Northern Colorado’s 5 Defensive 5’s


Linked below is a great post written by University of Northern Colorado Associate Head Coach Steve Smiley that was posted earlier this week on Basketball HQ. In the post, Smiley breaks down Northern Colorado’s defensive philosophy. Smiley discusses the program’s defensive rules, the things they work on every day, their keys to evaluate the rules, their favorite drills, and the 5 stats they pay attention to.

Scouting of upcoming opponents is also of utmost importance in our program, and I believe that we subscribe to Billy Donovan’s ratio of 80:20: 80% of what we do in each game defensively is built upon our system and philosophy, whereas 20% of what we do is built on scouting and attempting to take away our opponent’s strengths.

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