The Attack & Counter Skill Development System - Videos & eBook
The Attack and Counter System is a unique skill development program designed by NBA skills coach Don Kelbick.
It's a unique and comprehensive system that simplifies the game for players at all levels and all positions. As the name implies, it's based on an "attack" and then "counter" philosophy.
It will improve your shooting, ballhandling, footwork, perimeter moves, post moves, finishing, aggressiveness, quickness, confidence, mentality, and your all-around game!
It's incredibly simple when compared to other skill development programs. Yet it works with NBA and pro players at the highest level...
Albert Einstein once said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
Don Kelbick understands basketball and player development so well, that he has dramatically simplified the moves, the mentality, and the way you practice your skills.
It's both a unique and genius approach to teaching basketball and developing players.
It has worked with thousands of players ranging from the youth level all the way to the NBA.
This program can be used by players, team coaches, and trainers.
What You'll Get in the Video 4-Pack and eBook
Chapter 1: Introduction (6 minutes)
Don Kelbick gives you an overview of the system and what to expect. You learn...
- How and why the Attack & Counter system was developed.
- How the system speeds up development because there are fewer things for players to learn.
- How it simplifies the game for players.
- The definition of being a good player and why the great players simplify the game.
- How to make drills game-like when you don't have someone to pass you the ball.
- How to practice more efficiently.
Chapter 2: Introduction to Footwork and Mentality (61 minutes)
This is the foundation of the player development and where you start.
You learn the basis of the "attacking" technique, footwork, and mentality. Then you learn how to immediately "counter" without thought or hesitation. And you learn a simplified method to learn footwork for ALL positions (post, forward, perimeter, and guard positions).
Players start practicing near the basket (in the post) to get more repetitions and build more confidence. But what you learn in the post area also applies to point guards, perimeter players, and high post play. By building on previously learned concepts, this simplifies the learning process and speeds up player development.
You will also learn...
- How to get more efficient with your feet
- How to get quicker on your first step
- How to dramatically simplify your thought process and virtually eliminate "indecision" on the court
- How to develop a more aggressive (attack) mentality
- How to improve confidence
- How to develop impeccable footwork
- How the pros simplify their attack and decision process
- How the pros utilize their footwork to beat defenders
- How to attack the defense and dictate (control) the situation... regardless of how the defense plays you
Once you complete this chapter, you will know all the footwork. All of the following chapters build on this foundation and show you how to apply the exact same footwork and mentality in other situations.
This dramatically speeds up the learning and development process for players.
Chapter 3: Length & Angles (19 minutes)
Once you have learned the footwork, you can start learning how to develop more length and take better angles.
Developing speed and quickness is about all about beating your defender with your first step, separating with the ball, and working in straight lines.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line -- so if you learn to work in "straight lines", instead of rounded cuts and movements, you get faster.
Don Kelbick takes players through several unique drills to help players develop more length and take better angles to the basket. The unique "length and angle drills" also improve the mentality and confidence for players.
Chapter 4: Ballhandling & Warm Up (40 minutes)
Now that you understand the foundational aspects of footwork, mentality, length, and angles.... you can learn how to apply the same concepts to your ballhandling and 1on1 dribbling moves.
In this chapter you will learn....
- How to attack defenders off the dribble
- How to develop a quicker and more efficient first step
- The one and only thing you need to do to beat your defender off the dribble
- How to utilize your footwork and then separate from your defender to create your shot
- How to improve your all around ballhandling skills
- How to multi-task to save time and accelerate your development (work on multiple skills at the same time)
- How your warm up should double as a skill development session (your improvement begins the moment you step on to the court)
- Sample warm ups to raise your core temperature and improve skills at the same time
- Dozens of ballhandling drills and variations you can do on your own or with a team
Chapter 5: Shooting (33 minutes)
As with almost everything he does, Don Kelbick has a unique outlook when it comes to shooting. It's simple.
The simple philosophy helps players improve confidence and their mentality when it comes to shooting.
Coach Kelbick goes through a series of shooting drills and covers the key aspects to becoming a great shooter.
You will learn...
