with Matt Bollant,
University of Illinois Head Womens Basketball Coach;
former University of WisconsinGreen Bay Head Womens Basketball Coach;
4x Horizon League Coach of the Year 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008;
backtoback 30 win seasons 201012; Kay Yow National Coach of the Year 2011
Learn proven techniques and drills to improve your teams focus, effort and competitiveness. Green Bay Head Coach Matt Bollant shows you how he builds the Phoenix offensive and defensive systems in a live practice setting.
Bollants practice starts with a 50 offensive shell drill and several drills to teach players to cut, communicate, and play with poise on the offensive end and in their primary and secondary breaks.
He uses a rapid fire drill for practicing high percentage game shots out of the Phoenix offense. This is followed by full court 2on2, 3on3, and blockholdrelease drills which emphasize offensive fundamentals in the halfcourt game and the primary and secondary break. These drills are a great way to help your players make mental transitions during games and to get your players brains flowing.
Teach your players how to be aggressive using full court blood drills to build an attack mentality in the open court. Pick up defensive fundamentals with a 3on3 Cut Throat Drill that emphasizes closing out low, communicating with teammates offensively and defensively, being in a triple threat position, utilizing the jump stop, and making sure his players do not use a butt ball action.
The defensive emphasis continues as Bollant teaches closeouts inside the V. He uses a 1on1 drill to demonstrate how to square up to a defender off the closeout. He puts an emphasis on teaching high hands, long and low first step, and making sure you dont open the gate. Youll also see a 4on3 passing drill to teach defenders how to communicate and pressure the ball while making your opponent think about their next pass.
The practice session ends with variations of 4on4 shell drill. Bollant takes you through his layers of shell to teach his players the cutting and screening action of their motion offense. He uses 4on4 and 5on5 shell to create a tough practice mentality and for game preparation on both the offensive and defensive end of the court. You will learn how to build solid defensive principles and pressure, how to create good help side defense and help the helper action, and how to move and think without the ball. Coach finishes up his practice with 3 Ways Drill to put it all together.
Get practice ideas to get your players to think quicker and play faster.
97 minutes. 2012.
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