Here is an excerpt from Keith Haske's Uptempo System on reasons that an uptempo system could help your program...
1) Develops Depth
Coach Haske believes their system develops depth. After running the system for more than 15 years at 3 different schools, he always has deep teams. He believes that is because of "the system" and the way they practice.
Also, if you have more possessions due to the uptempo style at every practice and in every game you play, your players are going to develop their skills at a faster pace due to the increased amount of reps.
2) Fun for Coaches, Players and Fans
Players and fans love the uptempo pace and intensity. The system draws large crowds and excitement. Lots of kids get to play. And parents rarely complain.
It's an intense and exciting style of play!
3) Unique - Difficult for Opponents to Prepare for
The system is unique. You don't see a lot of other teams run this and it requires other teams to use different preparation against you.
One of the biggest benefits to the pressure defense is that it looks different to the opponent each time down the floor, yet it's simple. The rules allow for this.
4) Wears Opponents Down
The constant tempo and pressure wears teams down. It's difficult for any team (good or bad) to stay disciplined for the entire game.
Keith Haske's teams are usually their best toward the end of game. They almost always make a big run in the 2nd half.
5) Flexible - Works Regardless of Your Personnel
As long as you have 10 players that will work hard... you can succeed with this system.
You don't need size, speed, athleticism, or a great amount of skill. Of course all those things help! But it's a flexible system that works with small teams, tall teams, or almost any talent level.
6) Easy to Teach
The rules makes the system easy to learn. Middle school teams can easily learn the system and succeed.
7) High Scoring
The system creates pace, tempo, and gets you easy high percentage baskets. Coach Haske's teams usually average 80 points per game. Their highest season average was 90 points per game!
8) Develops Athleticism
Due to the constant sprinting, stopping, and changing directions throughout every practice and every game, your players will naturally develop better athleticism… more so when compared to your traditional half court game.
9) It Wins Games
Bottom line is the system gets results. It has worked with boys and girls and at 3 different schools.
It works against bad teams and good teams. Good teams might not turn it over as much, but they take quick shots and go faster than they want to. As a result, their shooting percentage suffers. Opponents get gassed and wear down.
It's fun, exciting, players love it, practices are fun, and it wins games! What more could you want?
Keith Haske's Uptempo System
|Keith Haske's Uptempo Basketball System - Pressure Defense, Pressure Offense
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