- The biggest mistake 95% of the players make when they practice shooting on their own
- How to make your shooting workouts more game-like
- How to practice your shooting more efficiently (get more done in less time)
- How to improve your confidence
- How to develop better rhythm
- The 3 keys to great shooting
- How arc affects your percentage
- Why shooting starts with your feet
- How to develop better and more consistent footwork
- The mental aspects of shooting
- Why most shots are missed because your feet and your mind -- and how you can easily fix those problems
- How to shoot the same way every time
- How the "law of inertia" affects your shooting percentage
- 2 foundational shooting drills with dozens of progressions and variations for each drill
Chapter 6: Post Play (53 minutes)
This chapter goes into detail on the specifics of post play -- building on the foundational footwork and mentality taught in chapter 2.
Some of what you'll learn includes:
- 7 drills for post players and numerous progressions/variations for each drill
- Your 4 rules for getting open in the post
- How to get open in the low post and the high post
- How to get open when your defender plays low, high, or in front
- How to use your footwork to seal and get the ball in the post
- How to dictate and control the defense
- How to develop an aggressive attack mentality
- The mental aspects of post play
- How to score in the post
- How to apply your footwork in the high post and the short corner
Chapter 7: Perimeter Play & Triple Threat (41 minutes)
Now you move to the perimeter and learn how to apply the Attack & Counter Concepts on the perimeter.
Again, the perimeter moves are based on the same footwork and mental aspects learned in chapter 2. By building on previously learned knowledge and teaching each position in a similar way, players learn and develop their skills faster.
In this chapter you will learn...
- 4 drills and several progressions for improving your perimeter play and footwork
- How to beat your defender from triple threat position
- How to get more efficient with your footwork on the perimeter
- How to develop a more efficient and quicker first step
- How to separate after your initial move to get more easy scoring opportunities
- Using your footwork to create space when a defender crowds you
- How to use your footwork to create space for your shot
- How to simplify and improve your triple threat attack which will lead to more points for you and your team
- How to dictate and control the defense
- How to develop a more aggressive mentality on the perimeter
- The mental aspects of perimeter play
- How to see the entire floor and become a bigger threat on offense
- How to protect the ball
- How to develop a more explosive first step
Chapter 8: Shooting & Getting Open (39 minutes)
No matter how good of a shooter you are, you must be able to get open to shoot the ball.
In this chapter you learn how to use footwork and change of speed to get open -- and to move without the ball. A few of the things covered in this chapter include....
- How to simulate "game shots" when you practice
- How to control the defender as you cut
- How to get the ball when and where you want it on the court
- How to get open by using your footwork and the V-cut
- How to get open by using your footwork and the V-cut to the corner
- How to get open by using your footwork and the L-cut
- How to get open by using your footwork and cutting to the middle
- How changing speeds is a key to getting open
- How to combine getting open with your shooting practice
- 4 game-like shooting drills and several variations for each drill
Chapter 9: Screening (56 minutes)
In this chapter you learn how to get open with screens. And how the same footwork learned in chapter 2 applies to using screens.
Players will learn the proper way to set and use screens of almost all types.
Coaches will learn how to teach players to set screens, use screens, and how to counter the defense.
Coach Kelbick covers:
- Ball screens, down screens, flare screens, zipper screens, zipper flare, zipper ball screen, new york screens, and corner pin.
- How to use each type of screen properly and the fundamental aspects of each screen
- How to utilize the footwork (learned in chapter 2) with each type of screen
- How to simplify the use and reading of screens by teaching a "base attack move"
- How to read and counter the defense for each type of screen
- How to use your footwork to create space when coming off a screen
- How to attack when you catch the ball off a screen (apply perimeter concepts from chapter 7)
- How to create combo drills so you practice using screens, getting open, pieces of your offense, screening, perimeter moves, shooting, and ballhandling (this is a very efficient way to practice and multi-task)
- 8 combo drills (with numerous variations) for screening, shooting, perimeter moves, and ballhandling
Chapter 10: Fast Break Drills (24 minutes)
In this chapter you learn about fast break fundamentals, drills, and how to shoot off the fast break.
