with Tubby Smith, University of Minnesota Head Coach Head Coach,
former University of Kentucky Head Coach
1998 NCAA Champions!
Coach Smith teaches a full- and half-court defensive system that focuses on stealing the ball, challenging shooters, speeding up the game and disrupting your opponent's offense. Smith emphasizes that this system starts in the half-court focusing on eliminating post entry and penetration by pressuring the ball and fronting the post. He places special emphasis on defending the low post against down screens, back screens, cross screens and ball screens while also sealing the baseline and using help and recover techniques to stop penetration. In addition, he reveals his "five musts" for a successful defensive attack. Next, Smith breaks down the full-court match-up press using player demonstration and drills. He covers traps, secondary traps, cross-court traps and when to drop out of the press. Smith also demonstrates his Diamond 1-2-1-1 Full-Court Press which allows your players the freedom to gamble, create, and maintain defensive position and pressure. Use this time tested defensive system to help your team create turnovers and easy scoring opportunities!
72 minutes. 2004.