with Michael Peck, Findlay Prep (NV) Head Coach, ranked among the top five in the nation for high school basketball; 3x ESPN NHSI Champions in 5 years (2008-12); 4 NBA draft picks in 2 years
4-Out 1-In Motion Offense
Here is a simple, structured, proven offense, which incorporates cutting and screening to give you great scoring opportunities.
Findlay Prep High School Head Coach Michael Peck has achieved an astounding level of success in just five seasons as head coach. Three straight ESPN NHSI Championships and a 157-8 record (including a 65-0 record at home) have coaches and players alike seeking to emulate the level of success that Peck has achieved in such a short period of time.
Coach Peck provides you with a step-by-step, easy to understand explanation of this successful motion offense that can be part of your team's playbook. He starts with his basic formation and terminology, which are crucial to the success of this offensive set system. He describes that at any point in time, your 2s and 3s are interchangeable along with your 4s and 5s. This functionality allows for more creativity and flexibility within the 4-out 1-in motion sets.
From the basic set, Coach Peck outlines their Gator Offensive Series. By mastering these sets, your team will be able to score on any defense at will. Whether you are starting in half court set or trying to convert out of transition, there is something within this offensive segment that your team can use.
Out of his Gator Offensive Series, he demonstrates a series of 10 quick hitting strikes that your offense can utilize to get an easy bucket in the half court setting. All flow seamlessly from one stage to the next while incorporating stagger-screen into on-ball screening action designed to force an opponent to defend consecutive actions by the offense. Each play provides the same initial look, with a post inside surrounded by 3 guards and a stretch post player outside. Options are provided to include each player as an offensive threat.
In his quick strikes, Peck shows you their Dribble Weave Hit set which utilizes screens by the 4 and 5 man to get the wing open for a great driving angle. In his Step Up and Step Up Big action, Coach Peck has his wing and post player change the angle of their screen to allow a quick look by the point guard.
In order to teach all of his quick hitting sets, Peck teaches and instructs players through 5 on 0 action while breaking down each step of each play, along with stating how a defense will react.
Once your players have mastered these quick hitting strikes, you can put in various counters to really throw your opponent's scouting report out the window. These counters alter the initial action of the quick hitter, but still include the designed motion of the designated play. Counter plays such as "Gator Hold", "Gator Down 5", "45 Exchange", "Gator Stay/Away", "Gator Point Through", "Zip Hit" and "Zip Rip" are all demonstrated via 5-on-0 tutorial fashion and are clearly explained in terms of why such actions are necessary and how a defense will react.
Grab a courtside seat and witness the concepts behind what has been a remarkable 5-year run for Coach Michael Peck and his Findlay Prep basketball program. 57 minutes. 2012.
Half-Court Man Gap Defense
Tired of your team allowing dribble drives into the paint? Tired of that conference all-star post player who eats your team alive?
Michael Peck's Half Court Man-to-Man Gap Defense contains dribble penetration and keeps the ball out of the key. This defense will encourage your opponent to become a jump shooting team, taking shots outside the key but inside the three point arc - the gray area.
Coach Peck lays out the six components of the defense, which are vital in understanding how the defense works. Peck expertly corrects players on their aggressiveness and positioning in a controlled shell drill.
Learn the basics of the defense and the heart of what the defense is - playing the gaps. Peck defines the three phases of on-ball pressure and defines "what is good on-ball pressure." He talks about the 3 phases of ball pressure and demonstrates that ball pressure should be getting your chin under the ball and not swatting at the ball creating a foul. The defense should be lower than the offense emphasizing that the low man wins. Communication and helping-the-helper are also demonstrated, as Peck explains the rotations necessary once a defender has yielded a dribble drive.
Peck teaches the man-you-ball triangle, the one step off the line, two steps down the line positioning, and uses the "Position Check"Drill to direct and demonstrate how the players are to position and rotate in this defense. How the players position themselves for both weak side and strong side help is at the heart of this defense.
