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The 31 Defense With Will Rey -- DVD 2-Pack & eBook
"The Disruptive 1-3-1 Zone Defense"
Dear Basketball Coach,
We're excited to announce the launch of "The 31 Defense With Will Rey - The Disruptive 1-3-1 Zone Defense." This is the ultimate resource for 1-3-1 zone defense.
Coach Rey used the 31 Defense to hold opponents to an average of 41.2 points per game during his 12 years at Northridge!
In this DVD set, you'll get...
- 2 DVDs of comprehensive instruction.
- Step by step teaching progression.
- A complimentary eBook with all the steps, drills, and key teaching points documented for you.
- A 6-Day implementation plan.
- All of the tools to build a relentless 1-3-1 zone defense and win more games!
This is, without question, among the most in-depth resources available for a 1-3-1 zone defense.
It explains the 1-3-1 defense in detail and breaks the defense down step-by-step and movement-by-movement so that your team will be able to run it effectively when they take the court.
Even coaches that typically play a zone defense will find new ideas and approaches that you can implement with your team.
About Will Rey
Will Rey's coaching credentials include:
- Over 40 years of basketball coaching experience at the high school and Division I college levels.
- Served 5 years as a head coach at Loyola University Chicago, and 14 years as Division I assistant including stops at the University of Evansville and Wright State University.
- 12 years at his current position as the head boy's basketball coach at Northridge Prep School in Niles, IL where he has achieved tremendous success.
- Member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
- Lecturer and instructor at the Five-Star Basketball Camp, and a member of the Five-Star Basketball Hall of Fame (2015).
- Author of 11 basketball instructional DVDs, and is a frequent speaker at coaching clinics across the country including the highly regarded PGC/Glazier and Medalist Basketball Clinics.
Coach Rey currently lives in suburban Chicago where he also works as the Athletic Director at Northridge Prep. He and his wife, Diane, have three grown children and five grandchildren. Coach Rey can be followed on Twitter @Coach4Character.
Why Zone Defense Works?
8 Benefits to Using the 1-3-1 Zone Defense
Everything You Need To Have An Effective Defense
In these DVDs, Coach Rey gives you all of the secrets to his highly effective 1-3-1 zone defense. You learn all of the defensive progressions, alignments, adjustments, tactics, and concepts to implement the defense with your team.
Unlike most DVDs that just teach you the high level of the defense, we have included everything you need to implement this defense with your team. It's over 2.5 hours of instruction and drills that are neatly organized for you to jump to the sections you need.
High Praise From The Top Levels Of Basketball
"I have known Will Rey for nearly 30 years. Over these many years, I have watched his teams both in practices and games, and have spent countless hours talking the game with him. Will has great insight into putting players in situations where they can not only play well together but where they can also maximize their individual skills. His teams always play unselfishly and with tremendous passion. I enthusiastically recommend his new video on a very unique approach to defense based on the 1-3-1 zone."
- Gar Forman, General Manager of the Chicago Bulls
“I have known Coach Rey for the last 24 years and have always considered him an elite teacher of the game of basketball… He has consulted over the years with the top coaches in our game and is well respected in the NBA coaching circles for teaching all phases of the game correctly… I have studied his body of work in coaching basketball which has helped me stay in the league for the last 23 years… I am looking forward to studying Coach Rey’s “31 Defense - The Disruptive 1-3-1 Zone Defense” DVD… Anything Coach Rey puts out is always 'top of the line' in coaching basketball the right way.”
Mike Wilhelm, Assistant Coach for the Chicago Bulls
"Having coached at the HS, D1 an NBA levels, I've been blessed to coach with and against some great coaches, but none better than Will Rey. Will Rey possesses incredible insight into the game and articulates the information extremely well. His creativity and thoroughness make his teachings the best on the market--this 1-3-1 defensive instructional video is no exception!"
- Ed Schilling, Assistant Coach at UCLA, Former NBA Assistant Coach
"Coach Will Rey is one of the smartest basketball minds I've ever been around. His teams' attention to detail and level of execution are second to none."
- Marty Simmons, Head Men's Basketball Coach at University of Evansville
“Will Rey is one of the greatest teachers of the game of basketball whom I’ve been privileged to be around. He understands how to maximize the potential of his teams and put his players in position to be successful. His 1-3-1 defense, which has been a hallmark of his Northridge Prep teams, serves as an example of his exceptional teaching and coaching abilities. I am a far better coach today because of my time spent around Coach Rey over the years.”
