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  • Building A Defensive Mindset by Bruce Weber Instructional Basketball Coaching Video
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    Man to Man Defense with Bruce Weber

    Coaches at the high school level often struggle with installing their defensive system and being ready by their first game of the season. Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber shows you how he deals with the same difficulties using shell drills that develop the team concept of the man to man defense. In today’s game, stopping dribble penetration is a team concept. Coach Weber addresses defensive rotations in addition to shutting down the various on- and off-ball screens that his teams face. Weber is one of the best minds in college basketball having won multiple conference championships with a number of teams. His 2005 Illinois team was the national runner-up and Weber was awarded the Naismith Coach of the Year award.

    Man to Man Defense Breakdown Drills

    In a lecture segment, Coach Weber outlines the most important concepts of his man-to-man defense. He starts with the basics like closeouts and positioning and builds upon those using the Shell drill. Concepts such as help defense, rotating off a drive and kick, and more are added as the system is learned. As his teams progress, Weber uses 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 Shell drills to ensure his players are getting into the right positions to help each other.

    Eventually, players work a 5-on-5 Shell drill where Weber can then teach various schemes and strategies to counter the most common actions his players will see during a season. Defenders learn to stop dribble penetration, help defense, and how to take away the next pass.

    Individual Build-Up Drills

    To build the shell defense, Coach Weber uses individual defensive segments where players work on maintaining proper position against ball and player movement. From 2-on-2 to 3-on-3, defending ball screens, and post defense; Coach Weber teaches every detail and technique his players need in order to become outstanding defenders. All of Weber’s drills have a winner and a loser to add competition and reinforce the idea that defense wins championships.

    Full Court Defensive Drills

    Coach Weber shows you a variety of full-court drills to build the pressure man-to-man defense. In the 4-on-4 full-court shell, players work to contain opponents in the open court and stunt. This slows down the offense and forces teams to give up the ball. Weber teaches a number of concepts including chasing cutters off pin down and flare screens, defending plays like Floppy, Horns, Screen-the-Screener, and much more.

    This is an outstanding man to man defense video for coaches looking to build their defensive system and do so quickly in time for a season opener. Rent this man to man defense DVD today.

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