Edit: 03/11/2016 – We just published 8 breakdown drills for implementing this Havoc press. Check it out here.
We’re going to break down Coach Shaka Smart’s famous “Havoc” press defense. As the name suggests, it’s going to create havoc!
Coach Smart led an underdog VCU team to the NCAA final four in 2011 with less talent than many big name teams with this system. Is your team lacking in talent? Read on.
In every other sport, the defense plays defense for the entire length of the playing field. So why do we retreat to our own half and let the opponent casually stroll up the court? I love the full court press because it gives each player more playing time and it’s exciting! Famous coaches that run full court press are team USA’s Don Showalter and VCU’s Shaka Smart. I’m going to breakdown why you should run the “havoc” press and the principles to make it work for your team!
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