Apr 17, 2019
Dave Smart, Matchup Based Offense and Defense
Guest: Dave Smart, Carleton Basketball Head Coach
In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, learn the competitive coaching philosophy of Carleton head coach Dave Smart. Smart has architected one of the most dominant dynasties in collegiate sport history. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario from 1999 to 2019, where he led the Ravens to thirteen of the team's fourteen U Sports national championships in men's basketball.
Since taking over the Ravens program in 1999-00, Smart won 92 per cent of his games against Canadian opposition between 1999 and 2019. He led the Ravens to a Canadian men's record of 87 consecutive wins in league and playoff games, from 2002-2005. Smart has been named the Canadian Collegiate Basketball Coach of the Year a record eight times, and the OUA conference coach-of-the-year awards thirteen times.
1:00 - Force Left Defense
3:00 - Matchup Defense
5:00 - Focusing on Individuals
8:00 - Synergy in the Analytics
11:00 - No Help, Drive and Finding Open Players
13:30 - If you can't pass, You can't play.
15:30 - Forcing on Ability to Pass
18:00 - Dictated by Plan
19:40 - None
22:00 - Square
23:00 - Teaching on a Close Out
26:00 - Different Base Mechanics
28:30 - Is Defense Age Appropriate?
31:30 - Introduction of Defense Right Away
33:30 -Run and Jump
35:00 - Explaining Players Help Needs
36:30 - Defend Off the Ball Screening
38:00 - ADVERTISEMENT (Dave Smart Program)
39:00 - Ball Screen
42:00 - Actions That He Struggled the Most
44:30 - Post Defense
48:30 - Making Calls While in Post Defense
50:30 -Things He Emphasize in Transition
53:00 - They Dictate Matchups
54:30 - Running Players to the Dunker's Spot
56:30 - Talking about "Spacing"
1:01:00 - Taking the Spot
1:03:00 - How his doing Work on Spacing?
1:04:30 - Shot Selection Discussion
1:08:00 - Dictating Defense and Shots
1:11:00 - Forgetting to Look at the Chart
1:12:00 - Sharing his Knowledge
1:15:00 - Conclusion
Dave Smart’s Bio
Carleton Raven’s Basketball: https://goravens.ca/teams/mens-basketball/