Open Practice: Championship Man-to-Man Defensive System
Learn a team defense with the goal of keeping the ball out of the paint!
- Defeat off-ball screens with different strategies to minimize breakdowns while maximizing help support
- Implement a team approach to post defense to dominate the paint with help from perimeter players
- Use a "jammer" and "safety" in your transition defense to optimize rebounding without giving up fast break opportunities to your opponent
with Matt Painter, Purdue University Head Coach; 2017 Big 10 Regular Season Champions - has led Purdue to three Big 10 titles (2009 regular-season and 2010 tournament; 3x Big Ten 'Coach of the Year'; 2x Sweet Sixteen appearances; 2009 US U19 National Team (Assistant Coach), Gold Medalist at the FIBA U19 World Championship
Coach Painter has used his team's size to construct an elite man-to-man defense. In the 2015-16 season, Purdue was a top 10 team in field goal percentage defense and led the nation in defensive rebounds. This defensive system is based on pressuring the ball with a system of early help support. Within an open practice setting, Painter begins to build the defense from the ground up and covers all things team-defense: closeouts, help positioning, defending on-ball screens, defending off-ball pin down and curl screening actions, helping on the baseline drives, and more!
Painter provides a special lecture segment to this video where he talks about multiple concepts in his defensive system. You'll learn more about the overall philosophy of his defense in addition to how he develops this system through practice. With the Purdue roster consisting of more size than speed, Painter aims to implement more of a `contain the ball' approach to this season's defensive scheme. By keeping the ball on the perimeter and out of the paint, Painter has set his roster up for its' greatest level of defensive success.
With every team in today's game of basketball utilizing ball screens, Coach Painter installs fundamental techniques that any team must have to be successful defending ball screen action. Beginning with early, loud, and continuous communication, your players learn to be on the same page. Whether it's wing ball screen defense or in the chute ball screen defense, he goes over every little detail that will help his players be successful at keeping a ball handler away from the rim.
You will learn how to control the rim with great post defense that is supported with help from the perimeter. Painter explains his technique for pushing players out of the post area. You will also see how to increase pressure on a talented big with the "Scrape" or "Snap Back" techniques by your guards. Painter shares how he optimizes his defensive rebounding through the spacing of help-side defenders. The Purdue players demonstrate these concepts through 4-on-4 drills that challenge perimeter players to adjust their positioning through constant cutting action in order to provide help on the post as the "low man," while also maintaining awareness of their match-up.
Through both lecture and on-court demonstration, you will see how the shell drill can be adjusted to emphasize post play or perimeter play. You'll see drill variations to develop close out technique and positioning. Purdue players also show how they provide early help on dribble penetration. Additional layers to the shell drill focus on defeating off-ball screens with different tactics based on the screen's distance from the ball. Coach Painter explains this approach with whiteboard visualization, in addition to discussing his "whip" technique to counter teams that are effective at curling screens.
The Perfection Shell drill challenges your players to do everything right on defense through an entire possession. You'll see how Coach Painter increases the pressure on his defense with penalties for the offense scoring through 4-on-4 half court scrimmage. These drills provide a great balance of breaking down technique and concepts for players to learn while giving them an opportunity to apply their learning to game-like situations.
Coach Painter uses a lecture segment to explain how Purdue uses a "Jammer" and "Safety" to prevent fast breaks. You'll see how Purdue works on their transition defense in a controlled full-court scrimmage segment.
This inside peek at a Purdue basketball practice will show you how to develop a cohesive team defense that protects the paint and cleans up on the boards. If you are a coach with strong post players, this video will also show you how Coach Painter optimized this advantage with his team.