All Access Carleton Basketball Practice with Dave Smartby Chris Oliver
“Dave Smart is as bright as anyone I’ve met in our business. His defensive philosophy and techniques have been helpful to us. We always look for opportunities to learn from Dave.”
- Jay Wright, Villanova University
Never before access! It's here for you. Learn from one of the greatest minds in basketball who opened his doors and shared the game with us from one of the most successful basketball programs in the world.
In these four videos, Coach Smart runs three hard-nosed practices that focus on both sides of the ball, and one defensive clinic. The total video watch time is over seven hours!
Learn Insights into Carleton's Culture
See how Coach Smart tells players the truth, and how players challenge their teammates to be better, making each player earn their success leading to a culture where no player gets something for nothing.
Learn the Force Weak Defense
Watch Dave Smart teaches the force weak defensive concepts that allow Carleton to defend teams based on matchups to exploit opponent weaknesses.
Learn How to Include Competition in Practice
Coach Smart gives you a look at how they keep score in every competitive drill to encourage players to compete hard all of the time.
Learn the Practice Drills and Insights
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Learn How to Hold Players Accountable
Get an inside look at how Carleton practices are three times harder than their toughest game with an opponent, and how competitors, not simply competitive players are held accountable.
Learn to Build Offensive Efficiency
When it comes to offense, Coach Smart believes in doing it the easiest way possible. He shows how his team plays off-ball screen and dribble penetration with the proper spacing necessary to be both effective and efficient in full-court and half-court offense.
What makes these all-access practice video different than the rest? You can learn from one of the most dominant dynasties in collegiate sports history. Smart has led the Carleton Ravens men's basketball team to an incredible 12 of the past 16 national titles. Since taking over the Ravens program in 1999-00, Smart has been named the Canadian Collegiate Basketball Coach of the Year a record eight times.
Carleton is no stranger to competing about the NCAA. Dave Smart’s team has played 54 exhibition games against Division I NCAA schools. During this time, the Ravens posted wins against perennial NCAA powerhouse programs such as Wichita State, Baylor, and Wisconsin. Through these north vs. south competitions, Carleton established a winning record of 30-24, averaging 75.5 points per game and a point differential of +5.2.
The focus and energy Dave Smart brings to coaching is apparent throughout these videos. Coach Smart shows how attention to detail and a relentless emphasis on key aspects of your practice will increase the learning curve and skill development of your players.