Re: Help with watching film

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Posted by You've got this! on December 24, 2016 at 23:06:53:

In Reply to: Re: Help with watching film posted by coach on December 24, 2016 at 21:27:41:

: : : : I have been a coach for over 20 years and a head for over 10. Here is my situation. I'm not sure I'm getting the most out of watching film both alone or with my team. I know what I do and I know its effective but is it the best or most effective way to do it. I was never taught how to break down film just learned on my own. So I put the question out to any coaches.

: : : : If you have some methods that work please reply if you have heard another coach speak about the subject or if you have read a book please list. I may be doing the right things or I may not!

: : : : Any replies would be greatly appreciated.

: : : All ways create some effectiveness the way they are used. Teaching is the key. I know a Coach that makes all the game films available for his players on the internet. Another who gives them DVD's of each game. The more a player wants to learn the better. There's a lot more to learning basketball then watching film though, but it's a start.

: : :: I watch my game film in slow motion when I look at it for the first time. I will go back and watch plays and sequences in regular speed after my initial watch. For me, watching the game in slow motion allows me to see everything a bit more clearly. It takes a looong time to get through a game, but I think its worth it.

: I mix it up...
: sometimes I focus on defense (positioning, boxing out, hustle, getting on the floor, switching picks, etc.)...
: sometimes I count the turnovers and we discuss why they occurred...

: sometimes I list the plays and talk about spacing, shot selection, efficiency...

: all the time I draw arrows, circles or whatever it takes to help them improve....

: all the time I am positive with my remarks as to encourage...

: not sure that helps, but I love watching film with the girls --- we always laugh and rewind broken ankles, missed lay-ups, goofy faces, etc...

One of the best ways to break down film would be just to take it one possession at time. It's easy to sit and watch a whole game, but as a 14-17 year old athlete, their attention span goes out the window in about 3-5 minutes. Also really important to learn how your team likes to learn. If it's easy for them to see it and you talk about it, or them see it and then you break it down in practice etc. All in all, there are really no wrong ways in my mind. It's just you figuring out what the best ways are to reach your kids and make sure you're getting something out of it too!

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