With Joe Mihalich, Niagara University Head Coach.
Coach Mihalich begins this DVD with coaching philosophy and beliefs that have led him to a successful coaching career. Mihalich believes strongly in practice preparation. Elements of his practice philosophy include shooting drills early in practice, repetition with variety, have a plan every day, "it's not what you teach it's what you emphasize," make drills competitive, be a master teacher and you play the way you practice. Moving to the full court, Mihalich introduces the full court passing drill. This drill is fast paced where players run, pass, catch and shoot lay-ups as quickly as possible in one minute. He preaches that execution is the goal of this drill, not speed. Four spot passing is a drill that prepares a team to play against pressure and fosters communication among teammates. Five Fast Breaks is an excellent drill played 5-on-5 in the full court. Each break has a different finish based on Mihalich's instructions. Line transition drill is a fast paced 2-on-1 drill that works on both offense and defense. Another fast break drill that provides conditioning and decision making is 4-on-4-on-4 in the full court. Mihalich's transition game flows from the break into secondary offense then into continuity offense.
72 minutes. 2008.