This chapter also covers:
- How to practice fast break shooting more efficiently and get more reps (instead of taking the time to run the length of the court)
- Fundamental aspects of running the fast break
- Fundamental aspects of shooting off the fast break
- 6 fast break shooting drills with progressions for each drill
Chapter 11: Ball Handling & Shooting Drills (27 minutes)
This chapter gives you 15 more ballhandling and shooting drills that you can incorporate into your workouts, team practices, camps, or training sessions.
Many of the drills are multi-purpose drills that incorporate ballhandling, offense, conditioning, and shooting.
Chapter 12: Post Play Drills (30 minutes)
This chapter gives you 10 more post play drills that you can incorporate into your workouts, team practices, camps, or training sessions.
The drills emphasize mentality, conditioning, footwork, aggressiveness, and scoring in the post.
You also see a sample workout of Don working with two post players.
Chapter 13: Thoughts for Coaches & Players (15 minutes)
This is an important chapter where Don Kelbick answers several questions you might have after watching the videos.
He clarifies some of the Attack Counter Concepts, how you should incorporate the drills into your practices, how to teach shot selection, the importance of acting immediately on the court, when to incorporate the system, how to get the most from the system, and more.
This is a must watch chapter that ties it all together and answers common questions.
Chapter 14: Closing Thoughts (4 minutes)
Coach Kelbick gives you some closing thoughts and gives advice on the next steps you should take as a player, coach, or trainer.
Total Running Time Approx 440 Minutes
76 Page Supplemental eBook
For your convenience, we have documented some of the key concepts, foundational footwork, sample workouts, and 50 drills from the Attack & Counter videos.
The PDF eBook is 76 pages.
Over 50 Drills and Dozens of Variations
The eBook and videos include over 50 skill building drills and dozens of variations of those drills.
Most of the drills are multi-purpose drills that incorporate footwork, ballhandling, finishing, shooting, and a variety of skills. You'll find numerous drills for every type of skill and position...
- Post moves
- Perimeter moves
- Getting open
- Fast break
In the video, you'll learn how to use the drills individually (one player), with two players, three players, four players, and with a large group.
So they are very flexible based on the number of players you have.
Coaches and players can use the drills in the off-season, pre-season, during the season, or in team practices.
Benefits of the Attack & Counter System
Here are some of the benefits and unique aspects of the Attack & Counter System...
Flexible for Coaches
The system allows coaches to work with just one player -- or a very large group of 30 or more players. It allows coaches to work with players of varying ages, genders, positions, and skill levels all AT THE SAME TIME.
Post players, perimeter players, and point guards can all work together. An 11 year old can literally workout with an NBA player at the same basket -- and both players get an incredible workout. The unique drills allow for this flexibility.
Flexible for Players
A player can take this system and workout by themselves, with a similar ability partner, or with a friend who does not play basketball.
Most other drills and programs require partners or good passers to help you workout. The Attack & Counter System does not.
The system is very flexible regardless of your situation. You just need a ball, a flat surface, and a hoop (indoor or outdoor).
Works for All Positions
The footwork, mentality, and skill work is the same regardless of the position. This is one of the most unique and genius aspects of the program...
This means that if you change positions, from point guard to post player... you have the footwork and skills you need to quickly adapt to your new position.
Coach Kelbick teaches the same footwork and moves to both perimeter players and post players. This allows everyone to work on the same skills and allows players to excel no matter what position they play. Today's post player might be tomorrow's point guard and today's point guard might be tomorrow's post player. You never know.
So one of the best things about this program is the flexibility, the simplicity, and the rapid development players can experience.
The system was developed by studying pro players. Coach Kelbick found that the greatest players (big and small) simplified their approach.
Coach Kelbick took this concept and incorporated it into his skill development program.
He will make your post moves simpler and more effective. He'll make your perimeter moves simpler and more effective. He'll make your triple threat moves simpler and more effective. He'll make your 1on1 dribble moves simpler and more effective.
Since there is less to learn, players are able to perfect their moves and speed up their development.
Simplified for Coaches
Don Kelbick has also simplified the approach for coaches. This allows coaches to conduct more efficient practices and speed up the development of their players.
Instead of teaching post players and guards different moves... every player learns the same moves. The moves are just as effective (in most cases more so) and it makes your job as a teacher MUCH easier.
Builds on previously learned knowledge
The program is based on applying previously learned knowledge and skills. This simplicity dramatically speeds up the learning and development of players.
