with Bruce Weber,
University of Illinois Head Coach;
2005 NCAA Runner-Up
Coach Weber begins by differentiating between a "run and gun" and "run and score" mentality. He sees the offensive transition game as a way to ease the pressure off your half court offense to manufacture points. Weber starts with basic one-on-one drills and then builds into more game-like situation. He places an emphasis on defensive transition early in the season because other team's offenses are not fully developed. When teaching the fast break, there are four main focus areas: warm-up, primary drills, early offense and competitive play. Without a numbers advantage, he teaches the "transition motion" game, which flows right into half court offense. Drills include three-man fast break, 5-0 conditioning, speed lay-ups, three-man weave, 3-on-3 transition defense drill and 3-on-3 box out and transition. The 20-point game is Weber's favorite competitive drill. This is a full court 3-on-3 drill that also serves as a great conditioner.
75 minutes. 2007.