(Rental)-Geno Auriemma: Eight Essential Defensive Drills
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8 Essential Defensive Drills
8 Basketball Defensive Drills you must do as a coach. University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has won more games than any men’s or women’s college coach. His UConn teams have won 11 national championships and he has also guided the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team to three gold medals (2000, 2012, 2016). Auriemma was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and much of his success can be traced back to his philosophy of playing swarming half-court defense.
In this video, Coach Auriemma will show you the 8 Essential Drills that he uses for constructing a dominating defense. Using on-court demonstrations, Auriemma takes you through each drill and provides the necessary coaching points for you to adapt the drills to your players. After viewing, you will have a clear understanding as to how to incorporate Coach Auriemma’s drills into your practice plans.
Basketball Defensive Drills with Geno Auriemma
The drills emphasize the importance of closeouts as well as ball pressure and the block out. Players learn the essential movements required to play solid man-to-man defense and how to defend the ball in both full-court and half-court situations. The drills progress to a number of variations including 4-on-4, 6-on-4, and even 8-on-5 drills. Coach Auriemma is big on rotations and making sure every player understands his or her responsibility when playing defense.
This 54-minute basketball defensive drills video gives you great insight to the drills behind building what has become one of the most dominant defenses in college basketball. What Coach Auriemma teaches in this video is sure to raise the level of play of any defense. Rent these 8 essential basketball defensive drills today.