with Shaka Smart, University of Texas Head Coach;
2016 USA Basketball U18 National Team Head Coach;
former Virginia Commonwealth University Head Coach;
2011 Clarence Gaines National Coach of the Year. 2011 Final Four appearance. Four 27win seasons 20092013.
Shaka Smarts teams are built around a mentality of toughness and hustle. In this All Access video, you will see how he instills this winning mentality in his players. Coach Smart displays his trademark enthusiastic flair as he pushes and motivates players through the installation of the famed Havoc attacking defensive and offensive systems. With footage from four practices, workouts and weights, you will get more than a glimpse at how Coach Smart builds a terrific program.
The first disc of this all access series features the second practice of the 201314 season, which gives you a unique opportunity to see how Coach Smart familiarizes new players with his system. This session begins with a video breakdown of the Double Fist mantoman fullcourt pressure defense. Youll learn numerous ways to trap in transition, all pointed out and explained by Coach Smart himself.
In the practice, Coach Smart walks through several new concepts including a new play in their secondary break and how to defend outnumbered situations. Defense is a major area of emphasis in this practice, with an extended series of drills that work on helpandrecover versus baseline penetration as well as defending 5on4 and 4on3 situations. Coach Smart talks about the fix it concept, a strategy used when the ball is passed out of the trap and the defense is at a disadvantage.
Offensively, youll see a concept called Flow Work. This uptempo attack comes right out of transition, and is one of the staples of Coach Smarts program.
In this practice, youll see how to split up your team to provide more direct individual attention to a smaller group of players during the critical installation phase of offensive and defensive concepts.
Coach Smart teaches his team how to load to the ball in transition to contain the opposing point guard. You will also learn how he spaces the floor in the press offense to always have three available outlets.
Later on, Coach Smart continues to build the Rose offense with twoman breakdown drills, 5on0 execution, and flowing from the package of set plays into the offense.
Defensively, the roles and rotations of the Diamond zone press are introduced through an extended walkthrough before live play.
This segment features Coach Smart running one of his players through a 30 minute individual workout. You will see the interaction between player and coach during this skill development session.
The workout features 10 individual shooting exercises that incorporate movements contained within the Rose offense.
It begins with elbowtoelbow shots, then extends to different parts of the court. Coach Smart works the shot fake into the workout and explains how the player would benefit by mastering the move. The workout includes different attacks and works on balance, footwork, relocating, shot fakes, and gaining space off of the pound dribble.
Coach Smart spends a good amount of time working on two main presses, Double Fist and Diamond. The team takes part in three miniscrimmages.
Defensively, the team works on guarding transition ball screens and uses the 4on4 shell drill to work on defending flare screens, which can be difficult to g