All players start with footwork and mentality. Once they learn this foundation, they see how to apply this same footwork and mentality to a variety of situations and positions on the court.
Players learn faster and adapt to new situations faster by building on previously learned knowledge. It's a progressive system that builds confidence.
Improves mentality, footwork, and all around skill
Most programs neglect the aspects of footwork and mentality... which are arguably the two most important aspects to becoming a great player.
The Attack and Counter Systems thoroughly covers almost all aspects of skill development -- with an emphasis on footwork and mentality -- because Coach Kelbick believes those two things will help players more than anything else.
Makes players better
Bottom line is the system makes players better.
Players will improve their footwork, mentality, shooting, finishing, ballhandling, scoring, and all around skill.
Don Kelbick has been teaching this system for over 10 years. Hundreds of other coaches (including the owners of Breakthrough Basketball... Jeff Haefner and Joe Haefner) have used this system with great success.
Thousands of players have been trained on this system and experience incredible results. It's a proven system that works.
Based on the pros
Most of the system was inspired by studying professional players. Quite often players think pro players must have a complex set of moves and thought process.
That is not the case. In fact, it's the opposite. More complex does NOT mean better.
The pros simplify their approach. The Attack & Counter System applies this concept to develop better players.
Testimonials From the Pros
"I have worked with Don Kelbick since I entered the NBA. His unique and innovative approach to basketball skills training has had a significant impact on my career."
- Raja Bell, Retired NBA Shooting Guard
"Don Kelbick's training is creative and very effective. As a basketball skills trainer, he is one of the best."
- Irving Roland, Player Development Assistant Coach, Phoenix Suns & Houston Rockets
More Professionals Don Kelbick Trained
A few other pros that have been trained by Don Kelbick include:
- Joe Johnson
- Bruce Bowen
- Tim Hardaway
- Omri Casspi
- Raja Bell
- Rasual Butler
- Carlos Arroyo
- Guillermo Diaz
- Stefanie Yderstrom
- Rob Hite
- Anthony King
- JJ Barea
About Coach Don Kelbick
Some of Don Kelbick's credentials include:
- Has provided individual training for more than 14 different NBA players, 50 European and professional players, and hundreds of college basketball players.
- Over 35 years of basketball coaching experience at the high school, Division I college, and professional levels.
- Served 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University.
- Developed dozens of basketball videos and books.
- In addition to coaching, has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as general manager in the USBL.
- Traveled to over 20 different countries training players and teaching basketball.
- Conducted over 1000 basketball clinics and camps training players of all age levels.
Don Kelbick is a long time contributor to Breakthrough Basketball developing dozens of articles, products, and providing ongoing consultation for the site. He also runs the Attack and Counter Skill Development Camps which are offered nationwide.
Don currently lives in Miami, Florida training players and running the Drillz N Skillz Basketball Academy.
Who Should Consider Using the Attack & Counter System?
The Attack and Counter System is appropriate for...
- Coaches working with teams from the youth level to college
- Skill development trainers
- Players that are mature enough and interested in learning how to improve their skills (middle school to college level).
- Parents of players
The Attack & Counter System is designed for players all the way from the youth level to college and the pros.
Youth players simply stay closer to the basket and utilize the basic aspects of the footwork and ballhandling. Advanced players will incorporate the more challenging footwork and ballhandling.
One of the best things about the system is that it applies to all positions. You might be a guard right now. But in 5 years you might be in the post area. Since the system simplifies the game for players... you can use the same footwork and moves you learned in the post.
The system is designed for point guards, perimeter players, shooting guards, forwards, and centers. It caters to all positions.
It also applies to both boys and girls. Thousands of men, women, boys and girls have used the Attack & Counter System at all age levels.
Sample Video Clips
In addition to receiving the 4 videos, you get immediate access to the eBook and streaming video.
After completing your order, you'll get access to a password protected area where you can watch all the videos via online streaming. You can also download the eBook.
The streaming videos requires high speed internet and can be viewed on any computer or tablet connected to the internet.
How Much Does it Cost?
The retail price for the 440 minute 4-video set and 76 page ebook is $145.
Online streaming video is also included with the DVD purchase (accessed in the password protected members area).
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