on some of the top teams in the tournament, and all together Championship Productions’ authors are on 11 of these teams! Athletes, parents, and coaches, you can learn from some of the best coaches in women’s college basketball. Check out the world class list of Championship Productions’ authors and what their teams accomplished this year, and click on the coaches’ names to see more information about their products:

#1 seed: Connecticut Huskies – Head Coach, Geno Auriemma – (32-1) AAC regular season champions, AAC Tournament champions.
#1 seed: Maryland Terrapins – Head Coach, Brenda Frese – (30-2) Big Ten regular season champions, Big Ten Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Tennessee Lady Vols – Head Coach, Holly Warlick – (27-5) SEC regular season champions.
#3 seed: Louisville Cardinals – Head Coach, Jeff Walz – (25-6) 3rd place ACC.
#4 seed: Duke Blue Devils – Head Coach, Joanne Palombo-McCallie – (21-10) 5th place ACC.
#4 seed: Stanford Cardinal – Head Coach, Tara VanDerveer – (24-9) 3rd place Pac-12, Pac-12 Tournament champions.
#5 seed: Oklahoma Sooners – Head Coach, Sherri Coale – (20-11) 2nd place Big 12.
#8 seed: Rutgers Scarlet Knights – Head Coach, C. Vivian Stringer – (22-9) 5th place Big Ten.
#8 seed: Syracuse Orange – Head Coach, Quentin Hillsman – (21-9) 4th place ACC.
#9 seed: DePaul Blue Demons – Head Coach, Doug Bruno – (26-7) Big East regular season co-champions, Big East Tournament champions.
#10 seed: Iowa State Cyclones – Head Coach, Bill Fennelly – (18-12) 5th place Big 12.

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)

2 New Basketball Videos featuring World Renowned Trainer, Micah Lancaster!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, February 10, 2014

Learn the basics behind creating separation between you and the defender with World Renowned Skill Development Trainer, Micah Lancaster. Lancaster has experience training some of the top basketball players in the world including Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade! Once you master the basics or you are looking for a challenge, step up to the advanced moves presented in Lancaster’s 2nd video.


Eight Separations for Youth Players

The Eight Separations for Youth Players

  • Learn how to separate from your defender to create driving lanes, attack the rim and get better looks at the basket

  • Discover the essential skill of separation from world renowned skill development trainer Micah Lancaster who trained elite athletes like Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Evan Turner and Ben McLemore

  • Learn how to protect the basketball while attacking the rim for a layup or creating an open jump shot


Eight Separations for Advanced Players 

 The Eight Separatiosn for Advanced Players

  • Bring world renowned skill development trainer Micah Lancaster to your gym

  • Learn some of the skills Micah has developed in elite players like Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Evan Turner and Ben McLemore

  • Discover extraordinary ways to drill the skills you need to be successful as a player or coach


Purchase the Creating Separation with the Ball 2-Pack and SAVE $10!

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!


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