Will Weaver, Head Coach Paris Basketball, Former NBA and NBL Coach
This All Access Alex Sarama basketball practice bundle provides a unique chance to see how a basketball coach builds his offensive and defensive philosophies in the first two weeks of the season.
This bundle provides perspective on how to use the constraint led approach to basketball coaching to develop game principles and efficient practices with high levels of pace, energy and intensity.
Not only does this all access series show everything Coach Sarama does with his team in the four phases of the game: half-court offense, transition offense, half-court defense and transition defense, but it also goes further to provide the video breakdowns and practice plans that are used at the program on a daily basis. The series provides incredible access with 10+ hours of all-access practice material from the first 14 practices of the season.
If you want to receive a huge competitive advantage through vastly accelerating the rate of your program’s player AND team development, look no further than this all access series with Coach Sarama.
Alex Sarama is regarded as one of the world’s leading practitioners for how he uses the Constraint Led Approach in basketball. This all access series allows coaches to see how modern approaches and advances in skill acquisition can be incorporated into how basketball coaches deliver their practices. This approach drastically improves not just the entire team, but the players individually as they become more adaptive within their environment.
Sarama is known for his catchy terminology and fast-paced coaching style, which is used to install what would typically be one season’s worth of material into just two weeks of practice. Seeing how Coach Sarama does this provides High School, NCAA and professional coaches with a huge competitive advantage over their rivals.
You will see an endless amount of small-sided games in these practice videos, seeing how a brand new team composed of 15 new players and only 4 returners, can run an advanced conceptual offense and disruptive defense within just two weeks.
Every team practice is a player development opportunity with Coach Sarama. This allows players to not just love coming to practice, but also improve at a rate which is exponential when compared to the traditional approach of drills and on-air practices. Sarama does a great job combining high intensity and energy while still maintaining a sense of humor and creating a positive learning environment for the players.
Alex shares team and player development ideas for coaches, teams, federations, and organizations all around the world. Alex’s focus is on helping coaches stimulate their thinking by combining their personal and practical experiences with the empirical evidence which exists within the research world. Many of these evidence-informed coaching ideas that Alex shares are based upon the Constraint Led Approach (CLA) underpinned by Ecological Dynamics (EcoD).
Alex specializes in helping coaches make sense of the research, putting this into basketball-specific examples so that coaches can immediately integrate these ideas into their practices. He consults for NBA, NCAA and professional teams, while also serving as Player Improvement Specialist for Paris Basketball in the EuroCup and Head Coach of College Prep in Borgomanero, Italy.
His College Prep program is one of the few programs in Europe that aims to send players onto careers in the NCAA or professional opportunities within Europe. The first year commenced in the 2021/22 season, with fifteen players from ten different countries around the world, now growing to 21 players from 14 different countries around the world in the 2022/23 season. The aim of the College program is to share Alex’s work with the wider basketball community, showing the benefits of implementing the CLA vs relying on traditional, hand-me-down coaching practices that still dominate the coaching community.
Alex’s work has been adopted by coaches all over the world and he has delivered coaching clinics and camps in over 35 countries. This has included running clinics for the German, Swedish, Czech and English Basketball Federations, as well as NBA Europe and NBA India. In 2021, through Basketball Immersion he released the BDT Offense, the world’s first resource to help coaches develop their own conceptual offense from scratch using the CLA.
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Alex Sarama joins the Basketball Podcast to share practical applications of evidenced based coaching ideas around constraints, affordances, movement solutions and an ecological approach.
Coaches will get an on-court demonstration as the team’s first defensive responsibilities are taught and practiced. Transition offense is emphasized along with different small-sided games and task constraints to develop triggers to be used in half-court offense.
Gets are developed through 2-on-1 and 2-on-2 small-sided games with creative task constraints. This leads to playing 5-on-5 early in the practice with trips. The focus then shifts to building the team’s switching defense within pick and roll.
A peel switch is then shown to the team, with players working on using it effectively defensively as well as how to beat it with coherent dominoes concepts and spacing habits.
This series goes much further than the descriptions provided under each practice segment. This series is perfect for coaches wanting to learn more about:
Coach Sarama produces learning videos for his players which are short video breakdowns highlighting certain concepts from the team practices. With the bonus bundle, see the learning videos that Coach Sarama sent to his players from the same all access practices included within the main bundle. These x10 learning videos contain 35 minutes of annotated video footage. These videos help players focus their attention on the different affordances with transition, triggers, defensive coverages and much more. This is a great way for coaches to learn how to effectively use video to improve their team.