with Dave Clarke, Owens Community College Head Coach;
finished fourth in the 2013 NJCAA DII National Tournament; 2013 Region XII District 11 Coach of the Year; 2012 OCCAC Coach of the Year
Since high school teams have fewer coaches, they often run their skill development workouts as a team. Coach Dave Clarke demonstrates how he is able to run drills that can occupy 12 to 15 players at one time with a single coach. Clarkes methods teach essential skills while getting players to do the necessary repetitions to enhance their skill level. The drills in this DVD are a great way to use time efficiently as you get players ready to game day.
What makes this DVD so unique is the constant focus on combining skills into a single drill. In the Cone Drill, this drill actually uses chairs, which Clarke believes better simulates defenders Coach Clarke has his players make various offensive moves around a series of chairs, finishing at the hoop with a variety of gamelike scoring moves. Fundamental crossover, behindtheback dribbles and spin moves are all used as players attack the chairs. One of Clarkes favorite moves is the floater. His players use this move along with reverse layups, a series of powerful jump stops, and a midrange jump shot as they attack the basket.
Passing is a lost art. When Coach Clarke took over the program at Owens Community College, he saw the need to get back to the basics and work on team passing. This paid off as his team significantly improved their turnover percentage in his first year. Most passing drills emphasize straightahead passes, but most passes in games are more sidetoside passes. Clarke demonstrates drills that he designed to teach players how to rip the ball, step up to a pass and use the correct footwork when throwing a pass. His passing drills also include different ways to fake and use the dribble properly to improve passing angles. The passing drill shown in this presentation demonstrates how simple a drill can be but also how fundamentals such as correct passing can change a teams performance.
Teams need to be able to shoot from all over the court in order to achieve success. With his Daves Shooting Drill, Coach Clarke positions players at various angles. From the elbow shot to the corner 3, Daves Shooting covers all possible game shots. As with all of his drills, players are constantly moving and working on other aspects of the game as they develop their shot.
Throughout the presentation, Coach Clarke emphasizes the value of drilling the whole team at the same time on the same concepts. This idea of developing the complete player allows all of his players to become better at the game of basketball.
Reach your target repetitions as your whole team develops their skills with these efficient drills.
74 minutes. 2013.