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Improve Your Shot with Time-Test Instruction & the iC3 Shot Trainer!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Learn techniques and progressions to develop your shot and become a serious scoring threat! You will pick up tips and see demonstrations from world class instructors such as Billy Donovan, Sherri Coale, Fran Fraschilla, Ganon Baker & many more. Build confidence in your shot today and score more points in your next game!

AAU Basketball Skills Series: Shooting Technique and Workout DrillsAAU Coaching Girls Basketball Series: Progressions for Building Your ShotAAU Coaching Boys Basketball Series: Shooting Mechanics and DrillsGanon Baker: 20 Shooting Drills for the Lost Art of the Jump Shot


Becoming a Champion Basketball Player: Jackie Stiles' 1,000 Shots Workout RoutineTeaching Kids to Shoot: A Guide for Parents and CoachesRick Barry's Fundamentals for Becoming a Great ShooterShooting

Basketball Shot Trainer

Brand New All Access DVDs featuring the Top Basketball Coaches in the World!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Get a complete look at some of the best coaches in across the world such as Geno Auriemma, Billy Donovan, Mark Gottfried, and Mike Rice.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see hours of exceptional games, practices and meetings. Take a look at these world class Basketball DVD:

All Access Basketball Practice with Geno Auriemma (2011-2012) 

  • Watch eight-time National Coach of the Year Geno Auriemma coach his team through five up-tempo practices
  • See how Coach Auriemma organizes his practices and designs his drills to fit his team’s style of play
  • Over 13 hours of fast-paced practices featuring individual skill work and offensive and defensive systems

All Access Florida Basketball Practice with Billy Donovan

  • Three live practices with 2x NCAA Champion Billy Donovan!
  • Use quick moving drills that reinforce fundamentals while getting players into shape at the at the start of the season
  • Learn how to run your offense while using the post to effectively create open shots
  • Learn to guard common offensive looks in a 4-on-4 shell situation

All Access NC State Basketball Practice with Mark Gottfried

  • Create break-down drills that emphasize 2-man/3-man interaction that equates to specific movements involved within the overall offensive scheme
  • Develop a shooting routine that will help your players develop proper footwork, form, and fundamentals to make them a better shooter
  • Incorporate an individual skill development session that involves core skill sets that translate into game action
  • Run defensive shell drill to teach multiple aspects of team defense
  • Install a 2-3 zone that is simple to play but hard to score against
  • Implement a strength and conditioning program to build muscular endurance, conditioning, and core strength
  • Plan an efficient practice down to the very minute

All Access Rutgers Basketball Practice with Mike Rice

  • Execute the Screen / Re-screen offensive system that details a screen the screen action for open layups and jump shots
  • Build a complete defensive mindset that involves defensive close-out technique, sideline/baseline emphasis, jumping to the ball, and help and recover responsibilities
  • Execute the Scarlet Knight Zone package
  • Break down segments of the offensive and defensive systems into 2-, 3-, and 4-man drills in order to isolate specific movements and teaching points critical to the overall scheme

We have more than 45 All Access Basketball DVDs in our huge library!

New AAU Basketball Series featuring Billy Donovan!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, October 19, 2012

Billy Donovan, University of Florida Men’s Head Basketball Coach, delivers a unique opportunity for aspiring basketball players, parents and coaches. Now you can learn shooting and jumping mechanics and other developmental skills, all while building strong relationships with your team.  See what 2X NCAA Championship Coach, Billy Donovan, and his staff have to offer you in these world class Basketball DVDs:

AAU Basketball Skills Series: Shooting Technique and Workout Drills

  • Get coached by the 2010 John Wooden ‘Legend’s of Coaching’ award-winner
  • Correct your shooting mistakes and learn to shoot the ball accurately – even when you’re tired
  • Develop your shot off the dribble, off the catch and off of a pivot
  • Increase your playing time by becoming a great shooter!

AAU Basketball Skills Series: Billy Donovan’s Father and Son Workout

  • A great way to spend time with your son or daughter while helping them to develop the skills they need to be a successful basketball player
  • Discover challenging break down drills to develop shooting, defense, and ball handling
  • Learn simple shooting drills that will perfect form and improve range
  • Use combination drills to simultaneously improve ball handling skills and practice game shots at game speed

AAU Basketball Skills Series: Increasing Your Vertical Jump

  • Learn the exercises that will give you the biggest bang-for-your-buck to increase vertical jump and power output
  • Get a vertical jump training workout that Billy Donovan uses with his incoming freshman
  • Learn the correct techniques and form needed to safely execute each weight lifting and plyometric drill

Check out some other great AAU Basketball Coaching DVDs from our massive collection!

