Tom Izzo's Basketball Smorgasbord of Drills and Basketball Wisdom

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  • An inside look into practice and drills with three-time National Coach of the Year, Tom Izzo
  • On-floor presentation of quick hitting plays to dominate the zone defense
  • Demonstration of defensive drills to enhance communication among your players

Coach Tom Izzo offers up a plethora of basketball nuggets for running a successful program in his Basketball Smorgasbord of Drills and Basketball Wisdom.

Before hitting the floor, he talks to coaches about how to develop accountability with players; this accountability model should be done before the season starts to set the tone for the season.

Izzo's on-floor presentation begins with quick hitting plays against the zone. Once taught, these zone looks (Double, Fist down and Special) are executed against a live defense. Also, Izzo shares video highlights against the zone. Izzo demonstrates some of his favorite baseline out of bounds plays in addition to a play for winning the tip and one for losing the tip.

Shifting to the defensive end of the floor, he focuses on stance and positioning, as well as the line of the ball concept. Next, the 3-on-3 close out drill is demonstrated and executed on the floor. The drill progresses to 4-on-4 to include defending the flare screen and pin down screen. By adding an extra offensive player, the drill becomes 4 v 5. This drill demands great communication by the defense. Five concepts for guarding on-ball screens are presented.

This is a great chance to get inside the mind of a basketball coaching great!

118 minutes. 2007.

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