Robert Morris University Head Coach,
2008 NEC Jim Phelan Coach of the Year,
NABC District 3 Coach of the Year
If you can control the opposing team's offense with your defense, you can control the game. In this basketball DVD, Mike Rice shows you how his team maintains this defensive control by presenting an in-depth look at his half-court pressure defense.
Rice explains the importance of constantly pressuring the offense with proper technique, ball pressure and intensity, rather than simply trapping at half-court or denying one pass. He demonstrates various drills you can use to have your team practice closing out, preventing middle penetration, maintaining constant pressure and more. With these drills, pressuring the offense will become instinctive to your players, which is pivotal because the more they have to think, the slower they will be.
Force your opponent to make game changing mistakes with Mike Rice's Half-Court Pressure Defense.
73 minutes. 2009.
Produced at the Fall 2008 Cleveland, OH Clinic.