Closeout Technique and Development

by Michael Jagacki
Closeout Technique and Development


Closeouts have become one of the most important aspects of successful half court defense. With the emphasis now on spacing and 3pt shooting, the ability to go from off-ball to on-ball is the most common defensive technique and has become the most crucial one. The effectiveness of your teams ability to do closeout will determine the shooting percentage of your opponent, the dribble penetration/blow bys and the scrabble situations your team finds itself in. Coach Mike Jagacki covers the drills, concepts and technique to effectively closeout the ball and develop great defenders in this 37min clinic. From mechanical breakdowns of movement, keys to disrupting shooting % and drills to contain penatration - "Think shot, play drive."

At Hofstra University Coach Jagacki's impact was felt as the Pride went from a 352nd ranked D1 Defense to Top 30: leading their conference for 2 consecutive years in Defensive Efficency and Steals. Before Hofstra, at Combine Academy Coach Jagacki had the chance to train and develop 4 D1 prospects. Now at the Division 1 level, three of those players rank in the top percentiles in Synergy's Closeout Category: Rudy Fitzbiggons ranks in top 85% in Closeout Effectiveness, Rodney Carson ranks in the top 83%, and Sean East II ranks in the top 66%.


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The Coach

Mike Jagacki
Assistant Coach Hofstra University : Top 30 Defensive Eff in Nation
former Associate Head Coach Combine Academy: 3 Nationally Ranked Wins
former Associate Head Coach Middlesex High School
former Owner of True Hoops AAU

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Caterory: Basketball/Defense
Bookings: 42
Videos: 9