New Basketball DVDs Featuring Tom Izzo and Billy Donovan!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, December 2, 2011

We have just released two new Basketball DVDs featuring Tom Izzo and Billy Donovan.  Both are legendary college basketball coaches.  These two Basketball DVDs are titled:

Tom Izzo: Man-to-Man Offense and Counters to Crush Defensive Adjustments 

  • Learn three offenses to attack man-to-man pressure — regardless of your team’s size
  • See how to get the ball to your best offensive player
  • Learn various entry passes into each offense to counter defensive pressure
  • Help your players “read and react” to confuse the defense

All-Access Skill Development & Conditioning Drills with Billy Donovan 

  • Learn all of the agility, conditioning and skill development drills that have taken the Gators to the top
  • Discover agility drills to improve your athlete’s ability to force, pressure and contain the basketball
  • See small-group defense instruction to stop your opponent from driving to the hoop
  • See a Gator weight lifting session

Additional Best Selling Insutrction featuring Tom Izzo and Billy Donovan:

All Access Michigan State Basketball with Tom Izzo
Tom Izzo: Winning Dead Ball Situations
Tom Izzo’s ‘Basketball Smorgasbord’ of Drills and Basketball Wisdom
Tom Izzo: Dominating Rebounding & Man-to-Man Defensive Drills

Billy Donovan: The Spread Pick & Roll Offense
Billy Donovan: Mastering the Full-Court Match-Up Press
Billy Donovan: 10 Aggressive Transition & Conditioning Drills
Billy Donovan: Competitive Drills for Player Development

Key Concepts and Strategies for the Spread Pick and Roll Offense

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan is one of the game’s top visionaries when it comes to the pick & roll offense. The concept was in place when a Donovan-led Florida program won back-to-back NCAA titles in 2006 and 2007 and has proven to be quite effective at the high school, college, and professional levels.

Watch as Coach Donovan discusses the overall background, key concepts and important techniques to the offense, including the flat pick & roll (which offers multiple opportunities to score in a half-court setting). Plus, catch a breakdown of the offense and plays in action 5-on-5 and see what you can take away from this exclusive look with one of the game’s most respected coaches.

Pick & Roll Concepts

Some of the hardest things to guard in the game of basketball are ball screens and pick and roll action. At Florida, Coach Donovan has featured a few big guys that are quite talented and can catch and pass with the best of them. Any time that you are running pick and roll action, it’s key to have a big guy that can pass, catch and also step back and shoot three-pointers. Under this concept, the big guys need to roll to the basket or roll toward the baseline where they can hit that 15-foot jumper or create something off the dribble.

Everything done here is also based out of spacing and trying to take advantage of the way our pick & rolls are being guarded. For the offensive breakdown, Coach Donovan likes to work backwards and first runs through three main ways that the pick & rolls can be defended:

1) You’ll get a hard show or trap

2) You’ll get a switch

3) The opposition will back off or go under the screen to keep the ball out of the lane.

Once you go through a bunch of pick and rolls through the game, you’ll get a good feel for how they are being defended. Therefore, you need actions in your pick and rolls to take advantage of how the opposition is playing them.


Flat Pick and Roll

First, we want the floor to be extremely spaced. Next, we want the wings to go down to the dead corner to start out. The screener starts off above the three-point line and angles his body with the pick. Players will then move based on when the screener moves off.

The first screen is a ball screen between the top of the key and mid-court. We will take the screener and turn him facing the opposite basket. How far he comes out is based on where and how the point guard is being defended. He’s got to give the guy with the ball one step so he can make a move. Note: This is perfect for teams who have their best player as the PG and he’s getting constantly pressured and hounded. It’s also a great way to relieve pressure so he can go off either way.

So in review, the screener comes up and makes a back screen for the point guard. Once this happens, the PG has the entire floor to work with now.

The goal here is to get two guys on the ball as much as possible. If this happens, our PG has done this job. Now, we are looking to play four against their three in this situation.

Next, there’s a drive down the lane and the option for a pitch out for the three. The guy on the baseline also must make a read. It’s his job to get open. Also, if a player gets the ball to the middle of the floor or paint area, his done his job. That’s the last place the defense wants the ball. So if your player gets in the middle, all other players must work to get open.

Meanwhile, if the ball gets to the man in the corner, there is the opportunity for an immediate post up. We can now throw the ball up top and get right back in it as well. Remember, the screen starts at the FT line. Move and get open and make the game easy for each other.


Pick and Roll in Action

Watch players running the offense now as Coach Donovan provides some key tips along the way. Players should drive the ball down the lane right away. Someone will top you but the game is easier now that you’re in the paint. Drive the ball down the middle and then make a play.

It’s key that players don’t always pass directly into the corner on the 4-on-3. Get the ball into the middle of the paint every time. Meanwhile, off-ball players must read the play and get open.

For the screener, right when you set the screen up top, roll towards the basket and not backwards (where you’ll be a non-threat). The screener must get back into the play quickly after the screen. Also, the PG must make effective use of the screen by rubbing right off his man.


The clips above can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Billy Donovan: The Spread Pick & Roll Offense.” To check out additional videos featuring Coach Donovan, click here.


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