Don Kelbick

Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 16:34

Drop Step Power Dribble Series (Video)

This drop step power dribble series uses the drop step and power dribble as its basic action. We the expand shot options by the drop step power dribble with other pieces of footwork to create an array of post shots.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:18

Cones Up and Down (Video)

 Cones Up and Down is a fun and challenging way to improve your ball handling.

Friday, 25 October 2013 21:15

Multi Change Ball Handling (Video)

 No matter what position you play, becoming a better ball handler will make you a better player. The only way to become a better ball handler is to challange yourself. "Multi Change Ball Handling" does just that.

Thursday, 24 October 2013 18:01

Pinch Post Inside Pivot Sweep Hook (Video)

In this action, we make and inside pivot and then counter with a sweep move into a hook shot from the "Pinch Post".

The hook shot could be the most devistating shot in basketball.  When properly executed, the hook shot can be unguardable.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 19:40

Pinch Post Inside Pivot Sweep Jumper (Video)

Post players who can operate high in the lane, around the elbows, "Pinch Post," can really expand their game and increase their effectiveness even if they don't shoot the ball very well from there. With the proper application of footwork, post players can still get the shot they want.

Friday, 13 September 2013 16:04

2-2-1 Matchup Pressure

This 2-2-1 zone press is an extension of the match-up zone. As we move up the floor with our defense, the basic match-up rules stay in force, they just move up the floor.

Sunday, 09 June 2013 16:52

Breaking Pressure

I see a lot of questions regarding full court offenses and press breakers to combat full court pressure.

I don't believe that breaking pressure is a function of pattern play but rather a function of spacing and philosophy. Knowing that, here are a few things to think about that may help in executing against all types of pressure.

Sunday, 02 June 2013 01:57

10 Spot Shooting

The 10 Spot Shooting Drill is a drill that will allow you to improve your shooting while also improving some of the other subtleties that separate good players from bad players. This basketball drill features high shot repetition, intensive pivot work, effective ball handling, agility and conditioning.

The Dribble Drive is a POWERFUL offense and you can probably learn something from it. But you need to understand what it's really all about. Every few years a new variation on an old theme hits the college basketball world. The "Dribble Drive Motion" has become a force in offensive basketball.

The "Dribble Drive Offense" is a great offense if you have players who can break down a defender and get to the hole. But what happens if your primary options break down under pressure?

Here are a few pressure releases you can use to soften up the defense.