Welcome! As a coach, I wanted to share information about my basketball interests. The reason for choosing "Massey Basketball" is to make sure people understand this is not an official blog of Galesburg HS. The blog is designed to provide information about the Streaks and basketball, motivation, and anything that interests me.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Shaka Smart- Pressing
Coach Shaka Smart (Head Coach – VCU) What are we trying to get out of the press? · Turnovers (Live Ball) · Quick / Bad Shots · Create Offensive Opportunities · Force Tempo / Disrupt Offensive Flow · Difficult to Prepare For · Make Opposing Players do things they aren’t comfortable doing · Create fatigue (Cumulative Effect) - Who gets tired 1st? Who recovers quickest? · Make depth a factor (Who’s 6-10 is better?) · Exciting style of play (Players/fans) · Identity/Brand What Should You Emphasize as a Pressing Team? · Energy (5 Guys Flying Around) - Fouling Negates Hustle · Communication - “Talking makes you quicker.” · Getting into the press quickly · Deflections · Trapping Fundamentals - When to trap? (Good Trap vs. Bad Trap) 5 Keys to a Good Trap: 1. Ball Handler’s Level of Control – Is the ball handler under control? 2. Element of Surprise– Are we running from the elbow to half court to trap? 3. Location of Court – No traps in the middle of the floor. 4. No Fouls 5. No Splits · Who to trap? · How to trap? · Off the ball - “Think like a trapper.” · Taking away the obvious pass · Pressuring the ball - #1 thing in the press. If you can’t pressure the ball, you can’t press. · Stunting · Back Pressure · Outnumbered Situations - 2 vs. 1 – Must defend the 2 on 1 situations well. Happens all the time. · “Fix It” Situations - Half Court situation after opposing team breaks press. Must match up and guard. · Defending Multiple Positions - Front of Press - Back of Press · Guys I look for in recruiting. - 6’3 – 6’4 athletes with long arms that can guard 1-5.