Coach, that's a great question. There's an old saying in basketball you can rest a little of offense, but never on defense.
A good point gurad will understand when someone out of gas and slow the game down a little on offense, giveing his teammates a chance to catch their breath.
It depends on the moment and time of the game. You can hurt your team if you need a rest and don't come out. If the game is on the line and your team needs you then adrenaline should carry you to the end if the game. Cross country running is a great tool, but simply running alone helps a lot. If you run at least 5 miles a day you will find a way to get through a game. Run every day (not just around your block) away from home and then have to run back home not only will you benefit physically but mentally you will become tougher and desire will always take over when you are winded during a game.
- slow the game down on offense
- run a play with other teammates getting involved (though be prepared for the kick out for the outside shot)
- paradoxically, deny your guy the ball on defense. If he knows he has to work too hard, he might take a break himself.
But most of all, work harder. Fight through the exhaustion so your body starts adjusting. Every challenge is an opportunity. If you are in better shape than the people you play against, you will particularly excel at the end of the game, in the clutch.
Duh... You run like crazy in extra practices then you won't have that little problam. but if you do get winded you run a passing offinse and wait for a drive to the middle if they come into the middle when you drive you kick it out to the wing for an outside shot. Works best on a spread out offense and the deffense is playing a man to man but will work on a zone if you run it right.
Well im a post so you get tired fast, by running back and forth. but when im tired i try and slow down slow down a bit and catch my breath. but if i cant breath a nd i need to get out of the game, my coach has a secret thing when we do a move or pat our head to tell him were tiered and need to come out of the game. thats how i show them im tired you guys can try that to. just tell your coach if you tap your head then you need out of the game. lol
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When I get tired I make sure my point guard knows not to pass me the ball till I am ready!
But most of the time I don't get tired enough to do that!
I play track, volleyball, sftball and basketball and I don't usually leave the game!
I'm always in!
I don't play anymore as I am 57 now and just help my son teach my two grandsons how to play the game.But I used to get myself in good enough shape that if I was winded then everyone on the other team was also.So I just waited until they themselves were forced to sort of slow it down on offense a little unless they were behind.And if the other team was behind we of course didn't run our offense in high gear.
I just wanted to thank everyone for the responses that were left. I hope it helped alot of people. I teach my players how to breathe. It's real easy to do once you know how to do it. The next time your working out or playing and you get winded - take a deep breath and let it out very slow - your exhale should last at least 15 seconds. Do this about 3 times. What your doing is slowing down your heart rate and your adrenaline. I have them do it as much as possible - time outs, free throws, etc. As well as at home, school, wherever just to get them used to doing it. Try that and leave a comment on how that works for you. Happy hooping!!