(Rental)-Building Your Offense With A Purpose
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Bob McKillop took over as the head coach at Davidson in 1989. He’s been there ever since and has enjoyed an amazing career. He’s won numerous conference regular season and tournament titles as well as multiple Coach of the Year awards. His 2008 team advanced all the way to the Elite Eight. McKillop has done it all with a very simple philosophy. The details are the foundation of success.
In this presentation, McKillop shares his seven keys to successful basketball. These are:
- Having an act
- Be down and balanced
- Do the little things
- Flesh-to-flesh contact
- Finish everything
You will also learn the four objectives McKillop uses on a daily basis to teach the game of basketball. They are simple.
- Let’s get better
- Have fun
- Play to win
- Make every play count
These daily objectives are controlled by the coach and, if done right, will improve the learning environment of any basketball practice.
Coach McKillop’s philosophy on offense is to use a full-court attacking offense that is extremely aggressive. The offense attacks with discipline taking high percentage shots in transition. The offensive system relies on five basic rules which are given below.
- Catch and See: Athletes quickly find their teammates, who is guarding them, and where the opponent is guarding. This helps slow the game down for athletes.
- Dribble with a Purpose: Attack somebody or help somebody.
- Offense is a Fight for Space: Run through your cut or pivot to create space.
- Finish Your Cut: Find a spot on the floor and get there after the cut to create space.
- Help Somebody: Learn to sacrifice. Set a screen, run hard up the floor, make an extra pass.
Coach McKillop puts these daily objectives and rules to work in some of his team drills. You will see a 2-Man Stretch Drill, Read the Coach, 3-on-3 with a Coach, and the Triangle Shell Drill.
McKillop’s entire career has been based on these simple objective and rules. Strive to be better this season by taking something from Coach McKillop, the 2008 NABC Coach of the Year.