with Brett Gunning,
Villanova University Associate Men's Basketball Coach,
introduced by Jay Wright,
Villanova University Head Men's Basketball Coach,
NCAA "Sweet 16" (2005),
Philadelphia Big Five Eastern College Coach of the Year
Jay Wright's ability to transform his players' skills through individual workouts is legendary. Few are better at molding a player to his system with solid teaching, hard work, and repetition. Associate Head Coach Brett Gunning guides players through a classic Wildcat workout. This video will demonstrate the value of repetition when teaching in a small group setting. Wright stresses the "one workout fits all" philosophy as guards and forwards execute the identical workouts. This year-round workout is a foundation of the Wildcat program. Their spread floor attack from all five spots on the floor makes success virtually impossible for opponents. Players get maximum reps during this intense 40-minute skill development session. This workout begins with set lifts, an excellent shooting technique used every day in Wright's program. A quick, aggressive ballhandling segment follows that includes ball slaps, two ball drills, and full-court work emphasizing change of speed and direction. Not a moment is wasted as players shoot game-like free throws between drills. Passing is demonstrated with the versatile three man weave run tight, three-point line, and sideline in the full-court. A footwork segment illustrates the Jab Series: Jab & Go, Jab & Rip, Jab & Jump Shot. After free throws, the workout turns to shooting work. Olympic shooting involves two ball and three players with the emphasis on good habits such as passing, pivoting, and rebounding. The intense workout concludes with competitive 1-on-1 and 2-on 2-drills. The 1-on-1 drill matches the offensive players Jab Series skill against the defensive players ability to keep his head and hand on the ball, make quick slides, contest the shot, and tag the shooter. This drill culminates the skill session by combining all offensive and defensive teaching points into one drill. Hard play, competition, communication, skills, concentration, and good habits are a part of every work out. A superior example of how players can be made in the in-season and off-season!
40 minutes. 2006.