Nov 28, 2018
Matt Woodley, Individual and Team Defense
Guest: Matt Woodley, Drake Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Drake men's basketball assistant coach Matt Woodley joins the Basketball Podcast with Chris Oliver to discuss team and individual basketball defense.
Woodley boasts extensive and diverse experience at the professional, collegiate and high school levels. He has coached 21 future NBA players including Klay Thompson and Hassan Whiteside in addition to serving as the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies D-League and an assistant for the franchise’s summer league teams.
Prior to Drake, Woodley was a head coach for three years at Truman State. He has also been a highly respected assistant coach at Washington State University for head coach Tony Bennett, at Middle Tennessee State for head coach Kermit Davis, and at Pittsburgh for head coach Kevin Stallings.
1:00 - Introduction
2:00 - Defensive Philosophy Conversation
3:00 - Adapting the System
5:00 - Execution of your Fundamentals
6:20 - Restricted Area Deep Paint Shot
7:20 - Step-in Threes
9:00 - Stay consistent
10:30 - Someone to have a Chart
11:30 - Chronological Order of Adjustments
13:30 - Spending on Scouting Reports
15:00 - Horn's Down Look/ Point Corner Split Action
17:00 - More on Scouting Reports - Order
18:50 - SMILE
20:30 - Get Up and Down with Purpose
21:30 - "Sticking Them All" Concept
22:40 - Does a Closeout Matters Much?
23:30 - We Don't Believe in "Chopping Your Feet"
24:30 - Run and Stop
26:00 - Working on One on One
27:00 - Are we Leaving our Feet to challenge?
28:15 - Teaching Guys To Run and Stop
30:00 - Chopping Your Feet
31:00 - One Slide: Turn and Run
32:40 - Knowing WHY
34:00 - Scouting Report is so Important
35:30 - Never Play 1-on-1 from the Gap
37:00 - Help and Recover, Single Side Tag
39:00 - Ball at the Top of the Key
40:30 - Explaining Terminology of 1-on-1 and other terms
42:00 - On The Ball
43:00 - Swarm the Basketball
44:30 - Below to Up Movement, Back to the Ball
46:00 - Recruit Offense in Coach Defense
47:00 - Reading The Ball and Teaching Defense Decision Making
48:30 - Consistency Changing your Match-ups in Practice
51:00 - Single vs Double Side Tag Thoughts
52:30 - Need some Iso Situations
53:30 - How to Cover the Ball in Screen&Roll?
56:00 - How to Attack Switch
57:00 - Find Time to Study the Game
58:00 - Conclusion
Matt Woodley’s Bio