These four drills for all levels are from Coach Kevin Eastman. Kevin was a long time college assistant and head coach. He served as an Assistant Coach for the Celtics from 2004 to 2013. He made the move to Los Angeles with Doc Rivers and was on the coaching staff last year. He then was promoted to the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Clippers before retiring.
This video is a segment from his NBA Drills for all levels course. It is a part of his 8 Video Coach Development 8 Course Series set which includes High Intensity Skill Development, NBA Drills for All Levels, Stimulate Your Offensive Thinking, Defensive Strategies and Teaching Points, Strategies and Philosophy for Coaching Success, Stimulate Your Defensive Thinking, Defending the Pick and Roll the NBA Way, A Champion’s DNA.
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One of his beliefs that he presents in the sample video is that “Good offense is multiple actions, good defense requires multiple efforts.”
The drills in this video are:
Pinball: A drill to work with one player on fighting through screens.
Close, Direct, Charge: One player works on each of those defensive skills to complete the drill successfully.
Force to Tape: A one-on-one defensive drill to work on controlling penetrating straight line drives and forcing the dribble to specific, pre-determined spots on the floor.
Shell with post and corner drive: Run the traditional 4 on 4 with an additional 4 unguarded offensive players–two in the dead corners and 2 on or above the blocks. Those additional 4 unguarded players can be managers as well. When the ball goes to any of those 4 spots, you are able to work on your defensive rotations.
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