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New All-Access Basketball Practice Featuring the USA Coaching Staff!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We have recently released a Basketball DVD series featuring the USA coaching staff.  The USA coaching staff is preparing the team for the FIBA U16 Championship.  This new seven disc set of All-Access Basketball DVDs is titled:

All Access USA Basketball Practice 

  • Get an inside look into the U16 USA Basketball Team as they build a team from the ground up in an effort to solidify a world championship
  • Learn the 1-4 High Pick & Roll Offense with breakdown drills and counters
  • Build the 2-2-1 Press with all the rotations, adjustments, and defensive drills
  • Learn how the USA coaching staff builds team chemistry and a culture of winning

View more DVDs from Mike Jones and Don Showalter below:

All Access DeMatha Catholic High School Basketball Practice                                                                                                              
The DeMatha Fast Break                                                                                                                                     
Building the DeMatha Team Defense                                                                                                                               
Mike Jones: The DeMatha Flex Offense                                                                                                                
Don Showalter: Full Court Trapping Defensive System                                                                                                                            
Don Showalter: Getting the Most out of Your Practice Sessions

All-Access DeMatha Basketball: Warm-Ups and Closeout Drills

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In the latest edition of All-Access, we take you to Hyattsville, Maryland for a look inside a DeMatha Catholic High School boys’ basketball practice. Watch as head coach Mike Jones leads his team through a number of warm-ups and closeout drills.

This “behind-the-scenes” look gives coaches, parents, and players a glimpse inside one of the nation’s most dominant basketball programs and reveals how practices are organized and conducted. Be sure to see what kind of drills, techniques, concepts and overall tips you can pick up and immediately begin implementing with your own team.

Speed Layups

Two lines are formed, one under each basket. One minute is placed on the clock. Players must dribble hard down the full length of the court and attempt to make as many layups as possible. Coaches are keeping count of the makes for each team. Players look to implement the speed dribble for this drill.

Lines are evened out. The team will first use the right side of the basket before switching over the left. Remember, don’t just dribble next to you. Instead, push the ball out in front of you.


Four Corner Jumpers

For this drill, players dribble up the floor and then pass to a teammate in the corner. That same player gets a pass right back and takes the quick jumper (from about midway between the foul line and the low block. Players go on both sides of the court at the same time.

Be sure that you don’t overrun the rebound. The player who passes it to the shooter must get the rebound and then pass to the next adjacent line in the near corner. First go right side and then go left side. Can you beat 29?


Five-Star Closeout and K-State Closeout

The 5-Star Closeout starts with one player in the lane. At the sound of the whistle, that one player must run out to the nearest offensive player above the arc and close out, getting his hands in the air and playing close-out defense. Then he immediately must sprint back into the lane and now join one other player for another closeout. This time, however, they go to different spots on the court to close out.

Key: Players should communicate and also announce that they have ball or specific positioning. Eventually, the drill builds to five players closing out at once. One player is on the ball and the other guys go to different spots, playing help defense, on the wall, help side defense, etc.

For the K-State Closeout, players cut diagonal across the lane and close out on the ball with their hands out and meet moving. One hand is high and one hand is out. There are two lines with staggered starts. Players must always be moving their feet. After closing out, players make a defensive slide into the corner. Coaches with the ball can also make ball fakes.


The previous clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “All Access DeMatha Catholic High School Basketball Practice.” To check out more All-Access videos in our extensive basketball library, including DVDs featuring John Calipari, Sean Miller, Bob Huggins, and Tom Izzo, click here.

New Basketball DVDs Featuring Mike Jones!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011

This new release of three Basketball DVDs features Mike Jones.  He is the USA basketball national team U16 & U17 Assistant Coach.  The titles of the three Basketball DVDs are:

Building the DeMatha Team Defense 

  • Create intense defensive pressure with great weakside help
  • Learn an effective defensive rotation to stop middle penetration
  • Get 10 defensive drills designed to reinforce fundamental defensive play

Mike Jones: The DeMatha Flex Offense 

  • Learn an innovative approach to the flex offense
  • Create great spacing and utilize both sides of the court
  • Execute the offense to perfection with breakdown drills and counters to any defensive pressure

The DeMatha Fast Break 

  • Learn how to play an up-tempo style with proper fundamentals
  • Condition your team to be able to run for the complete game
  • Covers 13 transition drills to get your team out and running

Purchase these three Basketball DVDs as a set and save $15:

Mike Jones: The DeMatha 3-Pack

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!


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