with Jim Larranaga,
University of Miami Head Coach;
201213 AP National Coach of the Year;
former George Mason University Head Coach; 2006 Final Four
In his 14 years at George Mason, Jim Larranaga became the schools and the Colonial Athletic Associations alltime leader in wins. His brand of basketball requires discipline, execution and total commitment.
Now you have sideline access with Coach Larranaga as he leads George Mason through four practices as they prepare for a preseason trip to Italy. Throughout all four practices, Larranaga emphasizes fastpaced play, fundamental ball skills and tough defense.
Throughout the video, Larranaga coaches and teaches his players while running his drills, offenses and defense.
PREPRACTICE & WARM UPS:
Larranaga describes his team philosophy attitude, commitment, class as well as his programs 10 commitments for the upcoming season.
Heading to the court, you will see the Patriots stretching and warmup routine and how Larranaga communicates to his team what he wants to accomplish in each practice. Learn fundamental drills for dribbling, passing, and shooting. These are drills executed in a fastpaced, full court setting.
Larranagas hardnosed style of play also shows in the way he teaches defensive fundamentals. The skills and concepts he highlights include defensive footwork, nose on the ball, closeouts, post defense and transition defense. The drills include lane slides, guarding the ball full court, 1on1 closeouts, 4on4 Chaser and 5on5 conversion. He also introduces a shell drill that allows simultaneous practice of multiple offensive and defensive concepts.
SHOOTING & REBOUNDING:
Get a lot of shots from every area of the court during your practices. From 2line layups, partner shooting, 3point shots, B.E.E.F. repeats and free throws every shot is practiced over and over again. Larranaga also emphasizes the importance of rebounding in every drill, both offensively and defensively.
Coach Larranaga takes you through his transition game as well as some of his half court offense. See how Larranaga teaches in a wholepartwhole method as he breaks down all of his offensive systems in a 5on0 and 5on5 setting. You will see his 41 game and 42 game used in transition and in the half court. See his Chin Series in the half court and how he breaks it down using drills to instill timing and player options.
Larranaga takes his team through repetitions his zone offenses to attack the 23 zone, the 122 zone as well as the 131 zone. These attacks include having one post player as in 34, 34X and 41 High. And having two post players in his 321 Crack & Carve offense.Under Jim Larranagas leadership, George Mason has more wins in March than any other CAA school and he has led the Patriots to heights barely imagined before his arrival including a trip to the 2006 Final Four.
Use these ideas, concepts and drills to help run a more effective practice and reach new heights with your program.
385 minutes 3 DVDs. 2010.
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