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Episode 13: Tod Kowalczyk's Offensive Concepts
22nd August 2018 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Tod Kowalczyk's Offensive Concepts Guest: Tod Kowalczyk, Toledo Basketball Head Coach In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, University of Toledo head coach Tod Kowalczyk joins the podcast. Kowalczyk will enter the 2018-19 campaign, his ninth at the helm of the Rockets, after guiding UT to a 23-11 record and a Mid-American Conference West Division title last season. Over the last five years, Kowalczyk has guided Toledo to a 104-63 (.623) win-loss mark over the last five seasons with the Rockets’ victory total during that span ranking third in the MAC. Coach Oliver discusses the offensive concepts and philosophy that helped Toledo to set school records for three-point field goals (327) in a season and ranked 11th nationally with a 40.1 three-point field-goal percentage.   Breakdown: 0:00 - Introduction 1:30 - Changed and Learnings from TBD 4:30 - Flow Motion and Offensive Strategy in a Modern Game 5:00 - Better Spacing and Player Movement 6:00 - NBA and Collegiate Hand-offs 7:30 - Spacing in College Level- How do we teach it? 9:00 - Funny Story by Coach Tod 10:00 - Concept of Automatics and How it Works for Coach Tod 12:00 - Application to Cut Plays 13:00 - “Is it your Players more on Freedom or on Specifics?” 14:30 - Teach Offensive Skill on Youth Level 16:30 - Being an Offensive Coach 17:00 - Doing Offense and Defense in Practice and In-Game 18:00 - Teaching 5-on-5 Drills on Practice 19:00 - Stories about Scrimmaging 20:00 - Counting down Shots in a Practice and After Practice 21:30 - Volume Shooting 22:30 - Philosophy on Offensive changed the Philosophy on Defense of Coach Tod 24:30 - Randomness and Unpredictability on Defense 25:40 - How much is the Analytics drives the Philiosophy of Coach Tod? 27:10 - Counters 28:30 - Knowing Coach Tod’s Termonilogies of his Plays 30:00 - Play Calling and Scouting 32:00 - Set Package of Set Plays in Specific Team and Players 34:00 - Throwing Out Bad Plays 35:30 - Understanding the Terminologies and Play Calls 37:30 - Options on Game Plan and Applying Switching Matchups 39:30 - Emphasizing Passing and other Basketball Drills and Skills 41:20 -  Shot Selection by Coach Tod 43:00 - Struggling to Success on Shots 43:30 - More on Offense and Defense Philosophy of Coach Todd 44:40 - Counting Threes 45:30 - Benefits on Counting and Shooting Threes 46:00 - Stories about Organ Donation and Relation to Basketball   Todd Kowalczyk’s Bio Bio: Twitter:   Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at




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