All Access Bethel Basketball Practice with Doug Novak
“Doug Novak is one of the brightest coaches in the country.  He is nationally known as highly cerebral and a great thinker of the game.  Remarkably, his integrity matches his intellect.  Bethel has hit a home run in hiring him.” Jimmy Tillette, Former Head Coach Samford University
Watch samples from the three all access practices.
Amazing praise from some championship coaches
Doug’s teams run great offense with myriad actions on every possession.. His teams take on his personality: energetic, passionate, humble, and hard working. I have learned a lot both from coaching against and in my conservations with Doug and I highly encourage young coaches to follow his work and teams.
John Tauer | University of St. Thomas
Doug Novak is one of the most creative and innovative offensive minds that I know. He is a terrific teacher and finds ways to make complex things simple for his players. Coaches at all levels could learn a lot from Doug.
Niko Medved | Colorado State University
I have had the privilege of working with Doug at 3 schools and he is a tremendous person and coach who possesses an unmatched passion for basketball. He is a talented teacher of the game with a terrific understanding of coaching and communicating to all levels of players. Innovative, creative, driven ... that’s Doug Novak!
Ed Conroy | Minnesota Golden Gophers
Doug is a man of character, integrity, and tremendous wisdom.  He will create a culture of excellence within the men's basketball program that will be evident throughout the Bethel Campus, in the classroom and on the floor.  The young men who will play for Coach Novak are so fortunate to have one of the best teachers of the game of basketball and life to invest in them during their time at Bethel. 
Lennie Acuff | Head Coach Lipscomb University

Access one of the best basketball educators in the world. Learn to teach better basketball using methods that have produced fundamentally skilled decision-makers. Open the doors and get full access to three practices, one full unedited film session, and a point of attack instructional finishing video.

Features and Benefits
Learn a Culture of Getting Better
Watch how Coach Novak builds a culture of getting better. And how he feels it is far more important than any offense or defense. A constant theme is to be faithful to stuff that matters.
Build a Practice that Works
Get an inside look at how Coach Novak wants to be good at the things that happen a lot. Passing, dribbling, and shooting are taught and reinforced through drills and game play.
Dive Deep Into the Details
Get an inside look at how Coach Novak emphasizes creating a flexible approach to the game.  His offense is a series of concepts blended together to attack the basket in multiple ways and angles in a continuous fashion. 
Communicate your Philosophy 
Coach Novak shares his philosophy, and teaches players that there is more to life than basketball, and that there is more to basketball than basketball.
Learn How to Blend Competition and Teaching
Watch competitive practices focused on individual player and team development through a blend of drills, and game play.
Get a Big Picture Look
Don’t miss this opportunity to get an all-access look at practice and a film session that shows you how to coach in a controlled and disciplined way that connects and transfers practice to games.
PRACTICE + POINT OF ATTACK FINISHING VIDEO 
(Regular $39.99)
$90 USD

PRACTICE ONLY BUNDLE
$75.00  USD

PRACTICE + POINT OF ATTACK FINISHING VIDEO 
(Regular $39.99)
$90 USD

What makes these  all access practice videos different than the rest?

Watch a teaching style that is transferable to all levels of coaching. Players are asked questions throughout practice as part of the teaching process. How are you using your gifts? Does your teammate need help or space?

You can also learn how Coach Novak builds skill beyond talent. His core offensive philosophy is to make simple plays multiple times within a possession. Simplicity allows for repetition. Repetition leads to execution. Because of this he wants players to play decisive, fast and free. He wants players to find or create space to utilize skills. His flexible style allows for growth. The program lives by “me first, for us” ethos that is on display in all three practice videos.

Above all else you will see how technical and tactical brilliance is combined with healthy competition. Players are developed to play tough and be well-prepared, while still caring deeply about their welfare and spirit.

Who is Doug Novak?

Doug Novak is entering his eighth season as the head men's basketball coach at Bethel University after spending the seven previous years as a top assistant at the NCAA Division I level. He was one of the top clinicians in the world, sharing his philosophy and basketball knowledge to coaches of all levels.

At Bethel, Coach Novak, has a record of 128-63 (.670) in seven seasons at Bethel. This is the highest winning percentage of any Bethel basketball coach. He has 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.

His teams have had seven consecutive MIAC Playoff appearances, advancing to the semifinals in six of the seven years and the championship game three times (2015, 2017, 2018).

At the NCAA‌ Division 1 level Coach Novak helped the Tulane Green Wave to two Conference USA Championship tournament appearances, and a 2013 CollegeInsider.com Tournament appearance. He also helped turn The Citadel program around from a 10-21 record to 20-13 within three seasons and guided the Bulldogs through the most successful stretch in program history.

As a head coach, Coach Novak also led Anderson (S.C.) University to their first winning season in NCAA Division II, and Anderson's first Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Championship in program history. In addition, he spent three seasons as the Athletic Director and head basketball coach at Iowa Western Community College.

Who is Doug Novak?

Doug Novak is entering his seventh season as the head men's basketball coach at Bethel University after spending the seven previous years as a top assistant at the NCAA Division I level. He was one of the top clinicians in the world, sharing his philosophy and basketball knowledge to coaches of all levels.

