Basketball Drills Defending Perfect Movement

This post contains three videos from Xavier practice with Head Basketball Coach Chris Mack. The first triangle rebounding drill emphasizing taking the rebound aggressively. The second video is a 5 on 5 defensive drill requiring the defense to play perfectly for 24 seconds. The final video is a two player drill working on help position and closeouts.

If you are interested in seeing more information about the DVD that the samples are taken from, click here: All Access Xavier Basketball Practice

Press the play arrow in the middle of each video to see each You Tube video. Make sure that your sound is on as you watch them.

Basketball Drills: Defending Perfect Movement :24

This basketball drill requires players to be in perfect position, communicating with teammates, seeing the basketball, and staying in their defensive stance for 24 seconds. Any breakdowns, and the players must start the drill again for a full, consecutive 24 seconds. You can add any fundamentals that you want to the requirements or require that players execute for a longer period of time to win the drill. Make sure that your sound is on and click the play arrow to see the video.

 

Basketball Drills: Triangle Blockouts

Coach Mack defines a rebounding role for each player as “Hit and Seal” or “Hit and Get” (Go after the basketball). In addition to blockouts, he emphasizes taking “loud” rebounds. Make sure that your sound is on and click the play arrow to see the video.

 

Basketball Drills: 2 on 2 Gap Closeouts

Drill to work on getting in the defensive gap to see both the basketball and the player you are guarding, establishing help side position, and closing out. Make sure that your sound is on and click the play arrow to see the video.

If you are interested in seeing more information about the DVD that the samples are taken from, click here: All Access Xavier Basketball Practice

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