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Offensive and Defensive Team Development Drills

Offensive and Defensive Team Development Drills

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with Mike Procopio, Director/President of Hoop Consultants; Director of Basketball Operations for ATTACK Athletics in Chicago (IL); has worked with Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Caron Butler, as well as 75 other NBA players; Strategic Game Management Coach to Kobe Bryant for the past two season (2 NBA Championships)

Keep your players engaged as you teach them the foundations of your offense and defense. In the last of this three-part series, Mike Procopio demonstrates how you can develop effective and savvy players using 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 drills.

Having developed the fundamentals of your offensive philosophy using 2-on-0, 3-on-0, and 4-on-0 drills in the Building Your Half Court Offense with Shell Drills DVD, this video implements those concepts into competitive offensive and defensive 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 drills. Using this system will allow your players to put up game shots at game spots and learn to defend, while you teach the terminology that you use at both ends of the court. 

You'll see Pin Downs, Cross Screens, and Wide Pin Downs in controlled 3-on-3 mini scrimmages. In the 4-on-4 drills, the focus is on the pick-and-roll and screen-the-screener actions. All the details covered in earlier DVDs are now expected to be executed correctly and players are held accountable for their mistakes. This is a great way to teach the fundamental understanding of 5-on-5 principles and movement.

Coach Procopio breaks down proper spacing when using 3-on-3 action to familiarize players with the attacking angles and cutting action of your offensive system. He demonstrates various cuts (pin down, cross-screen, and down screen) and uses a 3-on-0 breakdown to start implementing each action. This progresses into 3-on-3 sets where he outlines open shots at game spots. 

Coach Procopio shows you how to incorporate popular NBA cutting actions Floppy and Zipper into your 3-on-0 breakdowns so your players learn how to correctly execute screens. Your post players will benefit greatly as he outlines all the scoring options for your post players. He goes into great detail on screening action in the 3-on-0 and 3-on-3 breakdowns so that your players can learn how to cut and move without the basketball while maintaining effective spacing.

Each drill has specific options and limitations that will still allow your players to be creative, while you can focus on implementing the details of both the offensive and the defensive side. With coach Procopio's breakdown drills and insight, your teams will be able to run multi-faceted offenses with a great understanding of the game. 79 minutes. 2013. DVD.