with Danny Manning, Wake Forest University Head Coach;
former University of Tulsa Head Coach; 2014 Conference USA Champions, 2014 Conference USA Coach of the Year;
distinguished member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2008; former University of Kansas Assistant Coach under Bill Self, 2x NCAA Champion coach and player,
NABC Player of the Year; No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft; 2x NBA All Star; 1998 NBA Sixth Man of the Year; member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Mens Basketball Team Bronze Medal
Sit in on live practices featuring distinguished member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and former Bill Self assistant, Danny Manning. Throughout Coach Mannings practices you will see individual defense, the 221 threequarter court press, offensive sets out of a 14 high, transition game and more. And, great attention to detail!
The Wake Forest coaching staff begins with the basics, both defensively and offensively. Proper technique for defensive movements and an attention to detail on offense is emphasized. Defensively, Coach Manning and his staff work on slides, making sure each player is low to the ground and making explosive movements. Closeout techniques are also taught. The Concepts drill reviews five of the core principles of mantoman defense. This drill works on closeouts, defensive stance, denying the pointtowing pass, fronting the post and reacting to the dribble while in help.
Offensively, the Demon Deacons review their sets out of a 14 high alignment. In a 5on0 setting, players walk through the plays without the distraction of dribbling the ball without intent. Coach Manning teaches strategy not only in terms of steps A, B, C, but also challenges players to recognize how to make defenses move to their advantage. His staff emphasizes the timing of cuts, the use of screens and the footwork involved with each play. This thorough review works on a wide variety of reads out of each play.
The disc concludes with team strength and performance training in the weight room. The Demon Deacons strength coach meets with the coaching staff to show how the team is expending energy and the impact of recovery days on strength and performance workouts.
Coach Manning and the Wake Forest staff spend a significant amount of time working on their 221 34 court press, which drops back into a 23 zone. Youll see the press breaker the Demon Deacons run against this type of zone pressure. You will also see how Manning runs press breakers against mantoman full court pressure and mantoman sideline outofbounds 34court pressure.
Defensively, Coach Manning uses breakdown drills to work on defending specific offensive actions like dribble handoffs and staggered double screens. In the Shell Drill, the Demon Deacons learn how to take away front cuts and react to baseline dribble penetration. In this 4on4 drill the team reviews how to defend back screens and flare screens. You will see a great drill for working on blitzing or doubleteaming ball screens.
The Wake Forest coaching staff ensures the team gets plenty of shots up in the Hurricane Drill, a fastpaced transition shooting drill that uses multiple basketballs. On the offensive end, the team is broken down into guards and post players for skill development drills. While the forwards work on scoring off front pivots and reverse pivots, the guards work on coming off ball screens and pin downs. From here its all about learning to work as a team. Starting from a boxout situation, the team runs through plays 5on0 at the other end. Watch as Coach Mannings team competes in 3team and 2team scrimmages. In the final segment of the practice, youll see how Coach Manning works on baseline outofbounds versus mantoman defense.
In this light practice session, the team uses t