Posted 02 February 2003 - 09:49 AM
Posted 04 February 2003 - 07:24 AM
Maybe you could try a 1-1-3 defense, this would allow you to put pressure on the ball and still clog up the middle against the bigger players.
If you two point guards are that talented, you should be able to fast-break continually and maybe run them into the ground.
I agree your biggest obstacle will be overcoming the mind set that you can't beat the other team.
Good luck, let us know how the championship game goes.
Posted 07 February 2003 - 08:02 AM
Posted 07 February 2003 - 10:48 AM
You are correct, they have accomplished alot just by making it a championship game. We always have to be carefully about not placing our focus on winning as being the only determining factor of success.
We had a big game last night as one of my teams is in a playoff to get into the playoffs as we tied two other teams for second place. We lost by 4 points. This doesn't knock us completely out as we have one more chance to beat the loser of the next game.
Anyway, the point I wanted to make is that before the game starts try to keep you kids loose, as you stated they already think they can't beat the other team so they will be feeling pressure. In retrospect our team came out very tight and we had to come from behind in the second half. We tied the game with 45 seconds to go and then the other team scored with 30 seconds left. We missed and fouled and they made both free throws. It was a great game.
Let your players know they have had alot of success already and that the game they are about to play is just another game win or lose tomorrow will just be another day in this thing we call life.
Posted 09 February 2003 - 08:02 AM
Posted 10 February 2003 - 10:04 AM
In the long run you team will better off for what they accomplished together. They will remember that you cared about them not so much for their ability but because they are a person.
Thanks for sharing a little of your season with us.