with Vance Downs, Ames (IA) HS Head Boys Basketball Coach; 2010 USA Today National Coach of the Year; Back-to-Back undefeated state championships (2009-10); Ames High finished the season ranked #3 in the nation; head coach of Harrison Barnes, ranked the top prep player in the US and MVP of the McDonalds All-American Game and the Jordan Brand All American Game
Force the action and bring an aggressive mind set to every game!
Two-time state championship coach Vance Downs shows you how to speed up game tempo, neutralize good post players, take opponents out of their offensive sets, and create more and better shots for your offense.
Coach Downs goes through a detailed breakdown of each player's defensive responsibilities, as well as the desired skills needed at each position to make this defense effective. Downs focuses on the key points for player rotation and trapping to keep your opponent from establishing an offensive flow.
Learn how to keep the ball in certain areas of the court that will apply maximum pressure on the offense. Get insights on how to direct the ball to these areas and how to keep it there. Three different traps and rotations are covered that will allow you to trap decision makers and get the ball out of their hands.
Downs includes 10 breakdown drills that work on defending the alley, close outs, trapping, rotating out of traps and "what-if" drills that simulate game situations and how to best react to them.
Through diagrams and on-court demonstration, Coach Downs shows you how to put as much pressure on your opponent as possible and improve your chances of winning.
70 minutes. 2010.