- Three live practices with 2x NCAA Champion Billy Donovan!
- Use quick moving drills that reinforce fundamentals while getting players into shape at the at the start of the season
- Learn how to run your offense while using the post to effectively create open shots
- Learn to guard common offensive looks in a 4-on-4 shell situation
with Billy Donovan, Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) Head Coach;
former University of Florida Head Coach; 2007 & 2006 NCAA Champions;
10x SEC Champions (4 SEC Tournament and 6 regular season);
2014 SEC Coach of the Year - 3x SEC Coach of the Year;
2010 John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award;
One of only two people ever to serve as a head coach, assistant coach, and player in a Final Four
Two-time NCAA Championship Coach Billy Donovan invites you to sit in on the Gators' first three-days of practice of the 2011-12 season, a season which saw the Gators advance to the NCAA Tournament's Elite 8.
As his team prepares for the season, Coach Donovan focuses on building up their offensive and defensive styles of play. Watch as he breaks down the Spread Pick and Roll Offense along with his Motion High Offense, builds his offense and defense using a shell drill, improves his post players, and much more.
- Includes drills that work on closing out and on one-on-one perimeter defense from a variety of locations
- Set plays to initiate the Spread Pick and Roll that will create motion in the defense and take away help, putting the defense in disadvantage situations early in the possession
- Drills for converting defensive rebounds into transition offense
As Coach Donovan prepares his players for their first exhibition game, he does a lot of teaching and building up their style of play. He demonstrates the various offensive actions that lead into their motion high offense along with their spread pick and roll action.
He starts off with five man offensive drills (actions). This 5-on-0 situation has the team running through various action for each player starting with the big men in the post all the way through a pick and roll followed with a double screen. After going through their set plays and motion offense, Donovan starts to build his defensive style of play with a driving line drill that has his defense continuously working on closeouts and squaring up on the ball to contain dribble penetration. Donovan moves to transition drills that combines getting back in transition and disrupting the fast break.
The second half of practice focuses on the offensive end. He uses Circle the Wagon Drill to train his players to get the ball into the post to score. He wants to take advantage of his post players scoring opportunities and to establish an inside presence that will lead to open shots on the perimeter.
The practice ends with a full court press attack. Donovan emphasizes the importance of getting into the press right after a bucket is scored and to sprint back when the press is broken.
- Learn transition drills to improve passing and scoring in advantage situations
- Use the Gator Scramble Drills to train your team to recover on defense in a scramble situation
- Learn how to use scrimmages to determine how well players are translating practice skills into game situations
Coach Donovan spends a lot of time during the second practice going 4-on-4 or 5-on-5. He runs a 4-on-4 shell defense to create competition, run offensive plays and sets, and teach his players hot to defend the screening actions they will see.
He builds his players help-side defense using a Scramble Drill that teaches his defenders to protect the basket when a defender gambles for a steal or is beat off of the dribble from the wing. Players will learn how to stunt and get back to their man while also learning how to read the offense and take a charge.
In 5-on-5 situations, Donovan uses end of game transition posting to teach his players how to get the ball into the post off of a transition set or a secondary break opportunity. In this setting, the focus is on the post, but he still wants his players to understand they need to create without forcing off of the spread pick and rol