By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Learn how to improve your team’s defense with Frank Allocco, the head basketball coach at De La Salle High School and the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game West Squad Head Coach. Coach Allocco’s 3 on 2 Earn Your Way Off Drillwill teach your defensive players the importance of communication and defensive rotations in disadvantage situations. Playing in an outnumbered situation creates athletes to think quicker, make better decisions and exhibit greater confidence and composure.
3 on 2 Earn Your Way Off Drill
Set-up and Sequence:
Place three offensive players around the perimeter with two defensive players in a stack situation.
The only way you earn your way off defense is to get a stop.
If one of the offensive players misses a shot and a defender gets the rebound, the defender is off defense and the offensive player moves to defense.
The ball is checked and the offense plays to score. If the offense scores, they stay on offense.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
2x State Championship Coach, Frank Allocco, provides you with a full-court drill that starts as a 2 on 1 and progresses to 5 on 5. This is a high tempo and competitive exercise that you can use in your practices.
Progressive Drill: 2 on 1 to 5 on 5
Drill Summary: This drill starts with a free throw. Inbound the ball before each trip down the court. Keep score for each trip and you can add additional point opportunities for rebounds, deflections, turnovers, etc.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Frank Allocco was the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game West Squad Head Coach, and he will show you how to get your players to make the most of your fast breaks. For the offensive aspect of the fast break, your players will learn to drive to the basket quickly and work together to score more points.
Fastbreak with Trailer
Drill Setup: This drill involves 4 players, 2 on 2, and starts at halfcourt. One offensive player starts with the ball and their teammate is in the opposite corner close to the baseline. There is a defender on the ball and another defender starting in a trail position.
Athlete Movement: The drill starts with the ball handler driving against the defender with the trailer sprinting to protect the hoop. The other offensive player’s job is to find an open area by the basket for a layup.
The offensive player with the ball must attack quickly to the basket.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Frank Allocco is the only coach in California history to take two schools to a state title. Allocco recently had the opportunity to be the Head Coach for the West Squad in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game. Watch as he uses on-court demonstration to show you how he has his players’ handle both the offensive and defensive side of a fast break. Coach Allocco provides you with excellent insight to get your players’ mindset ready for success.
Fastbreak 1 on 1
Drill Setup: Two players start at halfcourt, one on offense and one on defense, and they go through a 1 on 1 fast break.
Athlete Movements: The offensive player’s job is to get to the rim, while the defensive player is responsible for keeping the ball out of the middle.
Teaching Points: Communication = Concentration: get your players to call out what they are doing in order to emphasize the skill. Encourage players to drive between the backboard.
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.
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
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
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