(Rental)-Building The Dematha Team Defense
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Building the DeMatha Basketball Team Defense
The high school basketball program at DeMatha Catholic in Maryland is nationally known and has been for years. Now under head coach Mike Jones, DeMatha adheres to the old adage “defense wins championships.” Jones has produced over 500 career wins and dozens of championships in the very competitive Washington, D.C. area.
In this basketball team defense video, Coach Jones shares with coaches how his program became a defensive powerhouse. After playing for legendary DeMatha coach Morgan Wooten, Jones played at Old Dominion and then returned home first as an assistant and then as the Stags head coach.
Jones shares his defensive strategies which begin with emphasizing defensive rotations to minimize any middle penetration. His defense focuses on pressuring the ball, challenging shooters, and not getting beat off the first dribble.
In order to create a strong basketball team defense, Coach Jones believes in a few critical concepts. He shares each of those in his presentation.
- Beating the offense to the middle of the floor
- Keeping the ball on one side of the court
- Moving on the pass
- Communicating at all times with teammates
Coach Jones gets into defensive rotations. In order to perfect those rotations, he shares a series of 10 drills designed to create and sustain effective defensive play. Basic techniques are reinforced with advanced strategies like “Perfect Slide,” 1-on-1 full-court slides, and closeout drills. You’ll also see the Wildcat Series which teaches players to stay low on defense and close out strong.
Jones then goes into great detail on the DeMatha Shell Drill covering every aspect of proper defensive rotation. In the 5-Man Shell drills, Coach Jones covers how to defend the high and low posts, denial defense, defending cutters, and communication on weakside help.
Learn how to dominate on the defensive end with perfect rotations from one of the game’s best high school coaches. Rent this basketball team defense DVD today.