The Essentials of Coaching Basketball

The Essentials of Coaching Basketball
The Essentials of Coaching Basketball
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Product Description

  • Experience the wisdom and insight of two of the best coaches ever to step on the court in this unique clinic
  • Learn the importance of developing a coaching philosophy, offense and defense around the players in your program
  • Learn how to create efficient, time-saving drills to build your offensive attack
  • Discover how to develop effective spacing and passing on a fast break to take advantage of easy scoring chances in transition
with Bob Knight, former head coach at Texas Tech and Indiana University;
over 900 career wins; 3x National Championship Coach;
Five Final 4 appearances; 4x National Coach of the Year;
1984 US Men's Olympic Coach (Gold Medal);
distinguished member of the Naismith Hall of Fame (1991)


with Geno Auriemma,over 1,000 career wins - holds the highest winning percentage in Women's Basketball history;
11x NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship Coach;
John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award (2012);
8x Naismith Coach of the Year;
distinguished member of the Naismith Hall of Fame (2006); over 30 Big East regular season and tournament titles

Two of basketball's all-time coaching legends share their thoughts on the game, how it should be coached, and the some of the drills that have made their teams so successful.

Coach Knight opens the series with an analysis of his coaching style followed by a discussion on how to use your beliefs and ideas to develop your own coaching philosophy. He describes strategies that will help you adapt concepts used by other coaches to fit your team.

Knight discusses how to build a solid offense around getting to the free throw line and being able to use the concepts of pass, cut, and screen as your fundamental principles. He explains how small details such as the effective use of managers, filming practice, and practice time can contribute to the overall success of the program.

Coach Auriemma follows with his own discussion on fundamental coaching philosophies. He emphasizes the importance of adjusting your team's playing style to fit the strengths and abilities of your athletes. He then talks about the way he begins practice and the kinds of drills he believes teams should be practicing.

You will see offensive drills that create a culture of trust, hustle, and being fundamentally sound on the offensive end. Auriemma combines several basketball concepts into one comprehensive drill that will strengthen skills while maximizing practice time. He also provides simple but effective drills that teach players how pass, cut, and shoot within the offense. Finally, he shares several strategies he uses regularly to build his fast break.

Improve your team and add value to your practices with these tips, drills and strategies from two undisputed coaching powerhouses. Your players will learn how to play within your offensive system based on what they do everyday in practice.

Produced at the Spring 2013 Chicago (IL) clinic.

74 minutes. 2013.

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