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Brad Underwood

Man-to-Man Defense – 2 Essential Questions

Successful team defense comes in many styles and philosophies and each is built upon a set of core values or beliefs. Usually, these philosophies have been molded or shaped by our own experiences as a player or coach. Whether you play pack line, pressure, switch or deny, it is my goal in this series to...

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Gonzaga – Handling Pressure

Gonzaga has rolled to their first Final Four and Championship Game in program history. Handling pressure has been a key to Gonzaga’s success this season. As we prep for the national championship game, I wanted to take some time to talk about how Gonzaga attacked the pressure of South Carolina’s Pressure Defense in the Final...

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Final Four – South Carolina Pressure Man Defense

With the help of suffocating Pressure Man Defense, the South Carolina Gamecocks have scratched and clawed their way to the program’s first-ever Final Four. Before delving into the X’s & O’s and the principles behind the South Carolina Gamecocks’ pressure man-to-man defense, let’s take a trip to the zoo. We will get into how Frank Martin...

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15 Tips for a Better Practice

1. Plan it to the minute. Go into practice with a plan. Carefully decide your goals for the day and plan the drills you need to implement to accomplish those goals. Script out how much time you want to spend on each segment and keep in mind that most people have short attention spans. Try...

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8 Tips to a Better Relationship With Your Boss

Most of us have a boss. Someone that has a lot of say as to our professional fate. For head coaches overwhelmed with the demands of running a program, investing time in building a better relationship with their athletic director—often called “managing up”— can seem daunting. Many coaches don’t feel heard by administration and don’t...

3 Tips To Improve Transition Offense

3 Tips To Improve Transition Offense

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Maine Assistant Coach, Zak Boisvert, and he shared a few ideas regarding transition offense that he learned in his time coaching at Iona. As we are getting deeper and deeper into the season, easy baskets are hard to come by. Improving your team’s transition offense gives you...

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Coaching Tips from a B1G Assistant Coach (Part 2)

The following comes from former D-League Assistant Coach and current Nebraska Assistant Coach Phil Beckner. Phil is a great young Coach and someone I trust very much. He has coached several players that I have worked with and continues to do amazing work with Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers. Several years ago, while he...

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Coaching Tips from a B1G Assistant Coach

The following comes from former D-League Assistant Coach and current Nebraska Assistant Coach Phil Beckner. Phil is a great young Coach and someone I trust very much. He has coached several players that I have worked with and continues to do amazing work with Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers. Several years ago, while he...

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Pressure Man Defense – Wing Closeouts

In Vol. 5 of this series we address the techniques of wing closeouts and how to teach them within the principles of pressure man defense. Most of the attention thus far in this series has been on the sideline checkpoint of the “Rooftop” principle. The stance angle when the ball is above the free throw...

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Pressure Man Defense – Perimeter Defense Drills

In Vol. 4 of this series we look at a drill progression that teaches defending common offensive actions. By using three-on-three play, pressure man defense principles are applied to various situations. After implementing the basics of stance, stance angle, off-the-ball defense and help defense, it is important to begin learning to defend common offensive actions....

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