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New All Access Kentucky & Dematha High School Basketball DVDs!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011

New All Access Basketball DVDs featuring John Calipari and Mike Jones!

All Access Kentucky Basketball Practice (2010-11) with John Calipari

Watch as John Calipari prepares his young team for the 2010-11 season which included a run into the NCAA Final Four. In this All Access DVD, Coach Calipari reveals everything he teaches and drills to get the Wildcats into an aggressive, attacking mindset on both the defensive and offensive ends of the floor. With this video set, Coach Calipari breaks down every drill in more detail than ever before to teach his team how to play the right way!

All Access DeMatha Catholic High School Basketball Practice

Mike Jones and Alan Stein bring to you an all access look at the DeMatha basketball program. Coach Jones, a former DeMatha player and assistant coach under basketball Hall of Famer Morgan Wootten, shows why DeMatha is one of the top high school basketball programs in the nation. Learn DeMatha’s entire system- offense, defense, drills, warm-ups, and conditioning – all in one DVD series (3-discs that include over 5 hours)!

Interested in multiple All Access DVDs? Purchase any 3 (or more) All Access Basketball Practice DVDs for only $99.99 each. Enter promo code AA99BB at checkout to redeem savings!




WIN a Basketball Signed by Derrick Rose, John Calipari and Rod Strickland!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011

Submit your favorite drill of play to info@championshipproductions.com and you will be entered for a chance to win a basketball signed by Derrick Rose, John Calipari and Rod Strickland!

The winner will be announced July 15! Good luck!




6 Effective Shooting Drills Designed for Point Guards

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This week’s player development feature focuses on ways that point guards can hone their shooting skills. With 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose and University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari as your guides, follow along and discover six effective shooting drills that are easy to implement and have been used at every level of basketball.

Remember, an elite point guard must learn to play fast and yet still be in balance and have the skills to gather themselves and make shots. Learn the techniques through these easy workouts that Calipari and Rose used frequently while at Memphis.

Transition Shooting Drills

According to Calipari, if you’re going to play fast and be able to attack the rim, you need to gather yourself and still shoot the ball (often with a one-dribble pull up). It’s important to make big steps as a point guard. This is key for any player in order to get necessary separation from defenders. By having great separation, defenders now need to close out to guard you. As they close out, you can now beat them and become an effective point guard. Remember, the goal here is that you’re looking to score and create for your teammates.

Start these transition shooting drills at half court with the ball. Throw the ball to your  coach in front of you and then run to the top of the arc before anticipating a pass back from your coach. Catch the ball and take a shoot at the top of the arc. After the shot, the player will then jog back to the half court line and then run to the top of the arc again before receiving a pass before another shot at the arc, and so on.

This drill should go through three sequences and produce three shots per player at the top of the arc.

1. Jog and shot.

2. Sprint and shot.

3. Big steps and shot.

Keep in mind that by using those big steps, it’s one less step to get where you need to go. You’ll be faster ultimately with those bigger strides.

 

Big Steps from Baseline

In these big steps drills, players should start out in the paint under the basket and facing away from the hoop. Drill techniques include “Flat”, “Curl to Elbow”, and “Fade.”

Flat

Start under the basket facing out. Make a fake to one side and then come off to the wing area behind the three-point arc with big steps. Catch and shoot in full stride.

Curl to Elbow

Here, instead of flying out to the wing area, the player should curl to the near elbow before catching and shooting.

Fade

Finally, make your fake before fading into the near corner for the shot.

Always use big steps with all three drills. This will ensure you’ll never be out of balance. Also, you must set-up your defender at the start. Get the defender on your hip and then by using big steps, you can create space to be effective. Keep in mind that you need to have space to catch the ball, give a ball-fake and then have time to shoot the ball or drive it.

 

The follow clips can be found on the Championship Productions DVD “MVP Training: Basic Point Guard Skills & Drills” starring 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose and University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari. Check out additional videos featuring Coach Calipari in our extensive library.




Derrick Rose Honored as the NBA’s MVP!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Derrick Rose has been named the Most Valuable Player in the NBA! At 22 years old, Rose will be the youngest player to ever win the prestigious award. Rose averaged 25 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds this season, leading the Bulls to a 62-20 regular season record and a number one seed in the playoffs.  Rose joins an elite group of players with this exceptional honor and Championship Productions would like to congratulate Derrick on this outstanding accomplishment. We are honored to say we worked with  Derrick and Coach Calipari on the instructional basketball DVD MVP Training: Point Guard Skills & Drills Series with Derrick Rose




Championship Productions Wins Telly Award!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Friday, April 22, 2011

Championship Productions is honored to announce it has received another Telly by winning the Bronze Award for the production of MVP Training: Basic Point Guard Skills & Drills by John Calipari and Derrick Rose. The Telly’s honor the finest video productions created for film, television and the web. This is Championship Productions’ fifth Telly award in six years.  These awards are the result of great teamwork and dedication. For more information regarding this wonderful video check out: MVP Training: Point Guard Skills & Drills Series with Derrick Rose




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