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Sunday, July 21, 2013

BRUCE PEARL THOUGHTS ON PRESSING

#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
Creates runs.

#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."

Gary Williams:

"I don't know what I'd do if it was late, we're behind and we didn't have a press."