- Create break-down drills that emphasize 2-man/3-man interaction that equates to specific movements involved within the overall offensive scheme
- Develop a shooting routine that will help your players develop proper footwork, form, and fundamentals to make them a better shooter
- Incorporate an individual skill development session that involves core skill sets that translate into game action
- Run defensive shell drill to teach multiple aspects of team defense
- Install a 2-3 zone that is simple to play but hard to score against
- Implement a strength and conditioning program to build muscular endurance, conditioning, and core strength
- Plan an efficient practice down to the very minute
with Mark Gottfried,
California State University, Northridge Head Coach;
N.C. State Head Coach;
former Alabama Head Coach; 2002 SEC Coach of the Year; over 300 career victories
NC State Head Men's Basketball Coach Mark Gottfried provides an inside glimpse of all things Wolfpack basketball in this All Access package. Individual player workouts, team practices, strength and conditioning sessions, and practice planning meetings are all provided in this 2-DVD set that lets both viewers and fans inside the NC State basketball program.
Coach Gottfried takes you through a quick practice session, on the court and in the weight room, that keeps his players engaged and working with a purpose from the moment they start practice.
Practice starts with game speed shooting, a great shooting routine that will help your players learn how to use the proper footwork and form to develop a great jump shot. The routine includes a variety of moves (jab step, one bounce, pump fake and go, and rip and go) that will help your players get past their defender and hit the open jumper.
To sharpen defensive communication and positioning skills, Gottfried runs his players through a half-court 4-on-4 shell drill that fine tunes the Wolfpack defensive principles. Included in the 4-on-4 shell drill are a variety of ways to defend ball screens, down screens, and how to build a steel wall around the paint to prevent dribble penetration coming off of screens.
Gottfried shows you how he teaches his offensive system by going 5-on-0 man offense. His players run through every option within their set plays and continuity offense. He builds their basketball IQ by adding a defense and playing 5-on-5 full court to familiarize them with defending different screening actions and learning where to look for the open man on offense.
Assistant Strength Coach Craig Sowers takes the players through a weight room workout, demonstrating lifts that work the core and that help build upper body strength to fight under the boards for rebounds. He uses various dumbbell exercises, bar exercises, and plates training to make sure the athletes are in the best possible shape. Each circuit will provide in-depth knowledge of the lift, what area it works, and why they perform the lift.
Gottfried opens up his coach's meeting to show you how they prepare for each practice session. Sit in as the coaches discuss what they want to work on, why they want to work on that area, how to get the most out of their practice time, and how to evaluate their practice in the end. Gottfried does a great job outlining the direction of practice and how he wants to reach his goals.
The Wolfpack Coaching staff breaks out into pre-practice individual workout sessions with both guards and post players to improve the position skill training within their offensive system. In guard play, you will learn a dynamic shooting routine that is done with "The Gun" that will maximize your players' time and The Gun's shooting and rebounding capabilities in order to effectively push your players during a workout.
Team practice resumes with Coach Gottfried showing how they implement their press attack in order to make the defense pay for pressing them full court. You will learn about the 2-3 zone, its responsibilities and how to implement in practice with a short amount of time.
Gottfried outlines several of their side out of bounds plays and how they transition right into their motion offense. He finishes his All Access practice sessions with various 5-on-0 movements within their motion offense and a great 5-on-5 segment where his team practices against zone and man-to-man defenses in order to prepare them for any situation they will face in the upcoming trip to Spain.
Witness the inner-workings of the coach who has reinvigorated Wolfpack Nation in just one season on the job. You will witness the precision