All Access Basketball Practice with Leon Rice

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Written by Coach Peterman

I have coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. I just felt that fellow coaches especially young coaches need to constantly work on their “game”. Just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves. That is my story and why I do this blog.

August 5, 2014

All Access Basketball Practice with Leon Rice


All Access Basketball Practice with Leon Rice – Basketball — Championship Productions, Inc.

Learn how to create basketball chaos to make practices game-realistic
Learn how to run numerous plays that will provide effective screening actions and scoring opportunities
Discover a progressive shell drill that quickly reviews defending down screens, cutters, back screens, flares screens and “dead dribbler” situations
Learn how to effectively utilize transition ball screens, which are even more difficult to defend than half-court ball screens

with Leon Rice, Boise State Head Basketball Coach;
former Gonzaga assistant coach

In just three seasons, Leon Rice earned Boise State an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. Coach Rice’s recipe for success combines an up-tempo, fast-paced offense with tremendous defensive pressure.

Join Coach Rice as he unveils his high-tempo workouts in this All Access Practice set from Championship Productions. Coach Rice shares his daily practice structure then heads to the court to create basketball chaos and a game-like atmosphere in three live sessions.

Practice 1
Watch as Coach Rice’s team plays full-court basketball with an emphasis on both transition offense and defense. Practice begins by introducing new full-court presses on defense and reviewing set plays and ball screen offense. You’ll see how the Bronco’s full-court attack is built using drills that focus on scoring in advantage situations and breaking full-court pressure. The emphasis in the half-court offense is on limiting turnovers and ball movement through scrimmage drills. Defensively, hustling back and communicating in transition to get organized is emphasized with a series of breakdown drills and controlled scrimmages.

Practice 2
Practice 2 begins with a film review of man-to-man offense from the prior day’s practice. On the court, action begins with a review of man-to-man offensive sets. Next, two late-clock, baseline, out-of-bounds plays are reviewed. Individual work incorporates attacking a switching defense. The team then runs through more 4-around-1 offense 5-on-0 and 5-on-5. Defense then becomes the focus with a variety of competitive drills including 1-on-1 first step defense, classic shell, shell drill with recovery, protect the paint 3-on-3, jump to ball 3-on-3, and cut-throat defense. A team shooting drill completes practice.

Practice 3
In the final disc of the series, the Boise State Broncos open up their playbook even further. ÿYou’ll get a firsthand look as Coach Rice’s team runs through their sets against a man-to-man defense in a 5 vs. 0 setting. ÿThe Boise State system features great spacing on the offensive end and showcases a variety of ball screens and dribble hand-offs. ÿHe also reviews the Broncos’ early offense, which involves transition ball screens or “drag” movements. ÿThe team goes through a special situation where one group trails by two points with the ball to be inbounded along the sideline. ÿYou’ll pick up two simple sets that can be run in this scenario. ÿTransition defense and stopping the basketball on the move is a major emphasis in this practice session. ÿBoise State uses multiple drills to stress getting back and not allowing easy baskets. ÿFinally, you’ll see a team video session where the coaching staff points out the good and some areas that need improvement from the previous practice session.

360 minutes (3 DVDs). 2014.

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