Championship Vision: Video Review

By Coach Kevin Furtado
Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Lake Oconee Academy Furtadok57@gmail.com
www.championshipvision.org

Video: No Moves Needed
Author: Christian Mueller www.pivotalbasketball.com

This is one of the best post development videos I have watched. The following review will detail the reasons why every coach in America should study and adopt many of these principles that Coach Christian Mueller teaches in this video. The first thing I see in this video are similar teaching techniques to the great Don Meyer, who I consider one of the best all-time teachers of the game of basketball. Coach Christian Mueller even mentions that his teaching techniques were learned from the great Don Meyer. Today Post play is not being taught at any level, probably because coaches don’t want to have players with their back to the basket and it is very tough to get players to work to get open in the post. Most players want to play on the perimeter without any contact. I feel the game is won or lost inside, regardless of the influence of the three-point line.

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Organization:
The No Moves Video by Christian Mueller is divided into 30 Lessons:
• Introduction
• Wrecking ball rhythm
• Wrecking ball non-rhythm
• One hand pass and catch
• Power move position
• Power moves
• Shot fake mikans
• Power dribbles
• Diagonal fake, drop step
• Chin and in
• Hook shots
• Stance seal
• Traits of a good receiver
• Getting open
• Yoda move
• Lane crosses
• Bad angle passes
• Field goal arms
• Thinking ahead of the pass
• Live after skip
• Rear turns vs. front turns
• When the defense goes low side
• V-cuts
• V-cuts vs. low defender
• An advantage of the top spots
• Posting up guards
• Sealing cut throat
• Fast break thoughts
• Sealing up
• Sealing out

Lessons by Christian Mueller:
1. Introduction
A. 4 Phases to post play
– Getting open
– Stay open
– Safely receiving
– Score simply
B. 5 Keys to successful post play
– Head
– Hands
– Heart
– Feet
– Ability to finish
2. Wrecking ball rhythm
– Two balls
– Use wall
– Above eyes target
– Distances 12”, 24”, 36.”
– Bend and throw
3. Wrecking ball non-rhythm: Do the same drill but alternate the rhythm
4. One hand pass and catch
– Wall behind them
– 20 feet away
– Baseball style passes from coach
– Absorb the pass
– Throw harder and harder
– Find out where they can’t catch and throw there
5. Power Move Position
– Shoulder and toes parallel to the baseline
– Power mikans
– A personal problem with elbow out
– Emphasize “clean” makes
6. Power moves from the short corner: Rip ball thru, pivot and take one power dribble and finish with a power move
7. Shot fake mikans
– Ball, head, shoulder are one unit
– 2 inches: lift eyes, shoulders
– Inside elbow is up
– Go up while the defense is going down
– Don’t rush the shot fake
– Make five clean
8. Power dribbles
– Below and between knees
– Snap to shoulder
– Single, two-handed dribble
– Step, bounce, hop
– Put down by the front foot, step 1
– Start with the ball down and hop- land on the heel, sink hips
– Quarter turn on the landing
– Drill: Have the players make the power dribble across the lane with one dribble
9. Diagonal fake, drop step
– Make diagonal fake, drop step, hop, score
10. Chin and in
– Keep ball on shoulder
– Protect ball at chin
11. Hook shots
– Ensure shooting elbow is underneath ball
– Drill: shoot from 3 spots in “power box”: 3 left hand, 3 right hand from right box, left box and middle box.
12. Stance seal
– Yardstick between your feet
– Triceps parallel to floor
– Goal post arms
– Feet constantly moving
– Calling for ball
13. Traits of a Good receiver
– Enhance your scoring opportunities
– Eyes on target
– Catch ball on jump stop
– Look in the direction of the pass
– Meet on every pass
– Quarter turn on catch
– Bring ball to opposite shoulder
– Get eyes on target
– 2 foot jump stop
14. Getting open
– Make first contact below the waits
– THE DEFENSE IS ALWAYS WRONG
– Lock up the defenders knee
– Catch as close to the rim as possible
– Use “pin and spin”- step in between feet and make reverse pivot
15. Yoda move
– If defender is playing you tight
– Hard step in to lane
– Spin back
16. Lane crosses
– When defender is playing you on high side
– Cross the lane when the ball is passed to the wing from the top
– Seal defender
17. Bad angle passes
– Nearly all baseline feeds should be bounce passes
– Passer takes 1-2 dribbles down and create better angle
18. Field Goal Arms
– Job in post is take up space
– Open when numbers are to the corner
– Keep your numbers to the corner as long as possible
19. Thinking Ahead of the pass
– Always think where the next pass is going
– From wing to top
20. Live After Skip
– When the ball is skipped across from wing to wing
– Get eye level with the defender’s shoulders
– Turn on defender’s first cut
– Make first contact below the waist
– Pin and seal
21. Rear turns vs front turns: Rear turns are quicker than front turns and you can seal out the defender
22. When the defense goes low side
– When the defender plays you on the low side
– Point the ball to the top
– Seal in the defender and call for ball
23. V-cuts
– If the defense is high, take them higher
– 3 step move (1st step- show hands, 2nd step- step by and 3rd step- hard step)
24. V-cuts vs low defender
– If the defender is even or below, take them lower
– Make hard cut to the ball
– 1st step: low
– 2nd step: lower
– 3rd step: lowest
25. Advantage of the top spots: when the ball is passed from wing to top, it will form a 1 on 1 scoring opportunity with help defense.
26. Posting up Guards: use your guards to post up from your offense. All players learn how to post
up.
27. Sealing Cut throat (This is the best drill you can use for post development)
– Have a line of post players on the baseline
– 1st player is offense and other player is defense
– 2 passers on top
– Play to 3 or 4 points
– Point for score, foul, offensive rebound
– Post must direct ball- top to wing
– Catches in paint: no dribble
– Catches outside of paint: 1 power dribble
– 3 pass maximum
– Defense has to front
– Score stay on offense
28. Fast break thoughts: Use your post players to seal on the fast break
29. Sealing up: if the post is ahead of the post defender she can seal up the defense at the foul line and look for a pass from the wing
30. Sealing out: Run straight to the rim. We want the ball to go from wing to top and the post will seal out the post defender who is waiting for the post

Summary
Excellent video on post-development by Christian Mueller. I like this video because of its simplicity, and you can teach it at any level of your program. I just started teaching the wrecking ball drills to my post players, and you can see the difference in their hands right away. Also, “you get your work done before the ball is passed” is a comment you hear all the time in the video. If you get a great position, then you can catch in the post using your power move. You don’t need to teach your post 2-3 moves, they need to learn how to get open, how to seal, and catch and chin and then to use the power move in traffic. I strongly recommend you get this video and “Feeding the Post” video by Christian Mueller.

Coach Kevin Furtado
Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Lake Oconee Academy

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