with Brett Reed, Lehigh Univeristy Head Coach;
2012 Patriot League Tournament Champions; 2010 Patriot League regular season Champions; 100+ wins in 6 seasons
Brett Reed shares the secrets his Lehigh team uses to produce effective results in their defensive transition game. With a detailed breakdown of defensive responsibilities in a variety of situations, Coach Reed shares information that can be immediately applied in practice to help your team take advantage of this important aspect of the game.
Coach Reed begins his presentation with some core beliefs on developing a sound basketball program-the same philosophy that helped 15-seed Lehigh upset number the two-seed in the 2011 NCAA tournament.
Switching to on-court action, Coach Reed breaks down how defenders should deal with outnumbered situations while transitioning back to defense. He shows how a player trailing the ball in a 1-on-1 situation should attempt to "influence the play." He breaks down how a defender should handle a 2-on-1 situation as well as a 3-on-2 situation. By playing the odds and forcing the opponent to take an outside shot, Reed believes his players will most often come out on top. He also talks about how to contest a shot without fouling.
With each on-court demonstration, Coach Reed provides a drill for building a team skill. He explains in detail how the defense should work to protect the basket and how to protect from the basket out. Each demonstration in this series can be taught and run in a short period of time and easily translates to game-day situations.
Coach Reed creates a defensive transition game where everyone has a responsibility and knows their responsibility, making the teaching of the concepts easy and clear-cut for your players.
Produced at the Spring 2013 Verona (NY) clinic
91 minutes. 2013.