#1 Gets kids to play aggressive
Also gets your team to play harder
#2 Wears your opponents out
How do you prepare for something you haven't seen...some coaches don't press because they lose control
#3 Disrupt your opponent's offense
#4 Can score in bunches
#5 Builds chemistry
Must use your bench to press
Other pressing thoughts:
How are you going to wing games late?
Starters control minutes (Exception: Lack of effort)
Come out when they want
Put themselves back in
(Foul trouble: coach is in charge of subs)
If coach takes you out, you stay out until coach puts you in
One-and-done trapping philosophy
Thoughts from Dr. Tom Davis:
"Can only trap a great team once."
"Build your defense to beat the best teams in your league."
"I don't know what I'd do if it was late, we're behind and we didn't have a press."