- Learn how to defend every offensive action your opponent throws at you
- Create turnovers with intense ball-pressure and help in the gaps
- Learn five effective ways to guard a ball screen
with Jamie Dixon, TCU Head Coach;
former University of Pittsburgh Head Coach, 3x Big East Champions (2 Regular Season and 1 Tournament);
2009 Naismith Men's College Basketball Coach of the Year;
2010 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year; 2011 Sporting News Coach of the Year;
Head Coach of the 2009 United States Under-19 Men's Basketball Team that won a Gold Medal at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship; 2009 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year
In the eight seasons at the helm of Pitt Basketball, Jamie Dixon has led the Panthers to eight consecutive NCAA Tournaments; including three Sweet Sixteen appearances. The success of his program comes from the focus on the defensive end of the floor.
In this on-court demonstration, Coach Dixon teaches you everything you need to know about man-to-man defense. Watch as he demonstrates how to guard some of the most used offensive tactics in basketball.
Man-to-man defense is the backbone of Jamie Dixon's program. See how his intense ball pressure and the "help in the gaps" forces the offense out of their rhythm. Dixon's goal is to get the offense to shoot below 40% and to win the rebounding margin by 10 every game.
Dixon covers the terminology he uses with his players, such as stunting, pinching and helping the help man. These defensive principals will position your players to defend any cut or screen that the offense is throwing at them.
Guarding Offensive Sets
Dixon covers how to guard the following offensive sets, including five effective ways to guard the ball-screen:
- Box Set: "America's Play"
- T-Action: Cross Screen with Down Screens
- Shuffle Cuts
- Flex Screens
- UCLA Cuts
- Flare Screens
- Staggered Screens
- Horn Sets
Create more turnovers and improve your team's overall defensive success with these effective tools from Jamie Dixon!
Produced at the Spring 2011 Las Vegas clinic.
75 minutes. 2011.Basketball Videos