with Jim Dietz, former San Diego State University Head Coach, ABCA Hall of Fame 2002.
Defense wins games and championships!Here, Coach Dietz, with over 1200 wins in his college coaching career, shares how to build a defensive strategy. In a lecture-style setting, Dietz begins with his 10 rules of defense, emphasizing knowing the opposition, your team, and combining aggressiveness and control. He then gets into the "heart" of defensive strategy by covering five defensive areas; bunt defense, run defense, outfield defense, catcher defense, and pitcher defense. In each of these sets he discusses and diagrams individual responsibilities in various situations and set plays, including sacrifice and squeeze bunts, pitch-outs, 1st and 3rd plays, and the "Gap" defense in the outfield. A few major points of emphasis thoroughly explained here are effective communication and using set plays with signs and adequate preparation. This video is a great complement to the team defense drills video, "Organizing Defensive Practice," as it gives you a defensive strategy in all situations, allowing you to create a well-prepared defensive team on your way to victory at all levels!
55 minutes. 2004.