Communicate With Your Team During Games
Coaches often use timeouts as opportunities to communicate with their teams, but there are many other opportunities and ways to communicate without calling a timeout. There are at least 50 dead balls in every game.
- Are you taking full advantage of these dead ball opportunities to communicate with your team?
- What other opportunities or strategies can you use to help foster communication without calling timeout?
- Can you make a substitution instead of calling a timeout send a message to one player or the rest of the team?
- How do you implement your systems and philosophies in practice?
- How can you foster communication between the players on your team?
- Is it better for you to tell a player something or have another player give that player the message?
- Do you talk with your staff and the players who are not in the game?
- What are you trying to tell your team?
- Is it timely?
- Is it digestable in the time that they have?
- Communicating to the players without the ball or not guarding the ball can be just as effective.