Oklahoma Sooners Defense/Shooting Drills
Attached in this playbook are 4 defensive situations to practice as well as 2 shooting drills from Lon Kruger, Steve Henson, and the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners went 24-11 this season (12-6 Big 12) and made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. In Kruger’s 4 seasons at OU, the Sooners have increased the number of wins each season (15, 20, 23, and 24). Before taking over for the sooners, Kruger was the head coach at UNLV from 2004-2011. During his time in Las Vegas, he led UNLV to a Sweet 16 appearance in 2007 and to 4 NCAA appearances. Read Below about the Oklahoma Sooners defense / shooting drills
Oklahoma Sooners Defense/Shooting Drills – Defense
Frame 1: This is a 3 on 3 situation with no defender guarding 3. As 4 sets the screen, 4 and 2 have to know whether they are switching or not. If so, x4 will take 2 on the cut.
Frame 2: If 2 cuts underneath, x1 makes a “sooner switch” and takes 2 on the cut.
Frame 3: As 2 cuts to the wing, x2 will deny the wing entry and x1 will load into the lane.
Frame 4: In this scenario, 1 passes to 2 then makes a cut around 4 on the block. In “switch 4”, x4 will take 1 and x1 will guard 4.
Frame 5: On a baseline or staggered screen, the bigs and guards have to know which switching scheme they are in to switch effectively.
Oklahoma Sooners Defense/Shooting Drills – Shooting
Frame 6: The shooter starts at spot 1 and has to make 2 in a row to start a streak. He then shoots until he misses. Once he misses he gets a second chance at spot 1. The players add up all of the streaks.
Frame 7: This shooting gun drill works on jump hooks inside the lane. The players line up in a position to catch the ball near the basket and ready to shoot a jump hook.
Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Andy Partee at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Kosel joined the staff at Colorado College after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University and one season at Haskell Indian Nations University. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), both certifications given through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has coached summer AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Houston, Colorado, New Mexico, Air Force, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Kosel is also a member of the NABC International Committee and serves as the committee’s social media manager.
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