POINT OF ATTACK FINISHINGby Doug Novak
Creating Habits of Foot Organization
Our offensive philosophy revolves around making simple plays multiple times within a possession as we fight for vision, time and space. This video concentrates on the Point of Attack -- how we finish an action. We are either trying to find or make space with our finishing plan. The simplicity of our foot organization with a coordinated “pop” allows us to bring order to chaos while playing with speed and freedom.
Our goal is to build a bullet proof foundation for why we do what we do. The Point of Attack video will show how we create habits that hold up under pressure.
TEACHING SEQUENCE FOR CREATING HABITS
TIMING, RHYTHM, BALANCE
Finishing School Series is designed todevelop skills from our finger tips to elbows while we learn how to hide the ball with our face.
We will teach timing, rhythm and balance through our “Freeze Drill”.
17 different finishes using the same footwork are demonstrated along with 11 post moves.
Each player will develop their own blueprint of go-to moves and counters.
SPEED AND ANGLES
Building on our Finishing School Series, we execute choreographed speed finishes from different areas of the floor along with turning drives into post ups.
ADVANTAGE/ DECISION TESTING
We test our finishing skills with 5 different pressure advantage drills building from 1-1 to 4-4.
Practice drills are followed by game footage.
6 Shooting Drills
3 Multi-Purpose Drills
Coach Doug Novak
• Record of 112-52 in six seasons at Bethel—the highest winning percentage (.682) of any Bethel basketball coach
• Set a program record of 11 consecutive regular-season wins in 2019
• Led the Royals to a share of the programs first-ever MIAC regular-season championship, second-ever MIAC Playoff championship and second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017
• Identical 21-7 records during both the 2017 and 2018 seasons tied the program record for wins, previously set in 2002
• Six consecutive MIAC Playoff appearances, advancing to the semifinals three times (2014, 2016, 2018) and the championship game three times (2015, 2017, 2018), while hosting the championship game in both 2017 & 2018
• Set a new program record for steals in 2016-2017 with 244, breaking the previous mark of 223 set in 2014-2015
• Four wins over nationally-ranked opponents in 2015-16, including a win over the No. 3-ranked team on their home court
• Kyle Zimmermann named the 2015 MIAC Most Valuable Player, NABC First Team All-American and D3hoops.com Third Team All-American
• 15 MIAC All-Conference selections and four Honorable Mention All-Conference selections
• Freshman named to All-Conference team in first two seasons, no other team in history has had two freshman awarded All-MIAC accolades in consecutive seasons
• One player named to the five-member MIAC All-Freshman team in four of six seasons
• Four MIAC All-Defensive Team selections
• Each season placed a player in the top 10 in the conference in every major offensive statistical category
• Brycen Wojta, Kyle Zimmermann, and Derek Magnuson selected to the USA Division III Team - Brazil Tour in the summers of 2014, 2015, and 2016
DIVISION 1 EXPERIENCE
• Seven years as head assistant coach at NCAA Division I level
• Coached and developed over 20 professional players
• Assisted in leading the Tulane Green Wave to 20 win season and first post-season victory since 1996
• Recruited and helped develop two first team all-conference players the last two years at Tulane
• Helped lead The Citadel to most wins ever in two year span and the school's first post-season tournament
• Assisted in orchestrating the most improved team in the country by increasing number of wins by 14
• Recruited and helped develop three first team all-conference players and coached three mid-major All-Americans at The Citadel
HEAD COACHING EXPERIENCE
• Led Anderson (S.C.) University to their first winning season in NCAA Division II
• Won Anderson's first Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Championship in program history
• Spent three seasons as the Athletic Director and head basketball coach at Iowa Western Community College
• Played on the No. 1 nationally ranked collegiate tennis team at the University of Tennessee
• Served as an assistant tennis coach at Clemson University
• Doug and his wife Tonya reside in Eagan with their daughters Mackenzie, Sarah and Grace
• Originally from Brandon, South Dakota
• Wife Tonya was All-Big Ten tennis player at the University of Minnesota