with Phil Martelli, St. Joe's University Head Coach;
2004 AP National Coach of the Year, 5x A-10 Champions; 4x A-10 Coach of the Year; 2005 USA Basketball Under 21 World Championship Team Head Coach
Making stuff up on the sideline in pressure situations is a sure fire way to fail, but preparing for the special situations that arise in a game will enable you to succeed in crunch time.
This on-court demonstration is jam-packed with tips and tools to win games when only seconds are left on the clock. Phil Martelli is a master at analyzing what his teams must do to clinch a win in the final seconds of the game. In this terrific on-court demonstration, Coach Martelli addresses multiple situations where your team might be able to steal a game-winning basket by being prepared for those all-important special situations that arise in tight games.
Coach Martelli covers the most common late-game, special situations, including:
• fouling at the end of a game
• intentionally missing a free throw
• rebounding an intentionally missed free throw when you're down 2 points
• rebounding an intentionally missed free throw when you're down 3 points
• full-court plays when you are down by 2, 3, or 4 with only 6 seconds left
• communicating with teammates to save the ball out-of-bounds
• tweaking your full-court press to get a 5-second call on your opponent inbounding the ball late in the game
• creating side out-of-bounds plays that flow directly into your offensive system in the half-court
• playing successfully underneath your own basket at the end of a game with various position options
So often games come down to just one or two possessions, and having an effective attack for those moments is critical to stealing the game. The ability to execute in these special situations can be the difference between a winning season and a losing one.
57 minutes. 2014.