HDPlaybook: Top Defensive Videos of the Week

Through out the week, HoopDirt.com has been sharing coaching videos on Twitter. Below are our Top Defensive Videos:

#1. Get your Certification for Jim Boone’s Pack Line Defense with the absolute most comprehensive teaching and Pack Line Defensive development  program on the market today.  This Course will provide you with greater depth into the Pack Line Defense and how to implement the system, more so than any Clinic or teaching Video currently available.  Learn with Coach as he dives deep into Creating a Defensive Culture with the Pack Line Defense, including philosophy of teaching and developing the Pack Line, while taking you through key defensive development drills in a virtual classroom and multiple all-access practice settings.

Coach Boone has Nearly 600 career wins, 2 Final Fours, 6 Sweet 16’s, an unprecedented 4 different schools to the NCAA Tournament. DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS! This Course has it all, 96 Videos and over 8 Hours of All-Access Practice Video and Game Footage..

For more, follow the link HERE.

#2. Division 1 Head Coach Billy Donlon discusses Guarding the 3 point shot is arguably the most important aspect of any defense. In this course, Coach Billy Donlon shares the secrets he learned from legendary coaches like Rick Pitino, Brad Brownell, John Belein and Chris Collins on how to stop opponents 3 point shots. Coach Donlon’s team are known for their defensive toughness and their opponents struggle to find an open shot.

Coach Donlon will go over the principles of important aspects of perimeter defense like:

  • Transition Defense
  • On Ball Defense
  • Ball Screen Defense
  • Off Ball Screen Defense
  • Off Ball Help Defense
  • Guarding the Gap
  • Closing Out and Contesting the Shot

For more, follow the link HERE

#3. Coach Luke Yaklich is the head coach of the men’s basketball team at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2020). Coach Yaklich has worked under two of the game’s greats in Shaka Smart (Texas) and Jim Beilein (Michigan). Coach Yaklich was part of the 2018 NCAA finalist team.

In this course, Coach Yaklich breaks down fundamentals of great defensive culture into:

  • Setting up defensive goals for your team
  • Leadership
  • Attitude
  • Communication
  • Hustle
  • How to evaluate game film for defense
  • Drills that translate to the game
  • Basic fundamentals of defense: Transition Defense, Ball Screen Defense, On Ball Defense and Help Defense

For more, follow the link HERE.

#4. In this lesson, Coach Reed talks about how to defend the ball screen pick and roll. Throughout the year’s many coaches have been able to come up with a strategy to stop the most unstoppable play in basketball (when it’s run right). Through Coach Reed’s defensive philosophy, their defense covers the pick and roll almost to perfection which is more than most coaches can say. Coaches can use these lessons and tools to implement a fantastic defensive scheme.

Coach Reed has been with Lehigh since 2002 as an assistant and associate head coach all the way up until 2007 where he was named Head Coach of the team. His previous positions before then were all assistant coaching jobs at Oakland CC, UNC Greensboro, and High Point. Overall at Lehigh, his head coaching record is 229-177

For more, follow the link HERE.