By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Although known as a basketball innovator with his Dribble Drive Attack Offense, Vance Walberg shows a couple of time-tested and proven drills that many coaches will recognize in this edition of the newsletter. However, with the Scramble Drill, Coach Walberg shows that it truly is the “little things” – the concepts and details – that lead to success of the Dribble Drive or any offense.
Player Movements: This drill has commonly been called 11-Man Break, and is a continuous 3-on-2 drill that begins with 3 offensive players attacking 2 defenders. When the shot is taken by the offense, the rebound is up for grabs by any of the 5 players. The player that secures the rebound will make an outlet pass to the first player in the outlet line on his side and the drill continues.
Teaching Points: Watch how Coach Walberg incorporates principles of his Dribble Drive Attack Offense by emphasizing where players should spot up, move to on penetration, and run lanes with proper spacing.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The ‘Texas Drill’ in this clip is a staple for teaching the mentality that Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach, Vance Walberg, wants to instill in his offense. You will see why 100% effort is demanded at all times as the offense tries to “rack it”, and the defense applies pressure.
Player Movements: The drill begins with a 2-on-1 with a defender chasing. The roles again reverse as the drill goes back 2-on-2.
Drill Tips: Encourage competition and maximum effort throughout this aggressive drill.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Creator of the Innovative Dribble Drive Attack Offense, Vance Walberg, tells you his philosophy of ”3 or Key”, meaning he wants the ball driven into the key and if the defense collapses then the ball should be kicked out for a 3-point shot. Walberg likes the 3-point shot because it can yield a higher Points Per Possession average than the mid-range jumpers.
Overview: The following video clip shows a great 3-point shooting drill that would be great for any coach to incorporate into practices to improve a team’s 3-point shooting, no matter what offensive system is used by that team. Start the exercise with three players at a basket – the shooter, passer, and rebounder. The Bird Drill is challenging, highly competitive, and players will love it!
Player Movements: The shooter will shoot from 5 spots on the floor starting in the corner, and then moving to the wing, then to the top of the key, then the opposite wing and then opposite corner. The shooter must then come back all the way to where he started for a total of 10 spots, and this must all be done within a 2 minute time limit.
Drill Essentials: There’s one big catch to the drill: The shooter must MAKE 2 IN A ROW before advancing to the next spot.
Drill Tips: When the shooter makes it to the opposite corner, he must make 2 sets of 2 shots in a row (it is not necessary to make 4 in a row). If the shooter makes it through all 10 spots, then he will go to the top of the key and make as many 3’s possible in the time remaining.