with Andy Lopez, University of Arizona Head Coach; 2012 NCAA Champions; over 1,000 career wins, 3x National Coach of the Year; 2x National Championship Coach; 9x Conference Coach of the Year; led teams to 5 College World Series appearances; led Arizona to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances
Andy Lopez's philosophy is that championships are won with pitching and
defense. These two keys must remain consistent throughout the season for a team
to win championships. In this live practice video, Coach Lopez explains his
defensive philosophy and concepts and then demonstrates these concepts in a live
practice setting. This high intensity defensive practice works on all aspects of
defense in a short amount of time.
The drills presented in this DVD focus on communication skills, team building skills, and the physical skills that are required to effectively handle the many defensive situations you will face in a game. Situations ranging from pick offs, run downs, cuts and relays, bunt coverages, and run defenses that will help your team compete at a high level.
You will see:
Bunt Defense and Philosophy - Learn the cues that the Wildcat infielders use when a probable bunt or slash situation is on.
Runners at First and Third - Make your opponents earn their runs. Lopez explains the visual cues he wants his infielders and catchers to use to stop the runner at third base.
Rundown Philosophy - Learn how to "go get the runner." in one throw or less.
The Street Monkey Drill - This is a unique drill that incorporates all infielders, pitchers, and catchers and allows you to work on multiple situations simultaneously, practice communication and get a lot of reps in a short amount of time.
Pickoff Moves to All Three Bases - Coach Lopez uses three pitchers' on the mound picking to different bases and rotating. This drill also trains infielders to communicate to the pitchers where they want the throws.
Double-Cuts Philosophy: This situation trains the middle infielders to use their eyes and communicate by "mirroring the call" from the catcher.
And much more! There is no question that even if you only take one thing from this DVD and use it in your program, you will be on your way to becoming a better defensive team. 2013.71 minutes + 27 minutes of bonus material. 2013. DVD.
This DVD is part of the set: Andy Lopez Championship Practice Drills Series
Product Summary: Learn the drills used by coach Andy Lopez to build a cohesive team with a rock solid defense.
Editorial Review: A variety of unique drills for training team defense are presented. Overall Rating: 4.3 out of 5
with Andy Lopez, 1,000+ career wins, 3x National Coach of the Year; 2x National Champion Coach
Reg Price: $239.94