Loyola-Chicago HC: Porter Moser — TABC Clinic Notes
Please enjoy the following notes from the 2018 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Clinic by coach of Loyola Chicago Porter Moser.
“Every rep counts” — critical to our culture wall.
At the start of every second half, we sold we were in better condition than every team.
Full Court Shooting Drill
3v0, 3 Lines, 2 minutes, 3 shots per repetition.
Cannot be any breaks, must sprint back.
3 Shots: Dead Corner, Pinch In, Trail
Great drill to create mayhem, must sprint back and figure out the lines.
Target: 2 minutes, 26 makes.
Who really are the shooters on your team?
Coach Majerus with the dream team
Majerus: Reggie what are you shooting from the FT line? Reggie: 92.3%
Majerus: What about you Shaq? Shaq: About 60%
Great shooters know their numbers.
When you shoot on your own set goals and accountability.
15 minutes, every single day this time was never cut short.
Defensive skill work, positional skill work and combined skill work.
Close Out Drill
You achieve what you emphasise.
“Reach for the lights.” — Get vertical and show your hands at the rim.
Division 1 fewest fouls — number 1 team was Virginia and we were 2nd.
Majerus: “show your hands”, “through you to the rim” and always jump second.”
Can your players recite the things you think are important?
You are giving people baskets when you put your hands in.
When we stunt we “help with the hip” another Majerus-ism.
Frame (1): Hard close out to the elbow take away the shot.
Frame (2): One big defensive slides while having hands OUT.
Frame (3): Sprint and recover, then jump and be vertical at the ring while “reach for the lights.”
You can’t just tell them to switch, must have teaching points.
“Talk it, touch it, switch it, deny it.”
We say “SWITCH UP” — meaning we switch up the floor to shooters, moving towards the ball. Outside hand up high, cannot switch back (passive).
The person who receives the switch is talking it.
Switching DHO: the person guarding the initial receiver’s job is “no wheels” meaning can’t let them fake it and turn the corner.
Away Screens: must be touch, or else we will lose somebody.
Inbounds plays: must switch to the inside and show your hands, no slips to the rim.
Must be on the loud side when switching.
3v3 Shell Drill
Nose on high shoulder, we don’t give up middle.
“Hot feet” on the split line.
Offence: once we get people on our hip, we keep them there.
Body up, body in, straight line drives = draw fouls.
Conversely: defence must push out on first side and stay slow, nose on chest.
Movement on the drive: never be 3 in a row, we love the one more pass.
Last Second BLOB
Stole this from a high school coach.
Best shooter(2) sprints to the corner, 4 tries to duck his guy in force him to chase.
5 takes a few steps down the lane, 1 follows.
1 Back screens 5, he spins off and throw lob pass for a tip or catch and finish.
What is Your Time Out Philosophy?
Practice in your mind, practice on paper, practice in practice.
On the last play of the game — do you take the ball and attack? or call a time out.
We loved to attack.
If you call one, what are the chance that you can get the ball in?
Free Throws: sub a shooter when you are up, kill their momentum to attack and allow your defence to set up.
When you are down on free throws and need a 3, rebounders jump with your inside hand and tip the ball back like a jump ball. Negates fouling.
You are going to have highs and lows in your career, I have had both.
I have been fired, I have been to the Final Four.
If I was to get a tattoo it would be “Fall seven and rise up eight.”
The more stones you un-turn, the more chance you are going to find a diamond.
You have to stay balance, never sacrifice your family or your faith.
You can completely reinvent yourself.
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