(Rental)-Foundations for Man to Man Defense
Get expert instruction on building a top-tier man-to-man defense with Coach Dan Muller. In this video, Muller takes you through his approach, focusing on man principles with a mix of a 2-2-1 press and 2-3 zone, which were key in creating difficult shot opportunities for opponents during his team's outstanding 2017 season. Illinois State ranked as one of the top teams in the nation for creating the longest defensive possessions, showcasing the effectiveness of Muller's defense.
Muller stresses the importance of communication, reinforcing throughout the video, how to ensure your players talk when they close out, help on screens, and call out if they are covering the basket or another offensive player. This type of communication will help your defense move and be able to pick up the right assignment while rotating.
You'll learn drills such as Three Line Closeouts, which incorporates help defense within your closeout drills, allowing you to work on multiple things at once. The Shell Drill with stunting towards the dribble, and Ball Screen Defense, focusing on trapping ball screens, which leads to a constant scramble situation, and utilizes the same rotations as any ball screen.
This video is filled with information that you can utilize for the summer and pre-season install of your defense. Lay the foundation of your program's defense with Coach Dan Muller, and get ready to see an immediate difference in your team's performance.