with Tom Crean, Indiana University Head Coach; former Marquette University Head Coach; 2x Conference USA Coach of the Year; 2003 NCAA Final Four
The key to player development is drill progression. Coach Crean illustrates how this progression occurs, going from an individual mode to a 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 and 4-0 progression. Explosiveness is the focus to every drill Crean demonstrates, and all drills are designed to put each player in a position to score.
Ball handling drills are a vital part of this development. Using cones on the floor, players work on seven drills to change speed and direction. The 2-0 perimeter/post drill works on the inside/out game. A second ball is put into play so the perimeter player works on entry passes, flare screens, go cut and the Houston cut.
Every possible game type situation is a part of this multi-purpose 2-0 drill. Post players are taught to post big, finish strong, and "punch in" on the weak side. Post spacing is a technique taught when the post defender is straight behind or in full front. A key skill is two step separation, where the post player separates from the defender.
Perimeter players learn to fade at the point of the screen to separate from their defenders. Other key skills are the middle drive, spotting up and two step separation. Crean concludes with his weak side series. The 4-0 progression puts all of the smaller pieces together into a cohesive offensive attack.
73 minutes. 2007.