Open Practice: Developing Interchangeable Perimeter & Post Players
Help players learn every aspect of the game and prepare them for the next level!
- Defend a variety of off-ball and on-ball screens to eliminate disruptions in your team's man-to-man defense
- Use down screens and back screens in your motion offense to break down defenses for easy scoring opportunities
- Maintain great body positioning in post denial to force catches away from the rim for lower efficiency shots from 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
Your offensive and defensive tactics will only be as good as the talents of your players. This makes skill development on both sides of the ball a critical aspect of any successful basketball program. Matt Painter shows you how the Purdue Boilermakers approach their skill development with breakdown drills that will improve the offense and defense of your perimeter and post players. These drills are also intended to reinforce the concepts of their motion offense.
This video provides you a unique learning opportunity as Coach Painter explains his skill development philosophy in a classroom setting. He will speak to you about a number of concepts, including the major goals of his skill development session, the basic screens utilized in his motion offense, playing with actions after post feeds, and practice ideas for reinforcing coordination and communication between your players as they run a motion.
Perimeter Breakdown Drills
Eight different practice drills help the Purdue perimeter players develop their entire game in a well-rounded workout. Perimeter players work on the execution of down screens and back screens in their motion offense, while also training how to fight through those same screens on defense. You'll learn the details of how both defenders involved in the screening action need to work together to neutralize the offense. Variations to these screening drills show how defensive strategies change when screens occur further away from the ball.
Other defensive-focused drills improve on-ball defense with the Superman closeout drill and demonstrate how perimeter players can switch screen-the-screener actions with the "scissors" tactic in 4-on-4 play.
Offensively, four additional drills break down scoring opportunities in Purdue's ball screen and motion offenses. Players run through the side ball screen and dribble hand-off actions in the Through continuity offense, based on different ways defenders might try to fight through the actions. You'll also see the different ways to play off down screens in 2-Ball Shooting and Build Up Motion.Post Breakdown Drills
Painter shows you nine practice drills that focus on developing your post players. Three drills show you how to lock down the paint with post denial in transition, from dives to the low block, high post flashes, and cuts from block to block. Post players also learn how to defend pick & rolls using hard hedges, sagging, and downing the ball screen.
Offensively, posts work on how to score through ball screens and dribble hand-offs. You'll see how Purdue adjusts to opponents that down side ball screens by flashing their low post to the ball. Coach Painter demonstrates the primary actions he wants his posts using in transition. Two breakdown shooting drills show how your posts can score through down screens, back screens, and ball screens.
Live Skill Development
Once players have developed a new move around the rim or perfected their jump shot, they must be able to translate those skills to score in a game setting. Coach Painter throws his players into a full court 5v5 game-like atmosphere, with the players running the 41 and 50 motion offenses. You'll see how five players coordinate with one another to create a flurry of screen-the-screener action while maintaining great ball movement and spacing on the floor.
Learn how Purdue uses their skill development sessions to develop a well-rounded team by improving both the offense and defense skill sets of their players!