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In this week’s edition of All-Access, we take you to Durham, North Carolina for an exclusive look at a Duke men’s basketball practice. Watch as head coach Mike Krzyzewski leads his squad through two-man drills, a consistent and instrumental part of Blue Devil basketball practices.
Two-man drills are typically used at the onset of a Duke basketball practice and are aimed at getting players moving around the floor and warmed up before more demanding elements of practice are implemented.
The workouts being performed — which include a variety of fastbreak and transition break segments like baseball passes and stop & dish plays — are influential in developing game-like communication and “real situations” between teammates as well. They are also helpful in sparking player communication and awareness during practices set at odd hours, such as early morning sessions that may find athletes rather groggy.
It’s also a good time for the coaches to talk with the training staff to see if there are any new injuries, updates or other developments with particular athletes. For instance, at this time, Coach K can observe a player early on in the practice who may have a lingering injury and will be able to deduce whether they may be restricted from any upcoming drills or particular activity.
This video is featured in Championship Productions’ DVD “All-Access Duke Basketball Practice with Mike Krzyzewski.” To view more videos featuring Duke men’s basketball and Coach K, click here.
Coach K notched the 880th win of his career to move past the former North Carolina coach and now trails just Bob Knight, who currently holds the Division I men’s basketball record at 902 career wins.
We have recently released a new basketball DVD featuring Mike Krzyzewski titled All Access Duke Basketball Practice: National Championship Season (2009-10). This video series was filmed at the beginning of the 2009-10 season; a season that saw the Duke Blue Devils claim the NCAA National Championship.
One of the things that separates Duke from the pack is how Mike Krzyzewski and his staff effectively personalize their offense and defense to fit their personnel. In this all access DVD package, you will learn the tactics and drills employed by Coach K and his staff to capitalize on the strengths of their personnel.
This DVD set includes:
Mike Krzyzewski won his fourth NCAA championship as the Duke Blue Devils defeated Brad Stevens‘ Butler Bulldogs 61-59 in the 2010 NCAA championship game. Krzyzewski has guided Duke to 8 NCAA championship games, 11 regional championships (Final Four), 12 ACC tournament championships, 12 ACC regular season championships, and 12 elite eights. Coach K has amassed an NCAA record 77 tournament victories and is the sixth men’s basketball coach in NCAA history to reach the 800-win plateau.
Coach K has produced multiple instructional basketball DVDs with Championship Productions, which will help athletes and coaches improve their fundamentals. Check out his DVDs below:
All Access Duke Basketball Practice with Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski: Duke Basketball – Developmental Drills for Point Guards
Mike Krzyzewski: Duke Basketball – Developmental Drills for Post Players
Mike Krzyzewski: Duke Basketball – Agility & Conditioning Drills for Defense
Mike Krzyzewski: Duke Basketball – Developmental Drills for Perimeter Players
Mike Krzyzewski: Duke Basketball – Attacking the Zone
Mike Krzyzewski: Duke Basketball – Breaking the Press