Build a championship-caliber team in every facet of the game with these tried and true strategies!
- Help players make strong, accurate passes to limit turnovers against tough defensive pressure
- Closeout into a great defensive stance to prevent dribble penetration
- Get a ball screen defense drill that works on going over and going under the screen
with Pat Clatchey,
Mount St. Joseph (MD) High School Boys Head Coach;
over 600 career wins; 16x Coach of the Year;
2018 Jordan Brand Classic Coach;
2009 McDonald's All-American Head Coach;
23 league and tournament championships since 2003;
has developed over 40 D-I student athletes
If you're looking for new ideas to incorporate into your practices, why not learn from one of the best high school coaches in the country? Pat Clatchey has developed numerous high-level collegiate athletes in addition to winning an impressive number of championships over his career at Mount St. Joseph High School.
In this video, Coach Clatchey shows you 13 drills to improve players in every part of the game. He covers drills that emphasize shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and transition. There's even a section covering late game situations!
In addition to covering all phases of the game, Clatchey provides position-specific drills. By breaking down the game by phases and positions, coaches can focus on drills that address a specific need for their team.
Three team-based drills will help your players be more confident with the ball and make more accurate passes.
- The Thomas drill - helps reduce turnovers by emphasizing footwork and ripping the ball across the body.
- The Look drill - challenge your players to perform multiple basketball skills such as passing, catching, and dribbling on the run.
- The Jersey Drill - wires your players to instinctively look ahead on the fast break.
Looking ahead, your transition offense will also see the possibility of several easy baskets added each game with the incorporation of these drills in your practices!
Develop the skill level of your players while breaking down elements of your team offense with four offensive drills. These drills teach players how to attack off the dribble, space the floor on penetration, pass under pressure, post up for easy baskets, and score in a variety of ways from different spots on the court.
The Chase drill is a great full-court drill to teach your players how to score at the rim with pressure from the opponent. It also has a secondary benefit in teaching players to never give up on a play in transition defense.
Learn three drills that will help your players in multiple ways on the defensive end of the floor. The Dribble Containment drill teaches players how to closeout into a defensive stance and stay in front of the ball versus dribble penetration. Other drills will help your athletes understand help positioning, fighting over and under ball screens, and shutting down their opponent 1-on-1.
You'll see three drills that incorporate competition into your practices. The 2-on-2 Transition drill is an excellent tool for evaluating players on both sides of the ball. Control the pace of your scrimmages by incorporating the Tip drill through the 5-on-5 Off the Glass Transition drill.
Lastly, prepare your players to play with poise during late-game situations using the 'March Madness' drill. Teams at every level of basketball need to work on how to play with a lead and how to play when trailing late.
These drills from Coach Clatchey will benefit any coach and can easily be implemented into practices to improve offensive and defensive execution!
58 minutes. 2018.Basketball Videos