With Jamie Dixon, University of Pittsburgh Head Coach; 2009 Naismith Men's College Basketball Coach of the Year; 2004 Big East Coach of the Year.
Teaching players where to be in every defensive situation on the floor is a Jamie Dixon trademark. His 10-point shell drill covers every possible defensive scenario and anchors the Pitt defense in games. As the ball is slowly reversed around the perimeter, Dixon instructs players on the proper position and technique at each spot. When the ball is on the wing, there is automatic penetration to the baseline. This forces the weak side defense to be in a help position and adjust toward the ball to keep the ball out of the paint. By moving players down to the corners, the focus is on middle penetration. Stance, vision and moving in the direction of the pass are cornerstones of good man-to-man defense. Defending the ball screen has become mandatory for all teams. Dixon explains the on ball coverage that minimizes risk but is aggressive. Other sets defended are the UCLA screen set, flex and flare screen set. The last component is doubling the post and doubling the on ball screen. Dixon teaches specific technique on a hard, aggressive double team. Dixon illustrates that almost every situation faced in a game can be prepared for in practice with the 10-point shell drill.
61 minutes. 2007.