Mike Moran: Maximizing Your Team Potential with "Platooning"
on April 6, 2008
After watching this video, I started to wonder if I could do this with my team. I coach a small private school boys JV team, where half of my team is in middle school. I played this last year with a HS unit(9th/10th graders) and a MS unit (7th/8th graders). I had lost 80% of my scoring from the year before, and we ended up averaging 12 more points a game this year.
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Just about every game they all played. We ran and pressed without much athleticism, but by platooning, the MS unit would come in with great energy and not only maintain the margin, but in many cases extend the lead. They took pride in what they were doing as a unit. Next season they will be my starting unit with a lot of experience in close games.
We were 13-5 this year and 3-0 in OT games. We dominated in OT. Because we were able to wear teams down. Alot of it had to do with platooning. If you are looking for some ideas of how to play more players this has some good ideas to ponder.