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Chris Mack: Drills to Build the Pack Line Defense
There is no doubt Chris Mack is one of college basketball’s great young coaches. The now-Louisville head coach took Xavier to the Sweet Sixteen four times and won 69 percent of his games with the Musketeers. He took his first Louisville team to the NCAA tournament and he has won numerous conference coach of the Year honors.
In this video done as an on-court clinic presentation, Mack details the everyday drills he uses to build the aggressive Pack Line defense that has made his teams so successful. You will see how he teaches both team and individual drills that will:
- Create extreme ball pressure
- Keep the ball out of the middle of the court
- Force the offense to take contested jump shots “away from the box”
- Develop excellent help defense and improve communication on defense
All of Mack’s drills emphasize discouraging the shot, but playing the drive. Players do this by proper positioning, closing out with high hands, building walls, closing gaps, and jumping to the ball.
Once the basics have been taught, Mack breaks down how to defend the post from initial positioning on the floor to positioning after the catch in the post. Here, he teaches the “wall up” technique for post defense which creates the toughest three-foot shot to make.
All of the defensive concepts and rules are then brought together in a number of team drills. You will see the 3-out, 1-in Unguarded Post Drill, the 3-on-3 Identity Drill, and the 3-out, 1-in Identity Drill which is essentially 4-on-4 with a post player. These drills train players at a game-like tempo.
Coach Mack’s Xavier – and now Louisville – teams were known for their aggressive man-to-man defense. This DVD gives you insight into how to implement Mack’s defensive principles and drills into your system.