At Bethel Coach Novak, has a record of 112-53 (.675) in six seasons at Bethel. This is the highest winning percentage of any Bethel basketball coach. He has 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.

His teams have had six consecutive MIAC Playoff appearances, advancing to the semifinals all six years and the championship game three times (2015, 2017, 2018).

At the NCAA‌ Division 1 level Coach Novak helped the Tulane Green Wave to two Conference USA Championship tournament appearances, and a 2013 CollegeInsider.com Tournament appearance. He also helped turn The Citadel program around from a 10-21 record to 20-13 within three seasons and guided the Bulldogs through the most successful stretch in program history.

As a head coach, Coach Novak also led Anderson (S.C.) University to their first winning season in NCAA Division II, and Anderson's first Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Championship in program history. In addition, he spent three seasons as the Athletic Director and head basketball coach at Iowa Western Community College.

Doug Novak is providing you access to three full practices, and one full film session. 
Get all 3 All Access practices for $75.00.
Or add the Point of Attack Finishing video, that is regularly priced at $39.99, for only $15.00 more.
Doug Novak is providing you access to three full practices, and one full film session. 
Get all 3 All Access practices for $75.00.
Or add the Point of Attack Finishing video, that is regularly priced at $39.99, for only $15.00 more.
PRACTICE ONLY BUNDLE
$75.00  USD

PRACTICE + POINT OF ATTACK FINISHING VIDEO
(Regular $39.99)

$90 USD

THREE ALL ACCESS PRACTICE VIDEO BUNDLE ($75.00)

Bethel Day 1 Film Session

So much more than just a film session, this pre-practice meeting takes you behind the scenes of a film and learning session with Coach Novak and his team.  This kind of rare footage is absolute gold for coaches working on strategy, teaching and building culture.

Before the players look at film, Coach Novak takes the opportunity to bond with his team and identify key concepts in how they play and how they want to conduct themselves as a team.  There’s a ton of teaching going on here as Coach Novak stresses the importance of taking notes, how to learn and retain broad principles, and the importance of gratitude in building a resilient team mindset.

You’ll see how Coach Novak gives his players broad principles on how to play on both offense and defense that are designed to make sure all players continue to improve and truly learn the game rather than just being mindless automatons running plays.  

What you’ll get from this unique, 45-minute session:

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Key offensive and defensive principles that are the bedrock behind Bethel’s remarkable success
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Team strategies for building a more effective offense
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Multiple different ways players can create and improve offensive spacing for more efficiency
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How to use analytics to make a more impactful presentation to your team

And all this is before the team gets down to watching film!  

Before transitioning into film work, Coach Novak lets the players know the general structure of how his film sessions will be conducted. The format applies to both practice footage and game video. The key here is how Coach Novak plans and lets the players know that there will be positive and corrective review of their actions in any video used. Players respond more to the instructional part because they know that portions of the session are reserved for recognizing things they’ve done well.

Powerful, concise and informative, the Bethel film session video will help coaches improve on so many levels – culture, building consistency of focus and effort, playing through mistakes, and many more – that just don’t get addressed in most coaching clinics or open practice videos.  

The Bethel video series is a compelling and comprehensive tutorial on building a team and running exceptional practices.  Don’t miss it.

Bethel Day 1 Film Session

So much more than just a film session, this pre-practice meeting takes you behind the scenes of a film and learning session with Coach Novak and his team.  This kind of rare footage is absolute gold for coaches working on strategy, teaching and building culture.

Before the players look at film, Coach Novak takes the opportunity to bond with his team and identify key concepts in how they play and how they want to conduct themselves as a team.  There’s a ton of teaching going on here as Coach Novak stresses the importance of taking notes, how to learn and retain broad principles, and the importance of gratitude in building a resilient team mindset.

You’ll see how Coach Novak gives his players broad principles on how to play on both offense and defense that are designed to make sure all players continue to improve and truly learn the game rather than just being mindless automatons running plays.  

What you’ll get from this unique, 45-minute session:

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Key offensive and defensive principles that are the bedrock behind Bethel’s remarkable success
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Team strategies for building a more effective offense
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Multiple different ways players can create and improve offensive spacing for more efficiency
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How to use analytics to make a more impactful presentation to your team

And all this is before the team gets down to watching film!  

Before transitioning into film work, Coach Novak lets the players know the general structure of how his film sessions will be conducted. The format applies to both practice footage and game video. The key here is how Coach Novak plans and lets the players know that there will be positive and corrective review of their actions in any video used. Players respond more to the instructional part because they know that portions of the session are reserved for recognizing things they’ve done well.

Powerful, concise and informative, the Bethel film session video will help coaches improve on so many levels – culture, building consistency of focus and effort, playing through mistakes, and many more – that just don’t get addressed in most coaching clinics or open practice videos.  

The Bethel video series is a compelling and comprehensive tutorial on building a team and running exceptional practices.  Don’t miss it.

