Do You Save a Time Out for a Last Second Shot in the Game?
Do you save a time out for a last second shot in the game?
Handling time outs are a very important part of the game. How many games have you watched and at the end of the game, when the coach needed one he didn't have any? Here's how I handle time outs...
At the high school level we get one 20 second time out and three full time outs. My first time out was ALWAYS the 20 second one. Most of the time it was for a minor adjustment and if I felt that I couldn't handle that with a sub, I would call the TO.
I believe coaches should use their time outs wisely, try to save one for the last 10- 30 seconds of the game if you can. There are many times that you may need to discuss offense or defense to try and ensure the win. While it doesn't ensure the victory it will give your team the best chance of getting the W.
I know some coaches don't believe in saving times outs won't hesitate to use them up very quickly. What's your opinion? Do you save time outs? What's your reasoning?
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