Game situations such as defending the post and playing against the pick and roll are also included. Much of the clinic is focused on the wing helping to defend the outstanding post player. Coach Peck outlines the three components they can do when the ball is entered into the post: dig, dive, or stay. The screen and roll section focuses on trapping, switching and jamming between the two defenders.
Using these components of the gap man-to-man defense, you can build a better defense that will protect the key and cause confusion and ultimately mistakes by your opponent. 100 minutes. 2012.
Special Situation Basketball
Scoring on out bounds and being prepared for special situations can be the difference between winning and losing a game. If two teams are equal in talent, often times it's the better prepared team that has an advantage. Findlay Prep Head Coach Michael Peck opens his "toolbox" of plays to create scoring opportunities using every player on the court.
The Findlay Prep basketball team has consistently put themselves in a position to compete for the national high school basketball title. This can only be done with proper preparation. In this instructional basketball DVD you will get a chance to see a series of special situation plays that have helped the Findlay team win multiple national championships.
With his baseline out of bounds series, Coach Peck introduces four set plays that will force your opponents to be ever present in order to prevent an easy shot. Each play has a simple number and the players quickly put it into action. Within each play however, Peck introduces the quick hit and then the multiple options that also come from the play. Often in out of bounds plays it is the in-bounding player who is forgotten by the defense. All of these plays have the option of hitting the safety valve to get a shot for the in-bounder coming off of a single or a double screen.
This section is followed up by showing "Switch," which is a counter screening system that can be applied to all four baseline plays. Putting an effective "wrinkle" into the play is sure to dumbfound opposing teams who think that they have figured out your in-bounds plays and are overplaying.
Near the end of the game, having a sideline out of bounds game-winner in your toolbox is a must. These two plays, Special and Short, are completely different plays in action but are similar in that they both present lob opportunities and shots off of screens. Peck walks the players through his "Special" play that not only misdirects his opponents, but also provides an opportunity for an easy layup. Scoring a simple layup to win a game late is the goal for any coach and "Special" delivers.
Coach Peck also discusses the importance of working on time and game situations within your practices. Whether you are up by 2 with 10 seconds left or down by 10 with 2 minutes to go, putting your players in these situations is the key to being prepared for whatever may happen in your games. Including these and other special situations plays in your practice routine may be your key to winning a league, state or national title! 46 minutes. 2012.
High Octane Drills for Conditioning and Practice Tempo
As fatigue sets in, mental focus quickly follows. Having a team that has been conditioned to operate at a high level throughout the duration of an entire game will ensure players maintain peak performance levels.
Michael Peck brings his high energy, full court practice drills to your gym with this incredible set of drills to condition your players while still working on team concepts and fundamentals. Whether it is defensive footwork, transition offense or half court strategies, Coach Peck addresses how to add conditioning to these areas in order to build your player's stamina and still work on the game of basketball.
Peck's Findlay Four Defensive Drills are fantastic full court drills for building defensive endurance and for maintaining proper technique for a full game. Each drill breaks down the fundamental principles that have made Findlay Prep's defense a staple of their success. This series addresses so many pieces of the game that it truly is a must have in your daily practice plan.
Coach Peck also conditions his players on the offensive end of the floor. In the four player transition drill, your players will learn how to push the ball in transition using little to no dribbling in the open court to get an easy bucket. And your point guards will learn to "see the floor."
Peck uses his 160 and 4 Drill to force his players to focus on finishing at the rim, especially when tired. This is a great drill to teach your players how to maximize their dribble and scoring ability in the open court.
These drills are multi-functional and meet the needs of any team regardless of the offense or defense you play. Combining drill work and conditioning makes for an efficient practice and will keep your playhers from "playing the drill." These drills are all conditioners, but the players may not see the conditioning as a "punishment" as they often do with just running lines.
Whether you are looking for drills to help control the tempo and condition your players or just looking for a few new full court transition drills, this incredible DVD will keep your players sharp and in shape while challenging them to give their full effort. 59 minutes. 2012. DVD.
Use cutting and screening to give you great scoring opportunities!
Contain dribble penetration and keep the ball out of the key!
Score on out bounds and be prepared for special situations!
This basketball DVD will keep your players sharp and in shape!