Winning Close Games

Last shot win

"You must be prepared to be a winner." -- John Wooden

Winning of "BIG" games and championships are not a matter of chance. They are a result of being prepared down to the smallest detailed. End of game situations and clock management really become paramount late in the season when a single shot can determine a team's playoff fate. Be sure to use the scoreboard clock to include offensive and defensive end of game situations in your practices. Do not ever expect your players to execute anything during a game that you have not covered in practice.


Click on the desired presentation below to view details

View End of Game Strategies

View Importance of Defensive Stops

View Clock Management and Fouling

View Protecting a Hard Earned Lead (Spread Offenses)

View End of Game Substitutions

View Critical End of Game Timeouts

View Last Shot Situations

Last Shot Strategies

Last Shot Guidelines

Proven Last Shot Full Court Out of Bounds Plays

View Defending Against the Last Shot

View Protecting a Lead Against Three Point Shots

View End of Game Nightmares to Avoid



Return to Coaching Strategies - Click Here


Return to HoopTactics - Click Here>