|This article presents legendary UCLA coach John Wooden's DVD and book entitled "John Wooden's UCLA Offense", and serves as an introduction to Coach Wooden's UCLA offense. Coach John Wooden, "the Wizard of Westwood", coached his teams to ten NCAA championships in his last twelve years of coaching during the 1960's and early 1970's. Coach Wooden's views on basketball and his philosophy on life itself are inspirational.
This product is a wonderful book and DVD combo presented by Coach Wooden and Swen Nater. Coach Wooden goes through everything about the UCLA offense in the DVD, and the printed text and diagrams are all included in the book. It's really a pleasure to watch this DVD and Coach Wooden explaining every facet of his offense in detail. His attention to detail and preciseness are important reasons for his tremendous success in life. This is a "must watch" DVD for any serious basketball coach.
TestimonialsMichigan State University head coach - Tom Izzo
"John Wooden's UCLA Offense reminds me of just how meticulous the greatest basketball coach of all time was in teaching the game and devising winning tactics. Even more valuable than the detailed Xs and Os are the many insights offered by the coach throughout the book and DVD. Learn from the best to teach and coach your best."
University of Tennessee head coach, first women's coach to reach 800 victories - Pat Summitt
"As the great teacher he is, Coach Wooden provides not only the "what" but also the "how" and the "why" of UCLA's legendary offensive attack. This book and DVD clearly detail the high post and high-low offenses as well as special plays and concepts that produced 10 NCAA Division I national championship teams."
|As we can see from above, the UCLA offense(s) has some pattern to it, but has many options and counters that break the pattern and make it more difficult to defend. Players must be drilled in offensive fundamentals and must be taught how to read the defense, in order to execute the correct option or counter. The DVD demonstrates many of the drills that Coach Wooden used for this purpose, and are not discussed here.
The DVD also has a section on the UCLA press attack... for attacking full-court, 3/4 court and half-court pressure.
A number of Coach Wooden's set plays are also presented... which might be the basis for a future article.
I highly recommend this DVD/book! - Coach Gels