Everything you need to set up the right play and score when the game is on the line!
- Draw up a full-court home run play to help you score in the final seconds
- Create scoring opportunities from multiple sideline inbound plays to give your players the best chance to hit the big shot, from a variety of spots on the floor, at the end of games
- Learn how to employ "push and play" actions to get easy baskets when the clock is ticking down
with Steve Forbes, East Tennessee State Head Coach; 2017 SoCon Tournament and Regular Season Champions; former Northwest Florida State Head Coach, Back-to-Back NJCAA Division I National Runner-Up; nine seasons as a D-I Assistant Coach (with Billy Gillispie, Bruce Pearl, & Gregg Marshall)
Great coaches have to prepare themselves to be masterful tacticians in close games. Failing to have an answer in critical late game situations can spoil all of the effort your players have given to reach that point. In this video, Steve Forbes opens up his playbook to give you the solutions you need to succeed in tight, pressure-filled situations.
You will get 13 plays for special situations in addition to an assortment of concepts and strategies that will help you prevail in a variety of late-game situations. These plays have a proven track record for success; in 2016, Coach Forbes' team was 15-4 in games decided by 6 points or less.
Before you even begin to think about X's and O's, you need to establish a team culture that is going to give you a chance to prevail through adverse situations. Forbes shares strategies he uses to get his players to buy into their team culture. He covers his "team reality board," his team perception test, and practice planning. These ideas will enable you to emphasize your core values with players on a daily basis and help players understand their roles on the team.
Full Court "Home Run" Plays
In the final moments of close games, you have to be prepared to score from any spot on the court. Coach Forbes gives you the tools you need to go the full length of the court to score with two home run plays. Whether it's dead ball situations out of a timeout or something your players have to snap into after a made basket, Forbes has a play you can use.
- Otero - Counter aggressive full court pressure to get easy layups! - Valparaiso - Use this dead ball play to find the game winning basket with only seconds left.
Push and Play Early Offense
Coach Forbes demonstrates his "Push and Play" series of plays that will allow your team to flow right into their offense. In 'Memphis,' players sprint from a free throw right into his version of dribble-drive offense to find scoring opportunities without having to burn a timeout. Memphis is great to utilize when you only need a two-point basket. It also puts the pressure on the officials to call a foul on the driver.
'Shocker' is fast break play to open up your best shooter for a late game 3-point opportunity. This play uses a dribble hand-off, a ball screen, and a flare screen to get that crucial last-second basket.
Coach Forbes provides three amazing 6-second plays to help coaches prepare for the game's most stressful moments. In 'Box Timeout,' Forbes gives you a simple, but effective play to advance the ball to half court without wasting any time on the clock in order to call time out and set up a sideline play.
Sideline Inbounds Plays
Any NBA coach will tell you it's an absolute necessity to have a playbook of sideline inbound plays for late game situations. This ends up being the location where many of your wins or losses might be determined! Coach Forbes demonstrates eight inbound plays that he has personally used in close games.
In a unique twist, Forbes names the plays after games where he used the plays and won. He doesn't just say the play - he describes how the defense played and why/how the play worked.
Coach Forbes gives you everything thing you need to set up the right play and score the basketball when the game is on the line! Give yourself the best chance for success with these tried and true game-winning plays.