Video Clips From The 2014 SMU Basketball Coaching Clinic
Here are some video clips that I was able to take at Larry Brown’s SMU Coaching Clinic from September of 2014. He hosts one of these every year, and they are really good. This year he had Mike Woodson of the Clippers, Bill Self, Shaka Smart, and Wes Miller from UNC Greensboro.
If you are in the Dallas area, this is a clinic I highly recommend. He had some big time coaches, and they were very open in answering all questions that we had, even staying around after the clinic to talk with us.
I wish I could have grabbed better, longer videos, but I did not clear enough room on my phone. If you have any questions about anything, you can tweet or email me.
Shaka Smart Circle Trap Drill | SMU Basketball Coaching Clinic
This is a drill where they work on trapping fundamentals and getting deflections and steals. He also mentions some of their trapping principles. He says it’s a great drill for working on their intercept position and reading the next pass. Its really important for their trappers to pressure the ball-handler so that he has to turn his body. When that occurs, the interceptor can then read the ball handler’s next pass and take it away. They call it reading the next pass.
He says that they do this once or twice a week. He also says, right after getting cut off, that they do at least one trap drill a day.
– Close out to the trap (constant pressure, but under control)
– Active hands (hands straight up; they foul as many times as they can below the waste; active hands up top for deflections)
– Take away the splits (never let the ball-handler split the two)
– No splits/no fouls
– Being elastic (the trappers moving with the ball-handler, not letting him get free or create space)
In this drill, the goal is to get as many steals and deflections as possible in a minute.
Shaka Smart No Escape Drill | SMU Basketball Coaching Clinic
Smart gives us a full-court trapping drill where they work on ‘no escape.’ They use coaches in this drill because he said the players really get going when they play against the coaches. Here, they really work on not letting you escape the trap or create space by dribble retreating. They want to keep constant pressure on the ball. They call moving with the ball-handler in the trap being ‘elastic.’
Larry Brown Hedging Balls Screens | SMU Basketball Coaching Clinic
In this video, Larry Brown is talking about how they hedge on ball screens. When they work on hedging ball screens, they are also teaching/practicing offense. He talks about the screening angle that they take on the ball screen.
1 – The player guarding the ball-handler must get into the ball handler
– If you don’t, you make the big guys work too hard
– Get right on his hip and force him into the ball screen where you have help
2 – Guard in the gap one pass away should be on the nail ready to help on penetration or stunt and recover
3 – Hoop man under the basket seeing man and ball ready to help on the roller
4 – ‘Contact show’ on the hedge; the bigs job is to get high and make the ball handler dribble away from the basket
5 – Guard must get over the ball-screen and over the hedger and ride him up
6 – Guard stunts and gets back
7 – Hoop man eyes the roller
Larry Brown: Gap Defense | SMU Basketball Coaching Clinic
Here Coach Brown talks about how they play gap defense. Their options in gap defense are (1) stunt and fake support and recover, (2) stunt and trap on the drive, (3) run and jump switch.
– He also talks briefly about how they might make adjustments in game depending on personnel.
Be in position to see man and ball in the gap and ready to stunt. It’s important to know your athletic ability and to know who you are guarding. If you are quicker and you are guarding somebody who is not a catch a shoot threat, you can be closer to the ball-handler. The better the shooter you are guarding or the slower you are, the closer you must be to your man in the gap.
On penetration when they are stunting and recovering and they give up penetration, their big rotates over to stop the ball on the drive. The backside helper who is covering the hoop must rotate over and box out the big.
Mike Woodson: Line BLOB | SMU Basketball Coaching Clinic
Mike Woodson gives us a baseline man BLOB play for an inbound hand-off.
Bill Self: Teaching Your Bigs How To Score Without the Ball While Attacking ‘Ice” | SMU Basketball Coaching Clinic
Kansas is really big on getting their post guys to learn how to score without the ball. They teach their bigs how to get inside position, making their defender fight over the top because of their low positioning, which creates seal opportunities for lobs from the perimeter players. He joked that they have had several lottery picks at the big position who haven’t panned out in the NBA because they have made a living in college being able to score without having to dribble.
Bill Self talks about how they attack a defense who ‘Ices’ the ball screen. The ball handler attacks the big protecting the baseline drive, and the big setting the ball screen moves with the penetration, finding the seam between the two defenders guarding the ball. The point should be able to make a bounce pass to the big rolling to the basket.
The backside big then ducks in, lower than his defender, and he creates an angle through which he can score without have to dribble.
Coach Reggie Bibb is a former college basketball player who has coached at the college, high school, junior high school and AAU levels. He started out as an assistant coach at Seminole State College where he helped head coach Tom Mills earn two conference top two finishes in three years. In two out of his three seasons in Seminole, the Seminole State Trojans won at least 20 games, including one regular season conference championship and another trip to the conference tournament championship game.
Reggie has since coached at the junior high and high school levels, and even spent a year as an assistant principal.
His strengths are in player development, building team culture and chemistry, and building offensive and defensive systems that accentuate his players’ abilities and that help his players utilize what they do best to allow them to have individual and contribute to team success. He also is a great communicator and great at building relationships with his players, parents, and administration.
Reggie currently lives in Lavon, TX, just outside of Dallas, with his wife, Alyssa, and his three daughters: Alexa, London-Mila, and Zoe.
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