Managing the Overtime Period in Basketball
There is not much more exciting in coaching basketball than going to overtime. It means you are in a nip and tuck battle with a team that is on level with your own. Coaching and execution will be the keys to prevailing in the overtime period.

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Managing the Overtime Period in Basketball

There is not much more exciting in coaching basketball than going to overtime. It means you are in a nip and tuck battle with a team that is on level with your own. Coaching and execution will be the keys to prevailing in the overtime period.

Managing the Overtime Period in Basketball

 There is not much more exciting in coaching basketball than going to overtime.  It means you are in a nip and tuck battle with a team that is on level with your own.  Coaching and execution will be the keys to prevailing in the overtime period.  Some coaching ideas to help you come out on top at the final buzzer.

 
1.  Dont freak out, dont panic
If your players see their coach freaking out, they will freak out.  There goes your chance to win.  Stay calm.  Communicate clearly with your players.  Encourage them and exude confidence.  It will be reflected in your teams play.
 
2.  Know your timeout situation
Use your timeouts wisely.  Stop runs before they get started.  A timely stoppage will allow you to communicate with your players and set them up to be succesful.
 
3. Execution
Your players minds will be racing heading into and during overtime.  Calmly encourage them to remember their practice time and to execute.  They know how to play good ball.  Execute and do it!
 
4.  Let your players have fun
Nerves are on edge.  Tell them to go have fun!  Don't let them be tight.  Be upbeat in your team talks.

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Managing the Overtime Period in Basketball

There is not much more exciting in coaching basketball than going to overtime. It means you are in a nip and tuck battle with a team that is on level with your own. Coaching and execution will be the keys to prevailing in the overtime period.

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