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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!

Key Tips and Drills for Attacking Zone Offenses

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

With Rutgers University head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice as your guide, learn how to maximize your zone offense efficiency and train your players how to become instinctive to attacking zone defenses. The goal here is that after mastering these drills, your players should become better players against zone. Plus, they’ll be able to read defenses better and react to them, making them complete players for any system.

4 on 3 Passing

Efficient passing is a necessity when it comes to attacking the zone. As a team, you want to attack the paint, collapse the defense, and then finish the play from there. While this is a great passing drill for anything really, it is especially helpful for reading the defense. For coach Rice, if Rutgers is about to play a zone team, this is the drill that the squad starts out practice with. It gets players to keep their heads up, make ball fakes, play low, and understand who is open.

Four players start out on the blocks and elbows and three other players begin in the middle of the paint. One defender is closing out to the ball, and the other two players play how they want but must get in the passing lanes. The only rule is that the defense has to play the ball and be active. Coach Rice often implements the rule that after eight passes, if the defense deflects the ball, they put a point on the board.


Gap Shooting

Start with three lines of players around the arc. The drill begins with a pass to an adjacent player, he makes a shot fake or ball fake, and then immediately gets into a gap. Coach Rice will often use coaches or even chairs so that players can effectively get into the gaps.

Next, players will kick out the ball to an adjacent player. From there, players can either fade and pivot or go behind their teammate from there. Once the ball gets to that third player, he/she will shoot it. A coach will also have a ball on the side and will pass to the middle player for a shot. The only person that doesn’t get a shot here is the player who started the drill.

Tips for Zone Offense: Don’t be lined up exactly where the defense lines up. Remember, a possession in basketball comes down to whether your guys can make better decisions than the opposing players. You do this through drills so it eventually becomes instinctive.

The drill eventually moves into “Next Pass Shooting.” Any of the three offensive players can start out the drill this time. But this time, there’s only one penetration, then a shot fake, a next pass, another pass, and shot. According to Coach Rice, sometimes we over-penetrate, so we need to practice making the drive and short kick.


The previous clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Mike Rice: Zone Offense and Zone Concepts.” To check out more videos focusing on zone basketball, simply head over to our basketball library.

7 New Basketball DVDs Now Available!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New basketball DVDs featuring John Chaney, Mike Rice, Danny Sancomb, Joe Mihalich and Steph Wood.

John Chaney: Discipline, Vision and Coaching Wisdom

  • Gain insight from one of the greatest college coaches of all-time
  • Learn how to develop language with your players
  • Put your players in a position that eliminates their liabilities

Mike Rice: Zone Offense and Zone Concepts

  • Negate athleticism and shred any zone defense with multiple sets and plays
  • Make your players instinctively react to zone defense
  • Intense drills that make players more skillful
  • Get easy baskets with four inbounds plays designed specifically for zone defense

Perimeter Play and Skill Development to Control the Game

  • Discover the drills that will get your guards into attack mode
  • Improve your teams skill-set with Coach Sancomb’s “Moves on the Move Drill”
  • Unleash three ways to provide your team with more perimeter scoring

Switching Man Defenses

  • Take your opponent out of their offense
  • Improve player communication and team trust
  • Improve ball pressure and team defense

Advanced Basketball Drills for Women: Point Guard

  • Develop the skills you need to raise your play to the next level
  • Over 30 drills and variations designed to become a well-rounded point guard
  • Develop a point guard who is a leader on the court
  • Featuring Ticha Penicheiro, LA Sparks (WNBA) point guard; 4x WNBA All-Star, the WNBA’s all-time leader in assists (2,178) and steals (685)

Advanced Basketball Drills for Women: Post

  • Develop the skill set needed to become a post player at the next level
  • Teach the post player how to score in the low, mid, and high post
  • Over 20 drills designed to become an elite offensive player and lockdown defender

Advanced Basketball Drills for Women: Wing

  • Know exactly what you need to do to take your skill set to the next level
  • Learn to score off the dribble and off of the catch
  • Over 20 drills and variations designed to become an elite offensive player and lock-down defender

Purchase the Advanced Basketball Drills for Women 3-Pack and SAVE $15!

    New Basketball DVDs featuring Jim Larranaga, Lawrence Frank, & Mike Rice!

    By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010

    We have recently released four new basketball DVDs featuring Jim Larranaga (George Mason), Lawrence Frank (Boston Celtics), and Mike Rice (Rutgers)!  Check out these new DVDs to take your program to the top!

    All-Access George Mason Basketball Practice
    Jim Larranaga: 3 Zone Offenses to Beat Any Zone Defense
    Lawrence Frank: Close Out Defense and Pick & Roll Offense
    Mike Rice: Re-Screening Motion Offense


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