In this instructional DVD, Coach Mitchell introduces you to the innovative 1-1-3 Zone Defense, the same zone defense Mitchell has used in leading her teams to five NCAA Tournament appearances. Mitchell begins by giving each defensive player an assignment and demonstrates the defensive responsibilities that allow the zone to run effectively. She highlights the importance of protecting the paint and defending the corner. Mitchell takes you through the keys to this zone: ball pressure, movement, rotation and anticipation. In addition to the outstanding drills such as 5-1-4 Set, String Concept, 2-1-2 Set and Rover & Ball Hawk Communication, Mitchell outlines five highly potent trapping tactics and techniques. This video is perfect for any team because it is easy to install, has basic and simple principles, allows for a defender to be in the face of the offensive player at all times, prevents easy baskets from baseline outs-of-bounds situations and will break up a team's offensive rhythm. The belief you have in your team will help them to win and this video will help you and your team gain confidence in their abilities to compete. 71 minutes. 2006. DVD.
Overall Rating: 3.7 out of 5. Sports Nation Video Sales Rank: 14 out of 168 for the category Coaching Women's Basketball.
Fun Facts About Coach Mitchell: Mitchell believes that her personal interaction with each player not only leads to success on the court, but off it as well. Her vision for each player in her program is that they enter as girls, but leave as well-rounded, confident young women. Under her guidance, her student-athletes have earned numerous individual accolades, for their work on the hardwood and in the classroom.