Dynamic Defense is a four-level approach to measuring the defensive expertise of each player, your entire team, and your opponents.
Like a martial arts belt system, these four levels, along with an extra pre-requisite level just for entering the system, cuts to the competitive nature of players who want to achieve the black belt of defense: Level Four!
Helping your players get from one level to the next will change the dynamics between player and coach forever!
Players must pass the Speed, Agility, Quickness, & Balance tests given through a series of drills by Dustin Ducham and Dr. Spencer Wood. Rick Torbett then tackles how every defensive possession should end: with a REBOUND!
What does it mean to be able to “Guard the Ball”? Where are we forcing the ball? What is unacceptable when it comes to guarding the ball? Are there levels within levels of Guarding the Ball? These must be answered before we can measure a player. This section includes multiple drills designed to raise a player’s ability to Guard the Ball.
To graduate from this level, a player must consistently play in a position such that if a teammate is beaten, sufficient help or even a switch can occur. This level includes recover and “closing-out” into a Level 1 position on the ball. Every defensive scheme has a form of “help” defense. This would obviously include zones. Drills are include to help a player graduate from this level. Special guest Mano Watsa, owner of Point Guard College teaches how to take charges with a 4-inch fall.
What’s a Situation? Any time your players ask the question: “Coach, what do we do in this situation?” – you will be defining a Level 3 Situation. If players must do something other than “help & recover”, it’s a Level 3 Situation. Some coaches have many and some have only a few, but we all have them and they must be defined and drilled if we expect players to master Level 3.
This level is the Black Belt of defense. Not only must a Level 4 Defender be able to Guard the Ball, Guard Away from the Ball, and defend all Situations defined by the coach, the Level 4 Defender must be able to guide his/her team back into Levels 1 & 2 after successfully defending a Level 3 Situation! These players are rare, but achieving this level should be every player and every coach’s goal!
Many coaches have said that this section alone is worth the entire course and it’s something their team should be watching once per week! This is a Bonus section by world-renowned Dr. Spencer Wood. He has impacted championship teams and programs in the NCAA D1 Pac 12, Big East, ACC, SEC, Big 10, Atlantic 10, A-Sun, CAA, American East, Horizon, Missouri Valley, Big Sky, and Big 12 conferences
Rick Torbett has taught thousands of coaches to win more games through his innovative approach to the game. His greatest passion is showing coaches how to reach their highest potential on the court. Rick has worked with coaches at every level of the game.
He has created some of the most powerful training for coaches at any level so they can coach their best and win more games.