Create playoff intensity at summer open gyms

As the summer heat sets in and open gyms become a regular part of your schedule, I wanted to share a unique tip that will infuse your sessions with playoff-like intensity.

Here's the deal:

Instead of playing games to the usual 11 or 15 points, shake things up and make it a race to 3 or 5 points.

Trust me, this small tweak will ignite an incredible level of competitiveness and force your players to give it their all on every single possession.

Why does this work?

Well, the stakes are higher when the game could end at any moment.

If a team doesn't secure victory, they're off the court, making room for the next challenger.

It's a winner-stays-on system that keeps the energy flowing and the competition fierce.

Plus, there's plenty of room to add your own creative touch!

For example, you can add a rule where the player who makes the game-winning basket must seal the victory with a clutch free throw.

If they miss, the battle continues, and they're back in the game.

This twist injects high-pressure, high-intensity situations into your open gyms, replicating live games.

By implementing this simple yet powerful adjustment, you'll steer clear of a low-intensity environment that stunts improvement.

Instead, your players will experience the authentic high-intensity environment that requires teamwork to excel on the court-leading to meaningful improvements.

Hope this helps-let me know if you give it a try...

Also, please shoot over any other open gym advice that you might have!


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