with Dave Paulsen, George Mason University Head Coach
former Bucknell University Head Coach; 3x Patriot League Coach of the Year;
former Williams College Head Basketball Coach,
NABC National Coach of the Year 03 & 04,
2003 NCAA National Champions DIII,
2004 NCAA runnerup
Twotime National Coach of the Year Dave Paulsen displays his superior teaching ability and his attention to detail in this All Access DVD.
Coach Paulsens practices are a great example of efficiency and preparation. Every drill, whether the aim is to improve passing or shooting, is a breakdown drill for their Buckeye or Ball Screen Motion Offense. Every 5on5 miniscrimmage has a different twist to emphasize taking care of the ball and heighten defensive intensity. Every defensive drill from closeout to rebounding to shell drill includes an element of Paulsens Buckeye motion offense.
A great example is the 4on0 shooting drill. In teams of four, players work on every option, one at a time. The viewer just like the players learn Coach Paulsens motion offense stepbystep. The team works on 12 different options, from simple pickandpop shots, to more intricate reversals into highlow action. These simple drills pop up later when the team goes 5on5 and you actually get to see the 4on0 drills in action.
In every practice, a big portion is dedicated to variations of competitive 5on5 miniscrimmages. In general the variations are put on the defense, which in return gives the offense different scenarios to face. Paulsens focus on defense is to create a swarming defense, giving the offense the impression that the defense is everywhere. This further ingrains the players understanding of the motion offense and its numerous options.
Rush is a 5on4plus1 disadvantage drill. In 3 consecutive stops the best defensive team wins, which really puts the pressure on the offense to perform. In Score Stop, teams only get points if they can get a defensive stop after a made basket.
In the Sureness Drill, teams of 3 battle each other trying to advance the ball without turning it over. In full court, as well as half court settings, the teams play each other in full denial pressure and each players is limited to one dribble at a time.
Coach Paulsens shell drills are set up as a progressive drill. In a 4on4 setting, getting a stop gets more difficult as the offensive team goes from static passing, to guard cutters giveandgo, to baseline flashes and post ups.
Coach Paulsen is a great teacher. Whether it is fundamental footwork during passing drills or stopping play during a 5on5 scrimmage, Paulsen delivers basketball knowledge at every juncture. This All Access DVD series will make any coach, at any level, better.
391 minutes. 3 DVDs. 2012.
All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a live practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices unedited and in realtime. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coachs gym can be costly. Thats why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos to bring the practices to you!