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May 30, 2021 at 5:22 pm #175783Inactive
We’re starting 3rd qtrs poorly, turnovers up, VPS down (1.3 to .9!). Part of this drop-off is that I’m playing a short rotation, but a good measure is how we come out.
We get 10mn at the half. We meet for about 7, then have 3 or so on court.
can anyone suggest a good re-warmup routine? Something we can do to come out better after half time (and “shut up, coach-don’t talk so much” is a perfectly acceptable suggestion)?
going into playoffs and can’t drop possessions getting the engine restarted.
thx!May 30, 2021 at 10:58 pm #176741Inactive
@Nelson HandelI had a similar problem one year. I gave them a bit longer on ct and made it competitive, even 5v5 for 2 minutes was better than anything else by far.
What I found was they came back mentally ready, game mode fully switched on, thinking about both offense & defense. I think they just needed that helping changing mental gears. It made a huge difference for us.
I’m sure there are far savvier & more knowledgeable coaches who can offer more, but it worked wonders for us and I’ve used it with every team since (pre-game too). I’ll be interested to see what sage advice you receive!May 31, 2021 at 12:12 am #176743Inactive
we also do 3v3 cutthroat as the end of our warm-up. was worried about burn out, but may try it.June 4, 2021 at 11:04 pm #176751InactiveOn 5/31/2021 at 1:12 AM, Nelson Handel said:
we also do 3v3 cutthroat as the end of our warm-up. was worried about burn out, but may try it.
My guys love it and would not appreciate going back to more ‘traditional’ style warm ups. They are really psyched for the game, get to bleed out that nervous energy & are settled, ready to go in the game, switched on mentally & physically.June 5, 2021 at 2:33 am #176752Inactive
we tried it last game with good success. Had our best 3rd, but against a weak team. 2nd round playoff tomorrow night. that will be a good gauge. thanks!June 5, 2021 at 11:47 pm #176754Inactive
Like this thread and reflection Nelson. I have had much better starts to games since moving away from 2 line lay ups and FTs as apart of pre game warm ups. Following your journey!
AJune 6, 2021 at 3:02 pm #176755Inactive
I conclude that we are now starting 2nd halves much better by shortening my talk to 6mn and the team playing 3v3 for 3mn. We were +5 in the third last night, where our season average is +1. Our defensive stats were stronger too. In general, we are falling off in the 2nd half, but I attribute that to fatigue. I’m playing a fairly short rotation in most tough games this year.
thanks for the help, everyone. We beat the only team that had beaten us this year quite convincingly last night, and now move on to the semifinal round in City playoffs against the top seed. Should be a good game!June 6, 2021 at 5:39 pm #176756Inactive
Great update! Reminder – Enjoy the time together!
AJune 6, 2021 at 5:43 pm #176757Inactive
Good stuff here. What’s 3 v. 3 cut throat?June 15, 2021 at 11:19 pm #176764Inactive
Sorry, late to the update but FANTASTIC @Nelson Handel!!!!
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