Improving Team Defense in Disadvantage Situationsby Stephanie Gaitley
Defensive Team Improvement
Developing a defensive first team can have major benefits on the court. Limiting teams on possession, shot percentage, momentum and ultimately break the opposing team mentally. However it does not come easy, having a team perform defensively requires all team members to be in complete sync.
However, great defensive teams still struggle to be efficient in difficult situations. From the baseline to transition defense to the half court press. Because these situations are often quick, it's hard to get everyone together when the game is moving fast.
Head Coach Stephanie Gaitley at Fordham University is known for her defensive mindset. Having coached for almost 4 decades, she has developed tactics and methods to help defenses in sticky situations. By practicing scenarios and running drills such as the 2 on 2 tandem drill, 3 line baseline, 4 on 4 transition and 5 on 5 hit half court she has been able to elevate the team defense significantly. Introducing her own programs..
**Improving Team Defense in Disadvantaged Situations training**
Head Coach Stephanie Gaitley reveals her defensive first philosophy and how she’d developed teams to be known for their defense. After all, defense wins championships. She breaks down drills she practiced to improve her team's defense and certain situations.
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Stephanie Gaitley is the Head Coach for the Womens Basketball at Fordham University. Prior to Fordham, she was the Head Coach for the Rams and after 10 seasons she became the program's winningest coach and brought 2 Atlantic 10 Championships to the Bronx. Gaitley has previously coached at Monmouth, LIU Brooklyn, Saint Josephs's and Richamond. In total, she has compiled 6 conference titles including 9 trips to the NCAA tournament. Named the schools Iron Major award four times, given to the department's Coach of the Year. There is no mistaking the ideology of her teams: defense, defense, defense.