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Doug Bethel Practice Video #1

Video #1 of the Bethel All-Access Practice Video is an immediate immersion into a brisk, skills-based practice.  From the opening minutes of the video, Coach Doug Novak combines his high-energy style and attention to detail to demonstrate how to maximize the amount of material that can be covered in an hour and forty-five minute practice.

Coach Novak moves between offensive and defensive concepts and demonstrates how the consistency of language enables players to transition quickly and seamlessly from one drill to the next.

Coaches will learn much from the overall practice design shown in this video.  Offensive and defensive drills build in complexity and are mixed throughout the practice to keep players engaged and focused.  

This video is an inside look into how a very successful program sets up the building blocks of player development.  Coaches will gain valuable insights into how to maximize time and efficiency in this process by observing how Coach Novak makes corrections during drills and game-based scenarios without having to stop to interrupt the pace of learning.

Key player development skills and concepts covered in this video include:

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How to implement more effective defensive closeouts and rotations
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10 different finishing techniques in the paint that all players can use
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How to identify and attack an opponent’s weakest personnel

See where it all starts for a program with proven success in building a winning record and implementing a culture of growth for players.  

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Doug Bethel Practice Video #2

Video #2 of the Bethel All-Access Practice video features almost two and half hours of dynamic practice footage from one of the country’s best coaches.

The practice starts with Coach Novak taking the team through ‘Habits of Movement,’ combined actions and sets that give players a template for creating spacing, movement and advantage on the offensive end of the floor.  You’ll see how these basic sets can be mixed and matched to a fluid, multiple option offense.  Coaches will want to pay particular attention to the keys and cues that can be used to teach backdoor cuts and timing.

After quick transitions to individual defense, closeout and shooting drills, Coach Novak concentrates on transition offense and defense.  These combined drills work offense and defense at the same time, resulting in a more efficient practice.

Breaking the team down to individual baskets, Coach Novak shows how to build on individual offensive moves to create two and three man offensive advantages.  These drills serve as the building blocks for footwork and movement in later live drills.

Watching the team’s 5-on-5 drills is a virtual clinic in itself as Coach Novak mixes corrections and praise to show how to keep energy and motivation high throughout the practice.  

Coaches will learn how to construct and use different drills to:

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Teach players how to cut to maximize the opportunity for inside scoring
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Improve your team’s attack and flow in transition
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Learn defensive progressions to help stop running teams from easy scores

This video is a unique opportunity to see a beautifully constructed practice in action.  Seeing the mix and pacing of individual and team drills will help make your own practices more effective and raise the level of your coaching.  

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Doug Bethel Practice Video #3

Over two hours of practice footage Video #3 completes this comprehensive series. The opportunity continues for coaches to learn by observing an elite coach in action.

Coach Novak builds on previous practices and addresses all phases of the game, starting with a meticulous breakdown of team rebounding. 

By working position by position, coaches can observe how individual instruction is meshed with an explanation of team rebounding concepts.
In a run through of a series of offensive sequences, Coach Novak reinforces the basic options off multiple sets. By layering different defensive coverage possibilities, players learn how to react to various coverages, options that can be used to counter a specific coverage, and how to flow seamlessly into additional offensive attacks.

Coaches will want to pay particular attention to the details of how practices are structured. You’ll learn how to cover more facets of the game and make your practices even more efficient. 

Some of the important aspects of running a practice coaches can observe in action:

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How the use of standardized language allows for incredibly quick transitions between drills
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How emphasis on competition keeps the level of practice intensity at a consistent high pitch
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Tailor your press defense to the offensive personnel you’re facing

Whether it’s a shooting drill, a passing drill or game-like action, you get to see what Coach Novak focuses on to drive team improvement. Throughout the practice, his use of praise and correction during live action minimizes practice stoppages and assures that the emphasis remains on the players learning by doing.

Finishing up, Coach Novak notes the progress his players have made and reminds them about the importance of deliberate practice and building habits as the way to get better. Video #3 of the Bethel practices combines all the best elements of the first two days of all-access practice and together, all the videos serve as a launching pad for your own continued improvement in coaching. These videos are indispensable for inspiring coaches and giving them a roadmap to success.

EXCLUSIVE BONUS VIDEO
Doug Novak Point of Attacking Finishing Video

Coach Novak’s offensive philosophy revolves around making simple plays multiple times within a possession as they fight for a vision, time and space. This video will help you build a bullet proof foundation to create a point of attack finishing habits that hold up under pressure.

The video concentrates on the Point of Attack -- how players finish an action.   Players are either trying to find or make space with their finishing plan.  The simplicity of the foot organization with a coordinated “pop” allows players to bring order to chaos while playing with speed and freedom.

What's included in this bonus video:

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Practice drills are followed by game footage, six shooting drills, and three multipurpose drills, are demonstrated.
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Timing, rhythm and balance are all taught via the “Freeze Drill”.
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17 different finishes using the same footwork are demonstrated, along with 11 post moves.
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Building on the Finishing School Series, they demonstrated how to execute choreographed speed finishes from different areas of the floor along with turning drives into post ups. 
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They show how they test the finished skills with 5 different pressure advantage drills, building from 1-on-1 to 4-on-4.
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