Developing Elite Pressure Defenders

by Michael Jagacki
Developing Elite Pressure Defenders


Master the art of On-Ball Pressure Defense with multiple techniques, insights and drills from the leader in Defensive Development.


  • Learn the techniques that separate the best defenders from average defenders, including stance, footwork and recovery concepts.
  • Learn the drills and teaching cues to help develop elite defenders.
  • Discover little known concepts to improve steal attempts and create disruptive control!


No more wasted athleticism or wasted hustle. Learn how to develop these athletes into elite on-ball defenders with the drills, techniques and concepts proven over a decade of training and study. At a time when space and pace are the calling cards of offense, defenders that can guard on islands, apply pressure and disrupt at the point of attack will make all the difference.


In this 39 minute clinic you will see the techniques, concepts and drills that have helped so many athletes develop into elite defenders. The clinic is set up into 3 parts: Forward Stance Technique, Drills and Concepts, Advanced Tips and Teaching.


After over 10 years of studying defensive technique, training athletes at every level and coaching teams, Coach Mike shares the insights he's learn to develop pressure defenders. Watch the same drills, progressions and teaching points Coach Mike uses with athletes and teams of all levels.


At Hofstra University he helped the women's program lead the conference in Defensive Efficiency and Steals per game, in back-to-back years. Producing 2 All-Defense team selections in that time.


At Combine Academy Coach Mike had the chance to train and develop 4 D1 prospects. Now at the Division 1 level, each rank in the top percentiles in Defensive Categories. Sean East II ranks in the top 89% for Isolation Defense, Rudy Fitzbiggons ranks in top 87% in Man to Man Defense, Rodney Carson ranks in the top 83% at Closeout Effectiveness, and Jovan Zelenbaba tops 80% for Isolation Defense.


If you are looking to transform your on-ball defense, smothering opponents and get the most out of your defenders, this clinic provides you with a must-have coaching reference that will immediately improve your team. 



"The On-Ball Pressure Defense video is a fantastic resource for coaches of all levels. The techniques are thoroughly explained with examples from videos and relevant connections to other sports. Coach Jagacki provides detailed demonstrations of drills to develop the stance from introduction to live play practice scenarios. Additionally, tips and other techniques are given to finely tune the teaching of the stance for a coach of any level and skill. The video presentation is well done and provides great value. I feel confident using the information presented to implement a pressure based defensive system with my players. I highly recommend this video to any coach looking to do so as well, or for those coaches looking to improve their own teaching of fundamental one on one defense." - Josef Keller


39 minutes.


The Coach

Mike Jagacki

Assistant Coach SUNY New Paltz
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