Coaching Basketball - Game Strategy and Situations

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When it comes to developing your game strategy, it all begins with your coaching philosophy. Each coach will employ a different strategy based on the philosophy they have established.

As an example, my coaching philosophy puts a very heavy emphasis on fundamental skills and player development. So we treat games as an extension of practice. We focus on using the game as a teaching tool and try to treat the game much like a practice. That is a big part of our "game strategy".

We also focus on defense, rebounding, and keeping our turnovers low during the game. So we use real-time stats to determine if we are winning in those statistical categories. We then make quick adjustments during the game. We might adjust our match ups and adjust our defense to make sure WE ARE DICTATING and taking them out of their offensive flow.

You might have a completely different strategy.

On this page we hope to give you some different ideas from various coaches so you can improve your game strategy and win more games.

General Game Strategy

Scouting Your Opponents

Do You Yell At Referees?

Improve Your Team's Performance By Making The Games More Like Practice

Handling Specific Game Situations

Handling Game Situations - 15 Strategies

Advanced Game Strategies - Get an Edge

Do You Sub To Keep Your Players Fresh And Out Of Foul Trouble?

Do You Have a Three Point Defense?

Do You Take A Player Out Of The Game If You Are Shooting Free Throws Late?

Time Out Please!

Do You Change Defenses Coming Out of a Time Out or The Beginning of a Quarter?

Do You Sub Offense / Defense (During Dead Ball Situations)?