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Tape yourself at time-outs. Later, play it back and learn from it. Are you getting instructions across to your players in a clear and easily understood manner?
Tell a player one negative comment and nine positive comments...chances are he/she will remember the negative comment.
Linger after practice. That gives you an opportunity to communicate with players who stay after practice to shoot on their own. Some coaches rush to the door as soon as practice ends. What message does that send your players?
"We want to play fast....that does not mean we want to shoot fast."...Seth Greenberg
After the ball crosses midcourt, get the ball into your best playmakers hands.
"End practice on time. Post practice plan in locker room so that players will know (1) what will be worked on today and (2) what time practice ends."....Brad Soderberg
"I never ball-screened until I realized NBA players can't guard it."...Ed Murphy
"I don't like the first shot in transition. I want a lay-up. I like the 15' shot in the set offense."...Jim Foster
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UCONN BASELINE OUT-OF-BOUNDS
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#1 cuts off #5 keeping defense busy.
#3 sets rear screen for #2 cutting to the basket
Orlando Magic Baseline Out of Bounds Play
#5 and #3 set screen for #2 and possible If #2 is not open, he cuts on through the lane opening
"A winner stops talking when he has made his point; A loser goes on until he has blunted his point."...Mel Gibson
* "Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage."
"You can't stop at every dog that barks or you'll never get the mail delivered."....Phog Allen
"When you get to where you are going, the first thing you do is take care of the horse that got you there."....unknown
"One old friend is better than two new ones."...unknown
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SPECIAL STRATEGY IDEAS:
Do you have a special defense to defend the 3 point shot in the last few seconds of a game? If you don't you should put one in as soon as possible.
If you are a pressing team or in a pressing situation , be sure to sub on free throws (the second made shot) to stop the opponents fast break and give you a chance to set up your press.
What do you do after a time-out? If you are on defense, do you take the opportunity to change defense or trap? If you are on offense, do you run a special play?
Do you practice a play when you WANT or HAVE TO MISS a free throw? You should, for you never know when you will be faced with that situation. You are down 2 with 3 seconds to go and have one free throw. You have to miss and practicing it ahead of time will give you a better chance of succeeding.
You MUST save a time-out for a last minute strategic situation!
Most players do not understand foul management and must be taught in practice situations.
There are four types of intentional fouls:
Don't overlook the blockout on a defensive free-throw. Many games have been lost when an offensive player was not blocked out on a missed free-throw.
Note: Different strategy ideas will be presented on a regular basis.You are invited to collect them for your coaching library. Even more, you are invited to e-mail strategy ideas to BasketballsBest for inclusion here. Send your ideas to: email@example.com
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Last updated: August 11, 2009