with John Calipari, University of Kentucky Head Coach; 2011 Final Four, 2x Naismith National Coach of the Year, 2009 Sports Illustrated National Coach of the Year, .771 career winning percentage
Watch as John Calipari prepares his young team for the 2010-11 season which included a run into the NCAA Final Four. In this All Access DVD, Coach Calipari reveals everything he teaches and drills to get the Wildcats into an aggressive, attacking mindset on both the defensive and offensive ends of the floor. With this video set, Coach Calipari breaks down every drill in more detail than ever before to teach his team how to play the right way!
Transition Defense - The first practice is all about defense and getting the team ready to play at a fast pace and to disrupt any offense they may face. Likewise, Calipari balances this with an ability to slow the game down and make intelligent basketball decisions.
Calipari has them begin with running their offense in the half-court and immediately transition onto the defensive end with constant pressure on the ball. His "Progression Drill" shows you how the defense reacts to odd numbers on the break.
By building from a 2-on-1 and developing into 3-on-2, 4-on-3, 5-on-4, and finishing with a 5-on-5, you will see the principles of the Kentucky Wildcat defense and how they are able to cover so much ground.
Man-to-Man Defense - To play for Calipari you must commit yourself to the defensive end. With fundamental drills including lunges, charging drills, loose ball drills, stunting, box closeouts, and the impossible closeout he prepares his team to be an instinctive, aggressive defense. In the shell drill, you will see the basic responsibilities that the team must have to be successful: intense ball pressure, great help defense, high closeouts, and finishing with rebounds. Also included is their 2-2-1 press which is designed to speed up the pace of the game and create turnovers; covering how to align your press against one guard up or even against four-across.
Dribble Drive Motion Offense - Calipari shows you how he builds the Dribble Drive through breakdown drills, off of transition, and through numerous entry sets. Keeping to his principle of playing at a fast pace; Calipari has the team flow their half-court game straight into their transition offensive attack in a 5-on-0 setting working on numerous options.
With breakdown drills including 11, 21, 32, Blood 33 and 44, and Skip 21 you will see how each drill reinforces the principle of attacking the rim and putting pressure on the defense. In both Kentucky's 2-Man Shooting and 3-Man Shooting breakdown drills, you will see how they work on the reads of the Dribble Drive while being able to play off of one another.
Q&A - Wrapping up both of the practice sessions, Calipari answers questions about his team and his approach to practice. He discusses topics on how to structure a practice, teaching young player's proper shooting technique, and how to attack sagging defenses.
Calipari provides you with everything you need to create a championship caliber team. Order this DVD today and implement these attacking, aggressive principles into your program. 248 Minutes. 2011. DVD.