- Clay Nunley, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Roanoke College
What You Will Get in this DVD and eBook Package
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Learn about Coach Will Rey and why he is a viable source for the 1-3-1 defense. You will also get a brief overview of what will be covered in the DVDs.
Chapter 2 - Anatomy of the 31 Defense
In this chapter, Coach Rey breaks down the objectives and principles of his 31 defense. He also highlights the requirements and the responsibilities of each player on the floor and gives an in-depth look at the philosophy of his 1-3-1 defense.
Chapter 3 - Base Coverage - PLUG
Coach Rey highlights his basic coverage, PLUG, in this chapter. If coaches don't tell their players otherwise, they are in PLUG coverage. This chapter highlights where each player should be aligned on the floor. It gives an in-depth look at how each piece of the 1-3-1 defense is important, and by putting together all of those pieces, it makes for a strong defense.
Chapter 4 - Alternate Coverage: Butterfly
The 'Butterfly' coverage is highlighted in this chapter. It accommodates for good shooters on the wings against your 1-3-1 defense and highlights how your players will change their alignments to take the shooters away.
Chapter 5 - Pressure Coverage: BLITZ
A third coverage out of Coach Rey's 1-3-1 zone is his BLITZ coverage. The BLITZ coverage is used to trap and force the offense into turnovers. It also highlights how the rest of the defense has to shift to accommodate for the trap.
Chapter 6 - Special Coverages: Automatic and Changing Defenses
In this chapter, Coach Rey goes over some special coverages that he uses from time-to-time. These coverages include when the defense can automatically shift their coverage to butterfly or blitz, and changing to a 2-3 defense in the middle of a possession when the ball goes into a corner.
Chapter 7 - Defending Common Alignments
There are certain alignments that teams will commonly use against a 1-3-1 defense. Coach Rey shows you the proper adjustments against these common alignments and actions. This includes defending the 2-1-2, 2-1-2 offset, 1-4 high, 2-3 low, high ball screen, screening the middle of the zone, screening the backside wing, and screening the tail.
Chapter 8 - Extending the 31 Defense
Coach Rey's basic 1-3-1 defense is a quarter-court defense. However, the defense can be extended to pick up the ball-handlers in the backcourt. This section highlights how you can extend your 1-3-1 defense into 3/4 court, or even full court pressure.
Chapter 9 - Drilling the 31 Defense
There are three-part method drills that Coach Rey likes to incorporate in teaching the 31 Defense. These are drills that he would use early in the season, though he actually doesn’t begin to install the 31 Defense until the second week of practice. He uses these drills to help isolate the movement of the various positions on the floor.
Chapter 10 - Frequently Asked Questions
In this section, Coach Rey goes over questions that he has been frequently asked over the many years that he has been coaching this 1-3-1 defense. Questions include how to guard multiple shooters on the floor, where to play smaller/less athletic players, and much more!
How to Implement the 1-3-1 Defense
The really neat thing about this DVD set is that it includes a 6 day plan to implement this defense. Coach Rey discusses his whole-part-whole teaching method, how he incorporates gym and classroom time while teaching, and providing appropriate correction through the learning process of the implementation phase.
Coach Rey gives you a detailed 6-day plan of drills and implementation techniques that will have your team running this defense effectively in no time.
Chapter 11: Closing Thoughts
In Coach Rey's closing thoughts, he highlights his influences in running the 1-3-1 zone and offering advice on watching game film to better understand your team's tendencies and what you need to work on. He closes the DVD out by thanking his past and present players and coaches for effectively implementing this defense.
72 Page Supplemental eBook
For your convenience, we have documented the step-by-step process, key teaching points, and drills from the first the DVDs. The PDF eBook is 72 pages.
Who Should Consider this eBook & DVD Set?
This product is primarily for coaches at the middle school level and beyond. Veteran coaches will get new drills and ideas to implement this defense. They'll also get to see first hand how a successful coach like Will Rey implements his defense step-by-step.
If you are a youth coach working with players between the ages of 6 and 13, we adamantly believe that youth coaches should run man to man defense and youth players should learn fundamental defensive concepts before advancing to zone.
In addition to receiving the DVD, 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 the videos and download the eBook. The streaming videos require high-speed internet and can be viewed on any computer or tablet connected to the internet.
How Much Does it Cost?
The price for the 150 minute 2-DVD set and 72 page eBook is $69.
Online streaming video is also included with the DVD purchase (accessed in the password protected members area).
20% Special Discount for All Purchases By Friday, December 22nd
If you purchase by Friday, December 22nd, you can get the DVDs at a 20% special discount for $55.
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