(Rental)-All Access Basketball Defensive Practice John Beilein
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All Access Defensive Practice Plan with John Beilein
After taking over as head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, head coach John Beilein has allowed a series of “all-access” practice sessions to be released. With over 40 years of coaching experience, Coach Beilein has developed a style of defense that has suited his teams well. In this video taken while Beilein was at Michigan, you will get inside Beilein’s defensive system, see his preferred method of running the Shell Drill, and an effective late-game press and trapping system.
Remember, all this comes from a coach who won coach of the year awards in three different conferences – Big Ten, CAA, and MAAC. Beilein won two Big Ten regular season titles, two Big Ten tournament championships, and reached the Final Four twice. It’s safe to say Coach Beilein knows a thing or two about basketball, specifically playing defense.
Shell Drill, Ball Screens, Post Defense
For Beilein, the Shell Drill is an opportunity to work on a number of defensive fundamentals. He will emphasize players getting into gaps to deny drivers and doing so with long, active hands that don’t drop below the shoulders. Players also get work on closeouts, rebounding with two hands, and dealing with cutters.
Players transition to ball screen defense where Coach Beilein teaches technique on how to get through and around screens. He covers both high and side ball screens as well as post defense. Beilein covers the post defense before and after the ball is entered into the post and goes over the responsibility of the individual as well as the team.
Press & Trapping System
In late-game situations, Beilein likes to employ an aggressive trap to force ball handlers into making mistakes. You will see Coach Beilein teach players to get the primary trap in the full court before working to get a secondary trap in the half court if the initial trap is broken.
One of the things you will notice is that Coach Beilein likes to keep things simple. He breaks down each drill and concept by demonstrating how he wants his players to move and act on the floor. You will pick up a good amount of Coach Beilein’s coaching philosophy as well as some great drills that you can use to enhance your defense. Rent this basketball defensive practice plan DVD today.