2012 NCAA #12 Seeds
- Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) – Shaka Smart
- Harvard University – Tommy Amaker
- Long Beach State University – Dan Monson
- University of South Florida (Stan Heath) vs. University of California (Mike Montgomery)
Dan Monson – Long Beach State University
Coach Monson’s pedigree traces back to Jud Heathcote’s great Michigan State team of 1979 where he learned to weave man-to-man techniques into zone defense. In this DVD, Monson demonstrates seven unconditional techniques of man-to-man defense that you can use to build a winning team. He puts a creative twist on teaching his defense by having players connected by ropes, forcing them to move together as a unit. A huge believer in defensive transition, Monson describes the importance of getting back and setting your defense in the first five seconds of every defensive possession. He shares several drills you can use to teach the team skill of stopping easy baskets. Additional on-the-floor drills drive home Monson’s finer points of coaching defense. If you like both man-to-man and zone defenses, this DVD is ideal as it will save time, condense your drill catalog and make your team more consistent on the defensive end of the floor.
Coach Monson feels that spreading the floor with shooters and using the 3-point line is important for his team’s success. The Flex/Dive Offense is a motion-patterned offense that spreads the floor to take advantage of the defense. The Flex/Dive Offense provides structure and security for players in the half court and builds a great feel for time and score. The Flex/Dive Offense is similar to the Flex, but is less predictable. Flex cutting principles are present, but an open side and double screening action make the Flex/Dive Offense unique. The Flex/Dive Offense offers a balance between 3-point shots and “thrusts to the basket.” A set play, Crackdown, is a good entry into the Flex/Dive Offense. A key is the corner pop out and wing dive. The circle drill, 4-on-4 to 3-on-3, 4-on-4 on a block and the back door drill are excellent for developing this offense. Monson concludes with three set plays for late game situations. Monson’s philosophy, teaching points, entries, and drills for the Flex/Dive Offense provide a complete look at this exciting offense.
Order: The Flex/Dive Offense
Mike Montgomery – California Golden Bears
Coach Montgomery illustrates an effective method for executing five man motion, stack offense and offensive footwork. Considered one of the most innovative coaches in basketball today, Montgomery gives an excellent demonstration on how you can build your five-man motion offense. Beginning with screens and cutting, he uses a whole-part-whole philosophy to teach the entire offense. Montgomery demonstrates five screens, two cuts, proper floor balance and pivoting, all designed to get your players open for shots. Next, Montgomery shows the basics of a sound stack offense as well as 12 options that can take advantage of individual skills and different defensive coverages. He includes transition, his 40 and 50 series, box sets, entries into motion and the stack to help take advantage of a defensive weakness. Whether you run motion or the stack, this offensive tape can provide excellent schemes to obtain high percentage shots!
Order the “Five Man Motion & Stack Offense”.
Coach Montgomery uses his diverse coaching experience in college and the NBA to present ideas for set plays and drills for all coaches to help their teams. He begins with his thoughts and differences between the college and the NBA game. From there he moves into his 3-minute drill instruction. These intense practice drills work on dribble skills, different kinds of passes to make under pressure, how to be physical and go after rebounds and a 2-on-2 drill that focuses on dribbling, pivoting and passing. Montgomery shifts gears and calls on his NBA experience and shares a number of excellent out-of-bounds plays. Plays include screen-the-screener, which includes the “step-up” screen and includes many options and alterations. A counter play is “10,” which keeps the defense from cheating toward the main screening action. “One get” ends in a quick ball screen and penetration to the lane. Side out-of-bounds plays come from the stack, 1-4 high or box sets. Montgomery also demonstrates several side out-of-bounds players that can yield quick baskets.
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