Former George Mason University Head Coach, 2006 Final Four contender, and University of Miami Head Coach Jim Larranaga give you sideline access as he leads George Mason through four practices as they prepare for a pre-season trip to Italy. Throughout all four practices, Larranaga emphasizes fast-paced play, fundamental ball skills, and tough defense. The video is broken into four parts: pre-practice and warm ups, defense, shooting and rebounding, and offensive systems. In pre-practice and warm ups, Larranaga describes his team philosophy of attitude, commitment, class, as well as his program’s 10 commitments. The defensive section of the video highlights Larranaga's hard-nosed style of play and shows the way he teaches defensive fundamentals. The defensive skills and concepts highlights include defensive footwork, nose on the ball, closeouts, post defense and transition defense. The shooting and rebounding segment shows you how to get a lot of shots from every area of the court during your practices. Lastly, in the offensive system section, you will see how Larranaga teaches in a whole-part-whole method as he breaks down all of his offensive systems in a 5-on-0 and 5-on-5 setting. Use these ideas, concepts and drills to help run a more effective practice and reach new heights with your program. 385 minutes (3 DVDs). 2010.